For the love of jazz

The playwright Alan Plater drew on jazz to inspire and improve his own writing. Some notes on his book Doggin’ Around.

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Into the dark

Ragnar Johansson’s novel ‘White Out’—part of his ‘Dark Iceland series—is a dark and clever reworking of the country house murder mystery.

Moment #13: Mr. Holmes (2015)

Ian McKellen plays the famous detective at 93, long retired to a house on the south coast. Holmes as a study in the dying of the light.