Tag: Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British writer and spiritualist, most famed for creating the character Sherlock Holmes.

Baskerville Hall Hotel, haunted inspiration for Conan Doyle

Baskerville Hall Hotel was the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes thriller, Hound of the Baskervilles
Stay at Baskerville Hall Hotel - the very haunted hotel that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – RICK HALE reports

A Study In Terror 1965 REVIEW

A Study in Terror Poster
ANDREW GARVEY enjoys two titans meeting head on, as Sherlock Holmes investigates the Jack the Ripper murders in A Study In Terror (1965)

England’s obsession with Black Dogs and other demon hounds of hell…

BARRY McCANN looks at England's history of terrifying Black Dogs, from Black Shuck to Baskerville...

Hound of the Baskervilles 'unlucky' for Peter Cushing

Howard Jackson takes a look at Peter Cushing's performance as Sherlock Holmes in Hound of the Baskervilles

Black dogs and other terrifying warnings of death

Black Dog
Guest writer K.B. GODDARD ponders the legends of portents of death around the Spooky Isles

Arthur Conan Doyle and the Cottingley Fairies

The Cottingley Fairies is a fascinating case, says NIA JONES

Was Conan Doyle’s The Horror Of The Heights the first Lovecraft...

why is the horror of heights a horror story
MICHAEL S. COLLINS takes a look at Arthur Conan Doyle's ground-breaking The Horror of the Heights

Sherlock Holmes for the Uninitiated

MJ STEEL COLLINS says she is finally loving reading Sherlock Holmes rather than just watching him on the screen

Farewell Douglas Wilmer – TV's Sherlock Holmes

Douglas Wilmer
MICHAEL S. COLLINS bids farewell to 1960s Sherlock Holmes TV star Douglas Wilmer, who died recently aged 96

Is Rupert Everett the most underrated Sherlock Holmes?

JON REES asks whether Rupert Everett should be considered the best Sherlock Holmes

Many faces of Irene Adler, Sherlock’s “The Woman”

NIA JONES takes at a look at the enduring screen legacy of Irene Adler, the female Sherlock Holmes simply referred to as “ the woman”

Elementary TV REVIEW

ANN MASSEY takes a look at Sherlock States-side in the TV series, Elementary

Sherlock Holmes: the Liverpool Demon

ANDREW GARVEY says five-part comic book series The Liverpool Demon is rip-roaring supernatural Sherlock Holmes fest

Houdini and Doyle TV REVIEW

Arthur Conan Doyle expert MATT WINGETT casts his eye over ITV's new series, Houdini and Doyle

Why was Arthur Conan Doyle a spiritualist?

MATT WINGETT explores the Spiritualist beliefs of Arthur Conan Doyle, relating the extraordinary account of his encounter with his deceased son, Kingsley.

Why TV’s Sherlock has lost the plot

Author MATT WINGETT describes TV's Sherlock as 'Moffat and Gatiss's slow descent into nerddom'.

Conan Doyle and the Mysterious World of Light REVIEW

Conan Doyle and the Mysterious World of Light, by Matt Wingett, tells how Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle came to believe in ghosts. Review by DAVID SAUNDERSON

Six times Sherlock Holmes met Jack the Ripper

Ripperologist JON REES picks six legendary battles between Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper!

The Hound of the Baskervilles 1959 REVIEW

All Sherlock Homes fans should visit Baskerville Hall Hotel
The Hound of the Baskervilles 1959, from Hammer Horror, has a wonderfully gothic feel, says ANN MASSEY

Sherlock Holmes and the Spirit World

MATT WINGETT tells us how a small seaside town influenced Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his greatest creation - Sherlock Holmes


Ghosts Christmas Special 2021 REVIEW

Ghosts Christmas Special 2021
Ghosts Christmas Special 2021 is a spooky highlight of the festive season, says DAVID SAUNDERSON

10 Scariest Banshee Hauntings in Ireland

ANN MASSEY gives us her top 10 terrifying Banshee appearances from history in Ireland…

Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Ireland

Two queens: Grace O'Malley meets Elizabeth the First
Grace O'Malley was known as the Pirate Queen of Ireland, says ANN MASSEY

Downpatrick: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

Inch Abbey Haunted Downpatrick
Downpatrick is believed to be the final resting place of Saint Patrick, JANET QUINLIVAN takes us on a tour of Haunted Downpatrick

10 Great Women from Gothic Horror

KAJA FRANCK counts down 10 deadly British literary ladies