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David Stuart Davies

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David Stuart Davies

David Stuart Davies (born 1946) is a British writer and noted sherlockian. He worked as a teacher of English before becoming a full-time editor, writer and playwright. Davies has written extensively about Sherlock Holmes, both fiction and non-fiction. He is co-founder and co-president of The Northern Musgraves Sherlock Holmes Society.

Related to Arthur Conan Doyle, he wrote :

2 plays :

8 sherlockian pastiches :

  • Sherlock Holmes and the Hentzau Affair (1991)
  • The Tangled Skein (1995)
  • The Scroll of the Dead (1998)
  • Shadow of the Rat (1999)
  • The Veiled Detective (2004)
  • The Game's Afoot (2008)
  • The Devil's Promise (2014)
  • The Ripper Legacy (2016)

6 non-fiction books about Sherlock Holmes :

  • Holmes of the Movies: The Screen Career of Sherlock Holmes (1977)
  • Bending the Willow: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes (1996)
  • Starring Sherlock Holmes: A Century of the Master Detective on Screen (2001)
  • Clued Up on Sherlock (2004)
  • Dancing in the Moonlight: Jeremy Brett - A Celebration (2006)
  • The Further Crossovers of Sherlock Holmes (2017)

He is also the editor of several collections :

  • The Best of Sherlock Holmes
  • Shadows of Sherlock Holmes
  • Stories from the Nineteenth Century
  • Tales of Unease
  • Return From the Dead
  • The Sherlock Holmes Gazette (1991-2005)
  • The Mammoth Book of the Sherlock Holmes Adventures (2012)

He also wrote narrating commentaries for the MPI release of the digitally re-mastered Basil Rathbone Holmes films, and he conducted interviews for Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes DVD.





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