Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press. If you don't subscribe, you should consider it as an invaluable source of Sherlockian information for 2007. As they say, "If Peter doesn't know about it, it isn't happening."
Here are the links mentioned in the December issue:
- The next release in Stanislaus Tekieli's Latin translation of the Canon: The Gloria Scott
- A podcast of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, read by Patrick Horgan
- Connections Between House and Holmes - a site comparing Dr. Gregory House and Sherlock Holmes
- Patty Tierney continues with her unique designs of wearable art - mostly earrings and pendant necklaces - in the theme of Sherlock Holmes
- There is a new - if very basic - Web site for Autumn in Baker Street, which will be held from September 1 - 2, 2007 in Norwalk, CT
- The Strand Magazine has a 2007 Sherlockian calendar for sale
- Auditioning a Ghost is a humorous dramatization of Arthur Conan Doyle's "Selecting a Ghost" (1883).
- The second issue of the Solar Pons Gazette is now online
- Sherlock Holmes and the Man Who Lost Himself and a number of other works by Val Andrews can be found on Amazon
- You can find a variety of pubware - glasses, towels, clocks, signs, etc. - related to Sherlock Holmes at Alberene Royal Mail. Just search for "Sherlock."
- Rick Yancey's The Highly Effective Detective is about a quirky private detective Teddy Ruzak - a former security guard who "grew up hooked on Sherlock Holmes and Encyclopedia Brown, a guy who got ejected from the police academy after failing the
- Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: ABout Type is Bruce Harris' take on assigning personality types (A and B) to Holmes and Watson; available from the Battered Silicon Dispatch Box
- Holmes takes on another vampire - not the Sussex variety - in Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula by Stephen Seitz
- Deepwater Films is planning a film Where There's a Will in which the Hereafter Council features such literary greats as Shakespeare, Homer, Dickens and Conan Doyle. No word on final casting yet.
- Joel and Carolyn Senter's Sherlockian E-Times #17 is now available
- The Marylebone Library's Sherlock Holmes Collection is an excellent site, and it links to the 1951 Sherlock Holmes Exhibition
- Sherlock Holmes: the Lost Cases is a collection of pastiches by Alvin Rymsha that is available as an e-text
- SchemingMind.com is a site for correspondence chess, with its name inspired by "The Retired Colourman"
- "A Study in Smoke" is a pastiche available (in print only - available for order) from Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine
- Get your own Sherlock Holmes finger puppet, "Little Thinker" and cutout card with stickers at the Unemployed Philosophers' Guild
- The 108th issue of the Sherlock Holmes Society Journal - the last with Nicholas Utechin as the editor - is available. Roger Johnson, who writes The District Messenger, will take the helm after Utechin's formidable 30-year run.
- Sherlock Investigations, Inc. is a private investigators site based out of New York City