9 Ways of Looking at Sherlock. Beyond helping us feel better about our own status as outsiders, Sherlock is also a figure that brings the whole mystery community together. Conan Doyle’s work has been appreciated by generations of crime and mystery fans, in a variety of ways specific to those generations and universal to fans through time. We decided, as the year draws to a close, to gather a variety of these interpretations of Sherlock together, to showcase the vast breadth of Sherlockian fandom.
As a fan of any good Sherlock pastiche and of several of the authors of the various essays, I'm all over these. :)
Adding to the Espionage Canon. Recommended fiction and nonfiction for the espionage genre. I read and enjoyed Leo Marks' Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945 several years ago and recently saw a reference to Marks in a biography of the SOE agent Odette Sansom. Leo Marks' father owned 84 Charing Cross Road, the bookshop made famous by Helene Hanff.