What can you find here? Reviews of new and not quite so new Sherlock Holmes novels and collections. Interviews with authors, link to blogs worth following, links to where you can purchase my books and some reviews of my work garnered from Amazon sites. Plus a few scary pics of me and a link to various Lyme Regis videos on YouTube...see what we do here and how....and indeed why!!! Next to the Lyme Regis Video Bar is a Jeremy Brett as Holmes Video Bar and now a Ross K Video Bar. And stories and poems galore in the archives.

Monday, 13 January 2014


The third series of Sherlock came to an end last night. (The BBC announcer insisted on calling it the Season Finale!!  AAArrrggghhhhh..annoying!!). Mixed feelings for me, I thought the first two
episodes were more a triumph of style over substance, enjoyable style yes, but plots seem to have been sacrificed somewhat. The balance was redressed a little in the final episode which featured very strong performances from all the cast. Lars Mikkelson was a very creepy CAM, eerily reminiscent of Robert Hardy's mesmerising CAM in the Granada series. There were the usual nods towards the canon as there have been throughout the series. It helps in keeping the Holmes purists on board. The character of Mary Watson had a big part to play, which should not have come as any surprise to those who heard Sherlock reading out a telegram at the wedding addressed to her and signed CAM. Whatever misgivings I may have regarding the whole style/substance thing it undeniably works and is very, very entertaining. It will be interesting to see where the series goes from here...if anywhere. And there I was waiting for 'an east wind coming'....and right at the death, there it was. Perhaps it's not Sherlock Holmes as many of us know him, but it is still a recognisable Holmes brought to life superbly by Benedict Cumberbatch. Excellent.

For my own 'take' on Sherlock Holmes feel free to check out the links below:

Sherlock Holmes and The Lyme Regis Horror is available from all good bookstores worldwide including in the USAAmazon and Barnes and Noble, in the UK Amazon, Waterstones. Fans outside the US and UK can get free delivery fromBook Depository. In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks(iPad/iPhone).

Sherlock Holmes and The Lyme Regis Legacy is available from all good bookstores worldwide including in the USA AmazonClassic Specialities and Barnes and Noble,  in the UK Amazon and Waterstones, elsewhere Book Depository offer free worldwide delivery - and in all electronic formats including Amazon KindleNookKobo and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone)

Sherlock Holmes and The Lyme Regis Trialsis available from all good bookstores worldwide including in the USA Amazonand Barnes and Noble, in the UK Amazon, Waterstones . Fans outside the US and UK can get free worldwide delivery from Book Depository  - and in all electronic formats including Amazon Kindle, Kobo and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone)


Joe Riggs said...

As always love your thoughts! Completely agree about the first two episodes. Yet there was much redemption in the finale. Oh and reading this finally reminds me to add your lovely blog to the list of recommended blogs on my own. Doing that now. ;) Also about to crack open another one of your brilliant books. Thanks David!

David Ruffle said...

Thanks, Joe!!

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