Tuesday, September 07, 2010

A Complicated Holmes ...

"Chess Notes," the chess column of the Boston Globe, provided a small write-up on Masters of Technique, the chess fiction anthology recently published by Mongoose Press.

My contribution to the anthology gets a passing mention:
Mark Coggins’s “The Adventure of the Black Bishop’’ is the inevitable Sherlock Holmes story, in the Holmes mode, but somewhat more complicated. We find that Holmes likes the English defense. In the original stories, Holmes thought that chess players were devious individuals.
I can only concur that the story is indeed "somewhat more complicated," but have to point out that my Holmes pretty much shares the opinion of the original Holmes regarding chess players--at least as far as the ones in the story go!

Read the whole article here.


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