Saturday, May 8, 2010

Vicky's Saturday Spotlight Meme Post

Thanks to Lori's Reading Corner for the meme this Saturday. The idea was to blog about our favorite male mystery writer and I picked Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
I was first introduced to Conan Doyle in junior high school when the class was assigned a story about Sherlock Holmes. Since that introduction I have been a devoted fan of Mr. Holmes and his author. I have read every work Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has written. In fact, his works sit on my bookshelf and periodically I have to reread them. As much as I have tried to figure out the mystery before Mr. Holmes does, I always miss something. I am fascinated by the fact that Sherlock Holmes doesn't miss a detail and can deduce things from the simplest item. Conan Doyle was a master at mystery. I will say that my favorite story/novella is "The Hound of the Baskervilles". If you have enjoyed reading these stories, which one is your favorite? And who is your favorite portrayer of Mr. Holmes? I think the quintessential actor was Basil Rathbone. What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I am working my way through Doyle's works. I did a review on our blog earlier this year as my first book review (if interested:
    Just stumbled across your blog and think it is neat that you are working with your mom. My husband and I do our book blog. Great to see we are not alone in the great book review partnerships.
    Happy blogging!