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January 24, 2014


Hank Phillippi Ryan


Hank Phillippi Ryan

Oh, too many favorites... wait, I have to read this post again. It's fascinating! Dana--what a terrific weekend.

Elaine Viets

Hound of the Baskervilles is my favorite, followed by the Blue Carbuncle.
Congrats on joining the BSI. In my hometown of St. Louis, they keep a section of highway clean and I'm reminded of their good work every time I drive it.

Beth Simpson

Hank, just my thought!! I was trying to think of Sherlock, but was blindsided by Dana in that dress...phenomenal!


Scrubbed up! That is a dress and a half, Dana.

I've got so many favourite SH bits - but here's my unfavourite. In the Alfred Hitchcock and Three Investigators book The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot, the parrot says "To to to be or not to to to be . . ." and this is supposed to be a clue to Sherlock's Baker Street address - 222b. Words failed me then and fail me now.

Dana Cameron

Hank, Beth, and Catriona--Thank you very much! As for it being a 'dress and a half,' someone jokingly pointed out that part was missing. If I'd been cleverer, I would have said, "Yes, well I was told it was 10% off."

Elaine, The Blue Carbuncle seems to be at the top of many "favorite" lists. And while I was honored with an invite to dinner, I'm not a member. "Joining in with the BSI" would work, though!

Catriona...oy. Just...no, words fail me too.

Marilynne McKay

See, I told you your dress sounded perfect for the BSI dinner -- and it was! Thanks for the shoutout -- fun to be photographed with new friends and see old ones here. It was a great weekend...my liver is only now recovering.
Favorite story is SCAN (Irene), novel is STUD (because SH & JW meeting), Scariest story is SPEC, novel is HOUN.


My favorite Holmes story is "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League." Glad you had such a great time, Dana. Fabulous dress!

Jan Burke

Thanks for the mention, Dana. Spending time with you and mutual friends -- especially our wild evening with SJ -- made a wonderful week all the better.

Dana Cameron

Your advice was excellent, Marilynne! Thank you again! So terrific to see you again, and I love the pic with you, Jan, and SJ. :)

Thanks, Kris! It was a blast!

My pleasure, Jan--so thrilled we could spend so much time together. Yes, SJ, you, and I totally ROARED through the Upper East Side, swashbuckling our way through museums and vegan restaurants. :)

BTW, all: I've been obsessed with Mycroft Holmes lately, so I've been re-re-re-reading "The Greek Interpreter", "The Final Problem", "The Empty House" and "The Bruce-Partington Plans."

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Don't you love, in the last week's Sherlock, the GIant Rat of SUmatra reference? Or am I over-thinking?

Charlaine Harris

I am not the expert on Holmes that many of my friends are. However, I remember reading "The Speckled Band" for the first time, and being scared to death; but in an utterly safe way! I loved it.

Hank Phillippi Ryan

LOVED the Speckled Band! Couldn't get away with that story today, though, do you think?

Dana Cameron

No, Hank, it was definitely referring to the Giant Rat of Sumatra! I giggled like crazy.

Charlaine, I think SPEC was my first, too. Very creepy!


DRESS!!!!! Gorgeous.

This looks like such fun. Glad you had a good time. A little different from other book conventions.

SPEC scares me too. I had to walk out of the room the last time we watched the Brett version. when the bedroom scene started, I was out of there!

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