Thursday, July 23, 2009

Arthur Conan Doyle

Among the problems Bayard highlights are: Why did the hound leave no marks on the first corpse, that of Sir Charles Baskerville? When Selden, the convict, dies wearing the clothes of Sir Henry Baskerville, the hound is never actually seen, so why assume that it was responsible? It does attack Sir Henry near the end, but only after a shot has wounded it first. --David Loftus, California Literary Review, December 7, 2008, review of Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong: Reopening the Case of the Hound of the Baskervilles, by Pierre Bayard (via Milt's File)

Review by John Carey of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes edited by Leslie S Klinger, Sunday Times, December 12, 2004

A four-pipe poseur, review by Alfred Hickling of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, edited by Leslie S Klinger, Guardian, December 4, 2004

Zelig on Baker Street, by Laura Miller, New York Times, October 10, 2004

The Swinging Detective, by Laura Miller, New York Times, January 25, 2004

Chemists honour Sherlock Holmes: Super-sleuth Sherlock solved crimes with forensic chemistry, by Christine McGourty, BBC News, October 16, 2002

The Gullibility of Conan Doyle, by William Harwood, Skeptical Inquirer, March/April 2002

No comments:

Post a Comment