Portrait of Vasily Mathé by Boris Kustodiev (1878-1927). Later used as cover art for a set of Martin Hewitt detective stories.
Wikimedia Commons/Russian Museum
Created in response to Sherlock Holmes, detective Martin Hewitt is less operatic and more pragmatic.
The iconic Captain Jack Sparrow in action.
Disney Enterprises, Inc
Captain Jack Sparrow sails the high seas again in the fifth outing of the Pirates of the Caribbean series. So did the filmmakers get the science right in the action packed adventure?
James Patterson – one of the world's bestselling authors – may not principally be a writer.
Because everyone's got a book in them.
Writers such as Sheldon are easy to knock – if you haven’t read them.
I was somewhere in the middle of Howard Jacobson’s 2010 Man Booker Prize winner The Finkler Question and finding it uncompelling. (Sorry, Howard.) I needed a potboiler pick-me-up stat. What better than…