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text 2019-05-25 02:38
Summer/Winter of Sherlock
The Mystery of Cloomber - Arthur Conan Doyle
Conan Doyle - Hesketh Pearson
Conan Doyle: Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes. - Andrew Lycett
Arthur & Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes - Michael Sims
Tales of Terror and Mystery - Arthur Conan Doyle
Conan Doyle for the Defence: A Sensational Murder, the Quest for Justice and the World's Greatest Detective Writer - Avishai Margalit
The Sherlockian - Graham Moore
Sherlock: An anthology of stories inspired by the greatest detective of all time - Otto Penzler

Going through my TBR stacks, these are the books I have yet to read that concern either Sherlock Holmes or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, or written by Doyle, as well as two that are tribute/pastiche (one a stand alone fiction, one an anthologies of short stories).

 

I am not including those I've already read (i.e. all the Sherlock Holmes stories written by Doyle); not because I'm unwilling to re-read them, just unwilling to list them all.

 

Not sure what I'll get around to reading the next three months.  I'd like to tackle Hesketh Pearson's work, but I've got to be in a biography frame of mind.  Hopefully one or two will work for BL-opoly spaces and can do double-duty.

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text 2018-03-29 15:00
Reading progress update: I've read 177 out of 298 pages.
The Black Reaper: Tales of Terror - Bernard Capes,Hugh Lamb

continues to be a wide variety of stories--a whirlwind of strange effects and ideas, all different. the bad news is that a few have left me cold, or confused--but there are so many tales in this book, with many of them quite short, that I wouldn't expect to like them all; the last two I did--'The Green Bottle', and 'The Closed Door', were favorites of mine. i think I prefer the shorter ones, or at least the ones that run about 10 pages. shall try to finish all this tonight.

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text 2018-03-29 02:57
Reading progress update: I've read 105 out of 298 pages.
The Black Reaper: Tales of Terror - Bernard Capes,Hugh Lamb

some of the stories have impressed me more than others, but there certainly is variety here! he doesn't simply foist the same basic ghost story--or any Horror convention--on the reader, over and over again. I feel the prose gets a bit too purple at times, but overall this is an interesting set of Horror and Dark Fantasy yarns. looking forward to the rest.

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text 2018-03-28 14:52
Reading progress update: I've read 22 out of 298 pages.
The Black Reaper: Tales of Terror - Bernard Capes,Hugh Lamb

only three stories in (they were all very quick) but I've already encountered a werewolf, a ghost-house, and the Grim Reaper. very happy so far--if a bit unnerved--and this seems like a good collection as far as my Horror tale tastes go.

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text 2018-03-28 01:30
Reading progress update: I've read 2 out of 298 pages.
The Black Reaper: Tales of Terror - Bernard Capes,Hugh Lamb

this could be the winner of the "Most Neglected Author who Least Deserves to be Neglected" Contest. hunh. well, I did enjoy that Mystery novel of his--didn't go berserk for it, but enjoyed it--and since I'm in a mood for some short fiction, I'm going to revisit Bernard Capes via some Horror quickies. these stories apparently also feed into the whole "how does an author this wonderful end up forgotten?!" imbroglio.

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