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GAME REVIEW – The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1 – A Dreadly Business (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1 – A Dreadly Business is a comedy 2D point-and-click murder mystery adventure game set in Victorian London, created by Seb Burnett and Rumpus Animation. The first instalment of a planned series, Episode 1 sees self-proclaimed leading explorator Bertram Fiddle and his trusty manservant Gavin hunting down a serial killer called Geoff the Murderer. Originally released for iOS in 2014, the game has since been released on PC and Mac in 2015.

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FILM REVIEW – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

By Marty Mulrooney

Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows UK Poster

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a sequel to the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes, once again directed by Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch) and starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson respectively. The bickering detective duo must join forces once more, this time to bring down their most cunning adversary yet, the formidable Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris, Mad Men).

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GUEST POST – My Ten Favourite Holmesian Movies

By Kim Newman

Kim Newman Guest Post

Give me a hansom cab, a magnifying glass, a diabolical mystery, a deerstalker, a rattled-off deduction and Dr Watson being baffled, and I’m usually happy. I enjoy most Sherlock Holmes films – with the exception of the Peter Cook and Dudley Moore version of The Hound of the Baskervilles and the likes of Sherlock Homie: The Ass Detective, of course – but here I select my particular favourites, highlighting slightly off-the-beaten-track efforts.

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GUEST POST – Cover Versions

By Guy Adams


Guy Adams trained and worked as an actor for twelve years before he became a full-time writer. As DCI Gene Hunt, he penned The Rules Of Modern Policing – 1973 Edition, The Future Of Modern Policing – 1981 Edition and The Wit and Wisdom of DCI Gene Hunt. He has also written numerous other tie-in books as well as his own original works of fiction. Today, he joins AMO to discuss literary ‘Cover Versions’ in an exclusive online guest post!

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FILM REVIEW – Sherlock Holmes

By Marty Mulrooney


I haven’t read any of the original book in years (or the countless short stories), but I always remember thinking that Sherlock Holmes had never really been done justice when being translated to film. Instead, to many he had become little more than a pipe-smoking, cloak and deerstalker cap wearing detective.

So when I heard that British director Guy Ritchie was going to put his own unique spin on things, I was intrigued. Would this simply be ‘Lock, Stock’ set in the late 1800’s? Or would the iconic detective finally get the visual treatment he deserved? The answer seems to lie somewhere in-between the two…


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