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Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #4, Winter 2010
edited by Marvin Kaye
The Wildside Press, $10,182 pages
reviewed by Barry Hunter

What began as an experiment has now flourished into a quarterly magazine of all things Sherlockianian, This issue is chocked full of stories and related essays that show that Holmes is still viable and popular over a hundred years after his first appearance.

Watson opens the issue with an editorial about the magazine and the new Holmes film. Bruce Kilstein gives a history of Holmes on film and gives a look at the new films pros and cons compared with what has come before. There is an interview with the chief toxicologist, and letters to Mrs. Hudson. There are even some recipes to give some added flavor. There is an in depth look at A Study in Terror, the film that had Holmes working on the Ripper Murders.

There are several stories all using the methods and techniques popularized by Holmes and are very entertaining. There is also a Holmes tale included to remind us of the classic style and prose of the original.

This is a must for the Holmes fan and the lover of mystery fiction as well. More details are available at,

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