Dr. Richard Kellogg, professor emeritus of psychology at Alfred State, is the author of a short story included in a new anthology of adventures about the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. The volume, titled The Great Detective: His Further Adventures, is edited by noted mystery writer Gary Lovisi. The book is a collection of twelve Sherlockian stories, and is published by Wildside Books.
Kellogg’s contribution to the anthology is titled "Irene and the Old Detective." The story presents an endearing portrayal of the elderly Holmes living in retirement at a small cottage near the English Channel. The old detective shows a young girl named Irene that the methods used in detection are also useful for improving her academic performance at school. With his assistance, Irene develops into a good detective as well as an excellent student in the classroom.
Kellogg has received grants from the SUNY Research Foundation for developing instructional materials on the problem-solving techniques of Sherlock Holmes. He has authored three books about the great detective and is a frequent writer for The Baker Street Journal, the premier journal of Sherlockian studies. Kellogg has lectured on the educational applications of the Holmes adventures at Alfred State, Alfred University, Colby College, and Stevens Institute of Technology. His most recent book on this subject is titled Vignettes of Sherlock Holmes (Gryphon Books, 2008).