The Game Is Afoot! Celebrate the Publication of A ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Book Today!

The Game Is Afoot! Celebrate the Publication of A ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Book Today!

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You know the name. Sherlock Holmes is a pop culture icon, someone who everyone knows even if they haven’t read his books, seen his movies, or watched his numerous tv shows. He’s a focal point of British history and literature, having influenced dozens of fictional and even real detectives throughout his literary life. On this day (Oct. 14th), one of the seminal Holmes collections was published, entitled The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a collection of twelve short stories. image via wikipedia First featured in The Strand magazine, the stories were very popular and boosted the subscriptions to the magazine, allowing Sherlock Holme’s author, Sir …

CW’s New Nancy Drew Series Sets a Darker Tone

CW’s New Nancy Drew Series Sets a Darker Tone

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CW’s new “Nancy Drew” series joins a growing trend of putting a dark spin on otherwise light-hearted source material. “Riverdale,” also produced by CW, is a gritty television adaptation of the Archie comics that started way back in the 1940’s. Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina gained somewhat of a cult following when it came out because of its darker take on “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” another character in the Archie universe. CW is continuing this trend with Nancy Drew, a darker take on everyone’s favorite detective from the 1930’s that stars Kennedy McMann as Nancy.   Image via the Cw …

Investigate Our Top Crime and Thriller Picks This Week!

Investigate Our Top Crime and Thriller Picks This Week!

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Each week, Bookstr will be offering a look at some of the best novels in a particular genre for your continued reading list. Today, we’ll be recommending five recent crime and thriller novels for your reading pleasure. Have a look at our choices and let us know what you think of our suggestions in the comments! Hopefully, you’ll add some of these for your ongoing reading list.   5. Sydney Noir edited by John Dale   Image via Goodreads Sydney Noir is an anthology of stories about crime in Australia’s capital city, told through the eyes of different characters. It offers unique …