A Lot of Reviews in The Strand
The Strand just published some of my recent reviews of books, DVD’s and streaming productions:
In Bonnie Macbird’s The Three Locks, a Sherlock Holmes novel with multiple storylines, Holmes and Watson solve crimes connected to an illusionist, a dysfunctional family, and Watson’s backstory, all during a heat wave.
Moving on to an animated superhero mystery, The Long Halloween, features Batman tracking down a serial killer who strikes on holidays.
Kate Winslet’s acclaimed miniseries Mare of Easttown, is about a murder that shocks a close-knit community.
In a pair of group reviews, I discuss Against the Law, Black Ice, and Night, Neon. These feature the adventures of a bouncer, a complex Scandinoir, and a collection of Joyce Carol Oates short stories. In my review of Basil’s War, Finding Tessa, and The Last Commandment, I review a WWII thriller, an alternate take on Gone Girl, and a serial killer striking down assorted alleged sinners.
If you’re an Agatha Christie fan, you must see Agatha Christie’s Golden Age: Volume II: a brilliant book covering her clueing and plotting in a terrifically perceptive and detailed manner.
Kent State University Press produced four works of true crime history, including a case of an African-American man who was killed by a Baltimore police officer in 1875, and the ensuing legal battle for justice. There’s also the story of a missing academic and a supposed spy, a serial killer in 1890’s New York City, and the tale of a legendary con woman who pretended to be Andrew Carnegie’s illegitimate daughter.
Hugh’s Laurie’s terrific miniseries adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? is reviewed here.
Finally, Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System is a book by an Innocence Project lawyer describing how faulty forensics has led to wrongful convictions.
Please take a look!
Chris Chan’s anthology Of Course He Pushed Him and Other Sherlock Holmes Stories Volumes 1 & 2 was released on June 22nd. His first novel, Sherlock’s Secretary, was released by MX Publishing. His Agatha-nominated book Murder Most Grotesque: The Comedic Crime Fiction of Joyce Porter was published by Level Best Books. His first non-fiction book, Sherlock & Irene: The Secret Truth Behind “A Scandal in Bohemia” is available for sale at Amazon.com.