Top Ten Holiday Mysteries and Films…

Top Ten Holiday Mysteries Having to work on a holiday has been known to put me in a horrible mood, yet Poirot, Holmes, and Inspector Alleyn seem to delight in having their holidays marred by the odd murder or theft. Here’s a list of the top ten novels and stories set during the holiday season […]

The Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Films

The Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Films

The Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Films   This article is going to ignite strife, controversy, and debate. Just what I like. I didn’t limit this to films on the big screen because that would exclude Jeremy Brett and Benedict Cumberbatch and then I’d really get some attitude!   The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) I […]

Poisoned Pen Press: Bucking the Trend and Going Strong

Poisoned Pen Press: Bucking the Trend and Going Strong I recall speaking to a publishing industry insider who once proclaimed that anyone venturing into the world of publishing was swimming in precarious water. “You can’t defy the odds,” he said. “Publishing is fraught with all sorts of pitfalls.” One of the few companies that has […]

Top Ten Crime Films that won the Oscar For Best Picture

Top Ten Crime Films that won the Oscar For Best Picture

Top Ten Crime Films that won the Oscar For Best Picture I know the Oscars seem to last forever, can be unforgivably corny, and those speeches or intros where celebs read from tele-prompters kind of make me want to scream, “Cut, you’re sounding like a robot.” But beneath that saccharine-like glitter, the Oscars have been […]

Top Ten Valentine's Day Mysteries

Top Ten Valentine’s Day Mysteries

Top Ten Valentine’s Day Mysteries   Yeah, the human race is pretty odd, we read mysteries set during Christmas and we even have a dedicated group of fans who love to read mysteries set during Valentine’s Day! With that in mind, here’s a list of the top ten mysteries set during this card, chocolate, florist […]

Top Ten Mystery Novels of all Time

Top Ten Mystery Novels, from Sherlock to Poirot

Top Ten Mystery Novels (Compiling a list of the top ten mystery novels was not an easy feat, I’d rather have compiled a list of the top 50 mystery novels and even then I’d be forced to leave out some great novels.) The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I know. You’ve […]

Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Actors

Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Actors

Basil Rathbone True, some of the films were, at best, loosely based on the short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dr. John Watson was played by Nigel Bruce who turned the good doctor into a bumbling idiot, and some of the films were set in the ’40s. But, a lot of those pitfalls were […]