Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Stocking Stuffer: mystery

Holiday gift ideas are in the air.

Here's a possibility for mystery...

Death Cloud
Sherlock Holmes: the Legend Begins
by Andrew Lane

It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen.

On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers—his uncle and aunt—in their vast house in Hampshire. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe.

So begins Sherlock’s true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent.


Review copies are currently available at NetGalley for...

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle

More unforgettable Sherlock Holmes mysteries for fans of the hit movies.

Sherlock Holmes, the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective, is more popular today than ever. This collection presents many of the most familiar cases Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson, ever solve, including "Silver Blaze," "The Greek Interpreter," and "The Musgrave Ritual."

As Holmes's fame grows, it brings him notoriety that piques the ire of London's criminal underworld, who begin to scheme against him. It is in "The Final Problem" that Dr. Watson relates the grisly, fatal, and shocking tale of how Holmes finally meets his match, encountering the diabolical Professor Moriarty in a terrible struggle at Reichenbach Falls.

SEE a Sherlock Holmes movie this month...

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
directed by Guy Ritchie
starring Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes
Jude Law as Dr John Watson
Jared Harris as Professor James Moriarty

Another one for me to watch during the holiday break.

How about you? Any movies in the theatre on DVDs to watch in between parties?


* part of my mini series of stocking stuffer book-related ideas

* image sources: victorian christmas stocking


  1. I love Robert Downey, but must be the only person in the world who is not a Sherlock fan.

  2. Ah Sherlock Holmes! Definitely a fav of mine. I plan to see that movie too.

    Thanks for the post!

  3. I've never been a big one for Sherlock, but I DO really love Arthur Conan Doyle's fantasy/ghostly/sci-fi stuff - which he was quite good at btw :D

    Oooh, there are so many great movies ahead ... Darkest Hour and Alcatraz are two I'd love to see.

  4. Oooo...I want to see Sherlock Holmes if only cause of Downey being in it...

  5. I loved 'A Game of Shadows'. Jared Harris made an excellent Moriarty.

    Check out my review .



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