CRIMEFEST welcomes SHERLOCK to Bristol



Wow, this is huge!

CRIMEFEST, the fabulous crime writing festival held in Bristol, UK,  is all set to host a panel with the makers of the simply wonderful crime drama SHERLOCK.

The panel will include Mark Gatiss, actor (Mycroft Holmes), author and series co-creator, producer and co-creator Steven Moffat, and producer Sue Vertue.

The panel is scheduled for Saturday, 1 June, 1.40pm – 2:30pm.

Attendance of the panel is included in the Full and Saturday CRIMEFEST passes, and a limited number of £15 tickets are available for just the panel.

If you want to be there pop over to the CRIMEFEST website and bag a ticket fast at

I’ve got my ticket!

So Excited: SHERLOCK Series 3

Chinatown, London. Benedict Cumberbatch during...

Chinatown, London. Benedict Cumberbatch during filming of Sherlock. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s confirmed, SHERLOCK Series 3 will start filming on Monday 18th March 2013!

Head over to the fabulous SHERLOCKOLOGY website to find out more …

Finding Sherlock in the Maze

the book maze

For me there’s something wonderful about the physicality of a paper book.

Perhaps it’s because of fond memories of childhood Christmas’ and treasured hardbacks given as gifts. Or perhaps it’s because from the moment I could read a book I’ve always had at least one on the go at any time. I just can’t imagine not having a current book (and a long list of ‘to reads’).

So, that said, you can imagine how excited I was to visit the book maze installation at Royal Festival Hall, London, a couple of weeks ago.

The maze was made up of Braille books and second-hand paperbacks and hardbacks of all genres from crime to self-help via chick lit, academic textbooks and romance – to name a few!

As I navigated the passages between the walls of books, I spotted novels by authors I love and authors I’d love to read.  In fact, I could have read them right there because the maze was designed to be interactive: see a book that interests you, pick it up and start reading … wonderful.

When finally, after flicking through many books along the way, I reached the end I was delighted to find stories about one of my favourite characters, written by the author that first got me interested in the crime thriller genre, displayed on the final twist of the book wall. It was a hardback copy of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Study in Scarlet and Hound of the Baskervilles.

And so, in the end (and the beginning for me) there was Sherlock.

Sherlock in the maze