Sherlock Holmes is one of the most portrayed fictional characters that the world has ever known. Even during the lifetime of his creator Arthur Conan Doyle, actors were treading the boards and bringing the master detective to life. So famous did the character become than many people actually mistake him for a real character and send letters to 221b Baker Street in the hope that he can help them out with their little problems. Here are four of the best actors to portray Holmes during his long history. (more…)
Ever since Edgar Allan Poe created the first work of detective fiction as when know it when he wrote ‘Murders in the Rue Morgue’, there have been hundreds if not thousands of different detectives in books and on our screens. Choosing which ones you prefer is a subjective matter although that has not stopped us counting down our top 5 greatest fictional detectives of all time. (more…)
If you are a fan of detective fiction and you like playing the host at dinner parties, then why not combine the two and host your own Murder Mystery Night. All that you need is a few friends (around six to 10 of you in total), a script to follow, some nice food and wine, and you are all set for a great night.
In just about every UK city you can find at least one escape room these days. What was once seen as a off beat hobby has now turned into big business and a lot of companies have been quick to capitalise on this. The trend began in eastern Europe around ten years ago, and many people on weekends away soon realised that it is a great way to spend an hour or so.