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The Baker Street Babes are an all-female group of Sherlock Holmes fans dedicated to approaching the fandom from a female point of view, as well as engaging in fun, lively conversations about the canon, film and television adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s work, and associated topics.

Sep 27, 2011

In this episode, Babe Ardy, with her Helpers Sarah and Amy take on board Laurie R. King, author of the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series, fresh off a two-week promotional tour for the latest book in the series, The Pirate King. Apart from the world of swashbuckling on the silver screen and women in the canon (with a particular emphasis on blondes), we also talk about Sherlockian scholarship, Russell on screen, and how to successfully cross the worlds of Edwardian England and modern-day San Francisco.

For your further edification, links to things we mention in this episode:

You can find out all about Laurie on her website, and if you’re on Twitter, you can follow Mary Russell and Les Klinger.

  • The Grand Game vol.1 : the first of two volumes of Sherlockian scholarship, co-edited with Leslie S. Klinger. The second volume is still under way.
  • A Study in Sherlock: A collection of short stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes canon, also co-edited with Leslie S. Klinger. Short story authors include Neil Gaiman, Lee Child, and Margaret Maron.
  • The Mary Russell Companion: A free ebook with excerpts from each of the Russell books, in case the podcast has made you curious and you want to start reading ;)
  • The Art of Detection: The crossover of the worlds of Kate Martinelli and Mary Russell.
  • The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: Les Klinger’s edition of the Canon. Prepare for a lot of footnotes.