The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. In September of 1914, as the armies of Europe were engaged in the...Show More Summary
Few people, who have read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Sherlock Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles, can forget those immortal words uttered by Dr. James Mortimer to the world’s most famous fictional detective: “Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!” It may...
Baskerville -- excuse me, I mean to say Ken Ludwig's Baskerville, as it's correctly called -- is a crackerjack adaptation of, you've already guessed, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, at Princeton's McCarter Theatre only for the rest of this week. Show More Summary
Deadline recently reported that FOX has picked up Houdini and Doyle, a brand new period drama that pairs the great illusionist Harry Houdini and the legendary Sir Arthur Conan Doyle together to investigate supernatural mysteries of their own time. The 10-episode series was developed by Sony Pictures and created by David Titcher with director David […]
Getting back into the swing of things each week is hard. So is finding the quiet time to write a review over the weekend. In order to ease out of the weekend, I’ve decided to begin my blogging week with a mini review. It’s Armchair Audies season. In addition to judging the Literary Fiction 2015 […]
Fox is exploring the relationship between Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, reports TVLine. The network has bought, and sent straight to series, the 10-episode supernatural crime drama “Houdini and Doyle”. The project is inspired by the real-life friendship between the illusionist and the author famous for bringing life to Sherlock Holmes. In the […]
Illusionist Harry Houdini and author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will soon be putting their heads together for a set of fictional adventures in a new TV series simply called Houdini and Doyle. No, this isn?t something that Adult Swim has cooked up for their late night lineups.Click To Continue Reading
Yep, it's official: the creators of The Librarian and House are joining forces for a 10-episode series about "the unlikely real-life friendship between Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and illusionist Harry Houdini." And the two iconic figures will be solving crimes of the supernatural variety. Read more...
Sherlock Holmes Creator & Harry Houdini Team Up To Fight Supernatural Crime!! Fox Orders 10 Episodes of HOUDINI & DOYLE!! Read the full article on AICN I am – Hercules!! Apparently Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini were great friends...Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural crime drama inspired by the unlikely real-life friendship between Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and illusionist Harry Houdini is headed to the small screen in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. I’ve learned...Show More Summary
The letters from Staffordshire police unveil a hidden agenda to foil the author’s pursuit of justice. News by Raine Winters Image via The Guardian Today we know Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to be the author famous for penning the tales of Sherlock Holmes. Show More Summary
“Newly discovered documents show that the Staffordshire police fabricated evidence to try to discredit Arthur Conan Doyle’s investigation into the curious case of George Edalji, a Birmingham solicitor accused of maiming horses and sending poison-pen letters at the turn of the 20th century.”
A cache of archival letters being auctioned in England show that Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, was the subject of a police conspiracy. Dastardly!
Sherlock is going back to its roots. Though the popular BBC drama moves Arthur Conan Doyle‘s classic mysteries to the modern day, the upcoming Sherlock Christmas special will take place in Victorian London, as confirmed by showrunner...Show More Summary
In 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a short story about how a small but warlike nation would conquer Britain. It would do so using a new technology in a new and brutal way. It shocked the nation and, three years later, it became a reality. Read more...
The latest screen incarnation of Sherlock Holmes is a somewhat unusual one. In Mr. Holmes, Ian McKellen plays Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective very late in life, and finds him looking back at an unsolved case even as his own facultiesShow More Summary
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Sherlock Holmes tales have had many film and TV iterations, most recently with Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch playing versions of the sleuth. Now we're about to see an aging Holmes, played by Ian McKellen, in Bill Condon's Mr. Holmes, where he'll embark on... More »
A series of 30 autograph letters written by the renowned Sherlock Holmes author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, are to be auctioned in the Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases & Historical Photographs sale on 18 March at Bonhams Knightsbridge.Show More Summary
The world will be treated to more legendary tales penned by Dr. Seuss (aka Ted Geisel) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. News by Raine Winters It looks like this is the week of found manuscripts! What Pet Should I Get, a story written by Seuss and discovered by his widow and secretary over a decade later, will be published this July. Show More Summary
Not so fast, Sherlock.