A Review of the Sherlock Holmes Museum, London

A Review of the Sherlock Holmes Museum, London Unless you are a truly devoted fan of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories and you don’t mind waiting in a long line, I would skip the Sherlock Holmes Museum. Seeing as how Holmes and Watson are literary characters, it is more accurate to call it a historic house with a twist than a museum. When I visited in 2014, I also thought the admission fee was too high for what you get. Once you are inside, it only takes maybe 30 minutes to walk through. There are plenty of historic homes that are even nicer, so if … Continue reading A Review of the Sherlock Holmes Museum, London

To the Home Cinema! -A Review of the television show “Houdini & Doyle”

To the Home Cinema! -A Steampunk Journal Review of the television show “Houdini & Doyle” by Victoria L. Szulc Houdini & Doyle is a television program loosely based on the friendship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini. The show aired in the U.K., U.S. and Canada in 2016. In the series, the keen sleuth and famous escape artist investigate both paranormal and human events. They are soon joined by the plucky London Constable Adelaide Stratton in their adventures. Victorian Murders and Mysteries From the very first episode, involving the questionable death of a nun in the Magdalene Laundries, we see the friction between Doyle, … Continue reading To the Home Cinema! -A Review of the television show “Houdini & Doyle”

Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes (2009) Mockbuster Movie Review

That’s right, there was another Sherlock Holmes movie that came out around the same time as the Robert Downey Jr. movie I reviewed last week. Didn’t hear about it? I am not at all surprised. I am a huge fan of what I call “cruddy-good” movies. These are films that you can’t help but laugh at even though they are not meant to be comedies. The Mister and I spend a lot our time wading through the sea of crappy movies out there giving them the old Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment. That is to say, we crack wise throughout at the terrible special effects, mediocre writing, … Continue reading Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes (2009) Mockbuster Movie Review

Steampunk Sourcebook for Sherlock Holmes Part 1 – Character Biography and the First Short Stories

With Conan Doyle’s birthday this month, we’re paying tribute to his best known character, Sherlock Holmes. I set out to write this Sourcebook and it ended up being waaaaaaaay too long for a single post. This collection of synopses and … Continue reading Steampunk Sourcebook for Sherlock Holmes Part 1 – Character Biography and the First Short Stories

Gothic Fantasy Science Fiction Short Stories book review

Gothic Fantasy Science Fiction Short Stories book review: Introduction You may remember that I ran a competition a couple of years ago. It was won by an aspiring author by the name of Nemma Wollenfang. Her story, the steampunk themed gothic short Clockwork Evangeline, followed the short life of a automaton maid and her creator. It’s a beautifully written story and since then Nemma has been in regular contact to keep me up to date on her success. One such achievement is being included in a book of short science fiction stories which has been printed by Flame Tree Publishing. The book contains 35 different stories … Continue reading Gothic Fantasy Science Fiction Short Stories book review