The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes – Ya Gotta Ask & Hard Boiled Holmes

This week over at Black Gate, I wrote a piece on how I’ve gone from a complete nobody to a writer (note the lower case “w”) by essentially raising my arm and saying, “Hey, over here.” My approach is working somewhat, as it’s how I got a column at Black Gate, which resulted in the post!

HBH_MurderLast week, I put up one of my favorite Sherlockian essays. I’m quite the fan of hard boiled fiction. It’s a little bit tongue in cheek, but I assert that the roots of the bard boiled school can be traced back to Holmes and the Victorian Era. Yep: Hammett from Doyle and Chandler from Morrison. There’s more to it than you probably thought possible.

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