Kindle Advent Calendar: Day 9 – The Blue Carbuncle

The Blue Carbuncle

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The sole Christmas story in the Sherlock Holmes canon. With several illustrations by Sidney Paget and some notes on the ending of the story, with a summary of the adaptations of the Granada TV series and the BBC Radio series.

It’s little, it’s cute, and it let me test out some epub scripts to ease creation, and they did so considerably (although I’ll need to knock on them some more). And yes, just like Wodehouse, Sherlock Holmes automatically gets a bye here as FSF. You have to admit that a world in which Holmes would get away with the shenanigans in Silver Blaze is surely a fantasy world.

By the way, if you’re in the mood to pay $200+ dollars for a full-remastered version of the entire Granada TV series, please check out It’s … well, it’s not the Complete Sherlock Holmes Radio Collection, but Jeremy Brett is a pretty, pretty man.

S∂’s full 2008 Advent Calendar.