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Before They Were Famous: 20 Surprising Day Jobs of Beloved Authors

For many bestselling authors, hitting it big didn’t happen right away. From Arthur Conan Doyle to Anne Rice to Stephen King, some of our favorite writers toiled away at some pretty unexpected day jobs. This infographic is courtesy of Rachel Lui of The Expert Editor. Show More Summary

Harry Houdini, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Come To Life In New ‘Houdini & Doyle

Harry Houdini, the legendary illusionist and escape artist, has been brought back to life in a rather unexpected way. Houdini & Doyle, the new Fox mystery series, is based on the idea that Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle teamed up to solve crimes and mysteries. Show More Summary

The Big Idea: Paul Cornell

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Sure, Arthur Conan Doyle once killed off Sherlock Holmes, but it took Paul Cornell to do terrible things to his ghost. He does it in Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? and today in his Big Idea, he explains why he thought this might be such a great plan. PAUL CORNELL: The big idea behind Who Killed Sherlock […]

Rachel Howzell Hall Crafts a New Type of Hero in Her Detective Mysteries

The detective-mystery genre is dominated by male heroes—white male heroes, to be precise. There is Lee Child’s Jack Reacher. Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe. Ian Fleming’s James Bond. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. Elmore Leonard and Dashiell Hammett’s leading men. Show More Summary

TV Review: Houdini and Doyle

Oh, Houdini and Doyle. How can you hurt me like this? You have so much going for you! How can you be so…boring? Houdini and Doyle is a new show on Fox Network in which Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle solve mysteries whilst bickering over whether or not the supernatural exists (Doyle says yes, Houdini says no). Show More Summary

How the Most Iconic Sherlock Holmes Identifiers Developed Outside of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Stories

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a wonderful new Ted-Ed lesson written by scholar Dr. Neil McCaw and animated by Lasse Rützou Bruntse of The Animation Workshop, narrator Addison Anderson explains how how some of the most universally iconic items identifying Sherlock Holmes (the pipe, the cap, the cape) didn’t actually appear in any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, […]

Ah, An Interesting and Original Premise Twisted to Become... a Detective Show

3 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Gotham on Fox at 8:00pm ET. Houdini & Doyle on Fox at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. This is a television series based on the friendship of Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle. I would have high hopes for this series...

This Week's TV: What the Hell is Houdini & Doyle?

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle team up to solve mysteries in a British-Canadian-U.S. co-production you’re probably only just hearing about! Person Of Interest’s fifth and final season! And what are these continuously promised deaths on Agents of SHIELD and Once Upon A Time? Let’s figure it out, on This Week’s TV! Read more...

TV Review: Houdini And Doyle tries to conjure some old-fashioned TV magic

The public fallout between Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of the most dramatically satisfying soured friendships of the 20th century. Conan Doyle, famous for creating the world’s most skeptical detective in Sherlock Holmes, developed a passionate interest in spiritualism in the wake of the First World War. Show More Summary

What's On Tonight: Harry Houdini & Arthur Conan Doyle walk into a crime scene...

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, May 2. All times are Eastern. Top picks Jane The Virgin (The CW, 9 p.m.): It’s Mother’s Day on Jane The Virgin, and as far as we can tell, Julia Roberts’ wig is nowhere in sight. Qué lástima. Show More Summary

Houdini & Doyle: Tenth-Rate Sherlock!

FOX’s new series, Houdini & Doyle (Mondays 9/8C), has a delightful premise: real-life friends Harry Houdini, Master illusionist, escapologist and debunker of supernatural charlatans, and Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes and devout believer in the paranormal, team up to solve crimes. Show More Summary

10 Real-Life Historical Friendships Reimagined as Supernatural Buddy Cop Series

Houdini and Doyle, you may have guessed (or known!), is a show that reimagines and highly exaggerates the real-life friendship between Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The series, which premieres on Fox in the USA this Monday (it’s already out in England), sees Houdini and Doyle banding together in the early 1900s (though they actually […]

‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ is Still Afoot, Says Robert Downey Jr.

Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes was one of 2009’s more pleasant surprises, a slick, silly, and surprisingly faithful cinematic re-imagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary “consulting detective.” It’s 2011 sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, wasn’t nearly as good, replacing much of the original’s charming bombast with very loud bombast. Show More Summary

What direct-marketers can learn from Sherlock

by guest blogger Andrew Rogers, Senior Writer at TrueSense Marketing. Now in its fourth season, Sherlock, the modern-day retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, is one of the world's most popular TV shows. There's a great article over at Script magazine titled 7 Things You Can Learn from "Sherlock". Show More Summary

Douglas Wilmer: British Character Actor Of ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ ‘Fu Manchu’ Fame Dead At 96

Douglas Wilmer, the British actor who was well-known for his endearing portrayals of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional character, Sherlock Holmes, has died at the age of 96 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, as reported by IMDb. It was reported that Wilmer died in the hospital after a “short illness,” by The Hollywood Reporter. Show More Summary

Conan Doyle's handwritten Sherlock Holmes mystery for sale at Bonhams

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

A handwritten draft by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle of his 1893 Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Case of Greek Interpreter, is to be sold at Bonhams Fine Literature sale in New York on 11 April. It is estimated at $380,000-420,000 (£275,000-300,000). Show More Summary

Benedict Cumberbatch Reveals The Secret Behind His 'Grace And Ease'

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

One of the best devices in Sherlock Holmes' toolkit is his incredible mind. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who brought Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved detective to life in the BBC series "Sherlock," can often be seen on the show quietly thinking to himself. Show More Summary

Scott is bored. Julie hides the cocaine and hands him the violin.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle is afoot in Episode 129 of A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast.

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