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    What Does Highland Park Whisky and Inspector John Rebus have in common ?

    Rebus's Scotland – A Personal Journey – Ian Rankin

    On the subject of anniversaries and detectives, I’m indeed very pleased Mairiuna to talk about another well known Scottish author, Ian Rankin, creator of the famous Scottish detective Sergeant John Rebus.

    Back in 1987, when his novel Knots & Crosses introducing for the first time […]

    From Conan Doyle’s Sycamore to Sherlock Holmes’s Violin

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930)

    Conan Doyle died of a heart attack on 7 July 1930. He was aged 71 and lived then at “Windlesham”, his house situated in East Sussex, England. He was buried in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire. The epitaph on […]

    But who knows that Conan Doyle is a Scottish writer?

    Sherlock Holmes Statue – Picardy Place – Edinburgh

    Quite touching the idea of portraying Sherlock Holmes brooding over the death of his author… all the more since we know how, at one time, Conan Doyle got so tired of his character that he decided to ‘kill’ him. “I must save my mind for better […]

    Solution to Sherlock Holmes Philatelic Stamp Mystery…

    Hi Mairiuna ! I doubt you have been able to find the solution to the stamp mystery, since you would need a magnifying glass and the physical copies of the stamps to find the hidden letters.

    That’s why I will give you the solution right now!

    The letter D is found on The Hound […]

    Mystery on Sherlock Holmes Postage Stamps…

    . In 1993, Great Britain issued a set of five stamps commemorating Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the very famous detective characters: Sherlock Holmes and his companion, Dr John Watson. .

    Sherlock Holmes on Stamps – GB -1993

    Five great novels are depicted on the stamps: The Reigate Squire, The Hound of the […]