My father and I just finished The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and with it we have completed the last of the Sherlock Holmes novels.
Masterful in every sense of the word, it was easily his
greatest mystery - plot and counterplot woven in intrigue, love,
loyalty, and murder with surprise that the great Diana Wynne Jones
herself could not have better. I also had a great personal moment for I
actually solved the mystery before Mr. Holmes did 😊 Ironically because it involved a trick that GRRM played several times. All of which again shows that mystery and Fantasy are literary kindred.
And yet, even on the last page, Professor Moriarty left a bloody
fingerprint. We may have finished the novels, but we are not yet done
journeying with the consulting detective of 221B Backer Street.
Hall of Fantasy
- The Spirit of Tolkien
- Types of Fantasy
- The Nine Magics
- I am Ian E.S. Adler
- The Bookshelf
- Hidden Gems
- Triad of Songs
- Riddle Mastery
- Heroes of Light
- Females in Fantasy
- The Role and Proper Usage of Magic Thingamajigs
- GRRM the Anti-Tolkien
- Rumors of the Wheel
- Race in Fantasy
- The Final Lesson
- Artist vs. the Art
- Fantasy Book Tiers
- The History (and Golden Age) of Fantasy
- How to make your own System of Magic
- The Power of Names
- Golden Sun
- Seas Uncharted
- Contact Me?