“You can go to blazes!” [3STU]
The Devil's Blaze: Sherlock Holmes 1943 is the follow-up novel to Robert J. Harris' highly-acclaimed first novel, A Study in Crimson: Sherlock Holmes 1942.
Fans of the Basil Rathbone / Nigel Bruce films will recognize the setting, as Holmes and Watson are in wartime London and prominent figures in science and the military are bursting into flame and being incinerated.
Author Bob Harris joins us in this episode to talk about his inspiration for this very different approach to writing continued adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
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- This episode: ihose.co/ihose252
- The Devil's Blaze: Sherlock Holmes 1943 (Amazon)
- Book Review: A Study in Crimson: Sherlock Holmes 1942
- Bob Harris' website
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