Episode 45: Laurie King Talks About Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is perhaps the most popular fictional detective. In addition to the many novels and short stories penned by his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes is the most portrayed literary character in stage, film, and TV history, having appeared on stage and screen more than 250 times, according to Wikipedia. Actors who have played Holmes include Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Charlton Heston, Christopher Plummer, Roger Moore, Peter O’Toole, and more recently Benedict Cumberbatch in the British TV series Sherlock, and Jonny Lee Miller in Elementary on CBS. All these productions are made possible because there continues to be an audience for stories featuring Holmes. Laurie King and Leslie Klinger, best selling authors, have brought together a group of talented mystery writers in a new anthology: For the Sake of the Game: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon. The instructions given to the authors was straightforward: be inspired by the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle and go where your imagination takes you. This is the fourth anthology Laurie and Leslie have produced and we are excited to talk with Laurie about this new collection of stories featuring Holmes, Dr. Watson, and other Baker Street characters in original and exciting stories.

For the Sake of the Game: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon
Edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger

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Charlene Giannetti, editor of Woman Around Town, is the recipient of seven awards from the New York Press Club for articles that have appeared on the website. A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Charlene began her career working for a newspaper in Pennsylvania, then wrote for several publications in Washington covering environment and energy policy. In New York, she was an editor at Business Week magazine and her articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. She is the author of 13 non-fiction books, eight for parents of young adolescents written with Margaret Sagarese, including "The Roller-Coaster Years," "Cliques," and "Boy Crazy." She and Margaret have been keynote speakers at many events and have appeared on the Today Show, CBS Morning, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and many others. Her last book, "The Plantations of Virginia," written with Jai Williams, was published by Globe Pequot Press in February, 2017. Her podcast, WAT-CAST, interviewing men and women making news, is available on Soundcloud and on iTunes. She is one of the producers for the film "Life After You," focusing on the opioid crisis that will be filmed in January, 2020. Charlene divides her time between homes in Manhattan and Alexandria, Virginia.