Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The return of H. F. Heard's Mr. Mycroft.

Good news from the literary executor for
H. F. (aka Gerald) Heard: The Haycraft- Queen cornerstone work A Taste for Honey (1941; film The Deadly Bees, 1967) is being reissued this week, and the publisher plans to republish the other works in the Mr. Mycroft series (Reply Paid, 1942; The Notched Hairpin, 1949) with new forewords. As Jon L. Breen notes, A Taste for Honey is one of the earliest of the book-length Sherlock Holmes pastiches.

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