Arthur Conan Doyle

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Guess who? Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Sophie Hannah and other crime writers reveal their favourite detectives
At the end of a year when murder mysteries rode high in the charts, we ask crime writers to celebrate the best fictional detectives

John Banville, Ian Rankin, Natalie Haynes, Saima Mir, Mark Billingham ,Dreda Say Mitchell, Ann Cleeves, Kate Mosse, Alyssa Cole, Val McDermid, Stella Duffy, Sophie Hannah, Jean Kwok, Sara Paretsky, David Baldacci,

10, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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A Sherlock Carol review – the detective takes on Dickens in a fresh festive mashup
There’s only one sleuth in Victorian London who can get to the bottom of the suspicious death of Ebenezer Scrooge, in this winning crossover mystery

Arifa Akbar

25, Nov, 2022 @9:56 AM

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Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear review – an elegant last adventure
Effectively filmed for streaming audiences in a sharply told adaptation, this adventure stars Luke Barton as the bumptious master detective

Arifa Akbar

03, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Enola Holmes 2 review – Netflix’s spirited mystery sequel for teens
Millie Bobby Brown returns as Sherlock’s plucky sister in a charming, if mostly forgettable, follow-up to the 2020 hit

Benjamin Lee

28, Oct, 2022 @4:26 AM

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Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Lipstick, Ketchup and Blood review
What starts as a straight Conan Doyle adaptation takes a surprising twist in this two-hander about the limitations of story

Mark Fisher

12, Jun, 2022 @3:02 PM

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The Hound of the Baskervilles review – tongue-in-cheek sleuthing
The canine curse is given a comic makeover, sapping the story of its terror but bringing laughs and charming energy from the cast of three

Arifa Akbar

18, Apr, 2022 @10:43 AM

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1921 Census of England and Wales reveals nation reeling from war
Census uncovers personal impact of economic turmoil, housing crisis and Spanish flu pandemic

Amelia Hill

06, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Honkaku: a century of the Japanese whodunnits keeping readers guessing
These fiendishly clever mystery novels have spawned pop culture icons, anime and a museum. And, best of all, honkaku plays fair – you have the clues to solve the crime

Caroline Crampton

27, Apr, 2021 @10:01 AM

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‘I’m immune to success’: Henry Lloyd-Hughes on fame, family and playing Sherlock Holmes
The 35-year-old actor has a glittering CV, but few people could pick him out of a lineup. Could his grimy take on the Baker Street sleuth in Netflix show The Irregulars change that?

Stuart Heritage

15, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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In brief: Tyll; Silence Is a Sense; The Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer – reviews
A jester’s moral crusade in 17th-century Europe; a mute refugee adrift in an English city; and the story of Arthur Conan Doyle and the son of the village vicar

Ben East

07, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Sherlock Holmes: An Online Adventure review – it's so fun who cares whodunnit?
It’s a ball playing sleuth – with Dr Watson’s help – even if you don’t identify the killer in this interactive show

Arifa Akbar

24, Feb, 2021 @10:30 PM

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'I think I’ve written more Sherlock Holmes than even Conan Doyle': the ongoing fight to reimagine Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle’s master detective has been endlessly rewritten. But nearly a century after the author’s death, how new writers portray him remains contested

Alison Flood

04, Feb, 2021 @3:03 PM

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