Lyndsay Faye on Sherlock Holmes: "He's an outsider, a Bohemian, someone who doesn't fit into a neat and clean box for people to categorize."

Lyndsay Faye on Sherlock Holmes: “He’s an outsider, a Bohemian, someone who doesn’t fit into a neat and clean box for people to categorize.”

Lyndsay Faye on Sherlock Holmes: “He’s an outsider, a Bohemian, someone who doesn’t fit into a neat and clean box for people to categorize.”   TSM: What’s your all-time favorite Sherlock Holmes story? LF: This is always the hardest question, but I inflict it on other people, so I have to also be willing to […]

Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Pastiches

Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Pastiches

Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Pastiches I’m delighted to present my top ten list of traditionally published pastiches for the venerable Strand Magazine, for which I’m honoured to have written ten of my own Sherlockian tales, which are now collected, for the first time, in The Whole Art of Detection. The Seven Per Cent Solution by […]

How to research exotic cultures, author Lyndsay Faye has some recipes

How to research exotic cultures…

How to research exotic cultures…plus some recipes for life and the dinner table… I’ve experienced a number of scary things in my life, and here’s a sample: Watched a man tear my purse out of my hands on the New York City subway and beat it maniacally against the wall (I grabbed it back—thank you […]

Lyndsay Faye on Victorian Writing

Lyndsay Faye on Victorian Writing and Upon Women and Their Uses

Lyndsay Faye on Victorian Writing What are women useful for? The question has plagued humanity since the dawn of time. Certain answers are more obvious than others: we excel at pregnancy by comparison to men. Childbirth is another arena in which men don’t hold a candle to our capabilities. Likewise child-rearing has long been the […]