About The Consulting Detective


I’m a Consulting Detective, if you can understand what that is. Here in London we have lots of government detectives and lots of private ones. When these fellows are at fault, they come to me, and I manage to put them on the right scent. – Sherlock Holmes,  A Study in Scarlet

Bloggy purveyor of culty delights –  Séan Baldwin

Will Barber-Taylor has the gift of getting good folk to talk to him. The Cult Den

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You can contact The Consulting Detective or Will at willbarbertaylor@gmail.com 

The Consulting Detectives aims to become a website of various things, not aimed at a certain person or market. A library of reviews, a catalogue of articles, a comfy armchair to relax in during a cold winter evening.  The author of this web of intrigue has a biography below:

Will Barber – Taylor  is a writer, actor and director. He started writing reviews and features for The Cult Den in late 2011 and since then has been going from strength to strength. He has interviewed Richard JohnsonSaul Metzstein, Tom Spilsbury, Heydon ProwseSimon Guerrier, Alex Scarrow, Edward Russell and many others.  Will has also written a short piece for the book You and Who which was released in December 2012.  You can find his articles, reviews and interviews on this blog as well as many other sites.

Sites/ magazines Will has worked for:

The Cult Den: 2011- 2015

The Cult Den

The Gallifreyan Gazette : 2013-2014

This Way Up: 2012

Fish Fingers and Custard Fanzine: 2012

Atomic Comic: 2012

Doctor Who Online: 2013

What Culture : 2013

Haddonfield Horror : 2014

Wordsworth Trust Blog : 2015

Chat Politics : 2015

Genre Reader : 2016

Politicised: 2016

Labour Vision 2017 – 2017

Soft Left Politics 2017

Telly Binge 2017 – 2019

Appiral 2017

Liberal Democrat Voice 2017

Labour List 2017

Backbench 2017

The Round 2018

Left Foot Forward 2018/2020

The Custard TV 2018 – 2019/2020/2021

The Social Review 2019/ 2022 – 2023

Huffington Post 2019

Foreign Policy Press 2019

PoliReview 2020

Young Fabians 2020 – 2022

Policy Network 2020

HOAS Warwick 2020

Mercury Magazine 2021

The Boar 2021

Yorkshire Bylines 2021

Family Tree 2021

The New Voice 2022 – 2023

Media mentions

Dirk Gently – The Telegraph, 2012

IMDB – promotion for WhatCulture article

Debated Podcast Mentions

Lib Dem Voice on interview with Judith Bunting 2020

Lib Dem Voice on debut of the podcast, interview with Alistair Carmichael 2019

Lib Dem Voice on podcast with then 2019 Lib Dem candidate Elizabeth Evenden-Kenyon

20 Best British Political Podcasts of 2021 

Mathew Hulbert on Debated – Hinckley Free Press

You can find The Consulting Detective on Twitter ( @WBarberTaylor), Tumblr (TheConsultingDetectivesBlog.com) and Pinterest (theconsultingdetective).

4 responses to “About The Consulting Detective

  1. Dear Will, I have been searching for the 8th doctors sonic screwdriver online for months now, can you please tell me where I can purchase one from, as the ebay link you gave is telling you that it has been sold! Maybe I am looking in the wrong places god knows, can you help me?

    Yours very frustrated

  2. Hi Stuart,
    The reason you can’t find it is probably due to the fact it hasn’t be officially released yet. I’ve no idea when the sonic will be released. Wave 2 seems to consist of The War Doctor’s Sonic, The Fifth Doctor’s Sonic and The Eighth Doctor’s Sonic. The War Doctor’s Sonic is the only one you may be able to pick up online. The Eighth Doctor’s Sonic that I referenced in the post appears to have been “nicked off the back of a lorry” as it were! When I get news on the Wave 2 Sonics I’ll post it on the site.


  3. Dear Will, just to let you know that I have now successfully placed my preorder for the 8th Doctor’s sonic.

    Thank you ever so much Will.



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