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I Always Could Get the Hang of Fridays

Yesterday was a good day to be a genre fan.
** Entertainment Weekly published the first official pictures from The Hobbit.
** J.K. Rowling announced her Pottermore site, which is exciting not only because of the new content it promises, but also because of the new path it may help to forge for direct author-to-reader relations.

In other news, I've completed two more books in my Holmesian pastiche reading, both in that especially Gothic subgenre of Sherlock Holmes-meets-Jack the Ripper tales.
** The Mycroft Memoranda by Ray Walsh (1985)
Read my review.
** The Whitechapel Horrors by Edward B. Hanna (1992)
Read my review.
I recommend both highly, but if I had to choose one, I'd have to pick Walsh's, which may be my favorite pastiche novel thus far after Lyndsay Faye's Dust and Shadow (which I reviewed here).

Oh, and you Lovecraftians out there, I have a special suprise to share with you tomorrow. Very exciting stuff! So stay tuned. :)


"He was lying on the cobbles half-way across the yard with his handkerchief tied tightly around his left thigh and his gun still firmly clenched in his right fist. He was inching himself slowly along the ground using his right elbow and leg. What a fellow he is. Badly shocked by the fiend's eruption from what I had confidently told him would be a foolproof trap and disabled in an exchange of shots, he had, nonetheless, patched himself up and was attempting to come to my assistance. And he wonders why it is I take him with me on my investigations."
- Sherlock Holmes to Mycroft Holmes, speaking about John Watson
in The Mycroft Memoranda by Ray Walsh

Comments

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saffronhouse
Jun. 25th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
And I have just dashed over to ABE to order The Mycroft Memoranda. Heavens, that looks wonderful!
eldritchhobbit
Jun. 25th, 2011 12:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, I hope you enjoy it as I did! I thought it was amazing. I'd love to hear what you think about it once you've read it.

Edited at 2011-06-25 12:49 pm (UTC)
wellinghall
Jun. 25th, 2011 07:59 am (UTC)
Right, it's tomorrow! What's the surprise??? ;-)
eldritchhobbit
Jun. 25th, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
LOL! That's the spirit! :D It's on it's way momentarily. I hope you enjoy! :)
chorale
Jun. 25th, 2011 12:41 pm (UTC)
I love how Walsh characterizes Watson in the quote you published. I shall check out the novel.
eldritchhobbit
Jun. 25th, 2011 12:51 pm (UTC)
I hope you enjoy it, too! I thought it was wonderful. If you read it, I'd love to know your thoughts on it.

Edited at 2011-06-25 12:55 pm (UTC)
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