modesty blaise

Why Holmes Always Gets Reinvented, And Other Puzzles

  Last week I had lunch in an Argentinian restaurant in Barcelona with the Sherlockian society. That may sound rather an esoteric thing to do, but within the context of the city’s ‘Freak Zone’ it seemed a rather wonderful way to spend the afternoon, munching empanadas and wondering what Holmes got up to Europe. It […]

Farewell, Modesty

Sad to hear of the death of Peter O’Donnell, the writer of mysteries and of comic strips best known as the creator of Modesty Blaise, sexy and smart superspy heroine. He was also an historical romance novelist who wrote under the female pseudonym Madeleine Bren. Joseph Losey’s Modesty Blaise movie was rubbish, but the visual […]