I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

By Scott Monty | Covering the intersection of popular culture and the world of Sherlock Holmes.

Rare Sherlock Holmes handwritten story on show

A rare handwritten manuscript of an original Sherlock Holmes adventure will be on display in Edinburgh later this week.

The National Library of …

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Is Alcohol Permitted?

"I broke my blue ribbon and began to drink again" [CARD]

When I was a teenage Sherlockian I got into a good deal of trouble by writing a priggish …


Literary Critic Parul Sehgal Invokes Sherlock Holmes to Explain Jealousy

It's a fascinating and thought-provoking talk (as all TED talks are), with great self-awareness and some humor. Ms. Sehgal clearly has a grasp of the …


Sherlock Christmas special 'to include secret message for Chinese fans'

The BBC has released its 2015 Christmas schedule, starring Sherlock, Dickensian, Kate Winslet, and Aidan Turner in And Then There Were None

The BBC’s Christmas special of Sherlock is to contain a secret reference viewers will have to speak Chinese to understand, the show’s writer has hinted, in a nod …


When I Spend a Long Evening With Holmes

"It has been a long evening" [WIST]

There are a few traditions that you'll come across in many Sherlockian society meetings. One is the reading of the …

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A Brief But Complete History of Sherlock Holmes

The below essay doubles as the introduction to The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Holmes tales ever assembled, one …


Bombshell Interview with Author Mitch Cullin

"tour de force of the author" [CARD]

[Editor's note: after legal proceedings delayed our intended podcast interview with Mr. Cullin, we commissioned


The Sherlock Special: More Photos, a Synopsis and News

"some connection between three things" [DEVI]

We're learning more about "The Abominable Bride," the Sherlock special that will air on January 1.

As …

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Mr. Arquette Goes to Washington

"...we might appear to be two theatre-goers, homeward bound." [CHAS]

This week, David Arquette has been starring in Greg Kramer's "Sherlock Holmes" at …

David Arquette

These Character Portraits From The ‘Sherlock’ Christmas Special Are Stunning

Sherlock is known for having exceedingly enthusiastic fans, who are waiting with bated breath for the upcoming holiday special, “The Abominable Bride.” The BBC released some new character portraits of the main players in their finest Victorian garb that are sure to inspire some passionately written …


Episode 84: Our Favorite Sherlockian Things

"the opportunity of showing those curious gifts" [VEIL]

As the holiday shopping season nears, we thought it was a great time to create a shopping …

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Giant rats as big as dachshunds and weighing 11 pounds?

Rats as big as dachshunds once lived alongside humans — who frequently ate the robust rodents, according to a recent study.

Scientists on an expedition to the Southeast Asian island of Timor discovered fossils representing seven new species of giant rats, all larger than any rat species ever found. …


New Book Claims Detective Caminada was The Real Sherlock Holmes

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Detective Jerome Caminada, who has Italian roots, is believed to be the inspiration behind the great fictional detective …

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Sherlock Holmes, the man for our conflicted age

We happen to be in a Sherlock Holmesian moment.

The fall brings a new season of the CBS series Elementary, featuring a contemporary Holmes with a …

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Insights: Scholarly Work at the John W. Kluge Center

The following is a guest post by David McLaughlin, Ph.D. candidate at University of Cambridge and a British Research Council Fellow at The John W.


How to Fight Like a Victorian Gentleman

Bartitsu, the Sherlock Holmes art of self-defense, is coming back.

It’s sundown at a small park in Burbank and I’m dressed in head-to-toe black, carrying a big stick and ready to street fight, Sherlock Holmes style.

I’m not exactly a ninja—the closest I’ve been to hand-to-hand combat was fighting …

Victorian Era

Sherlock Fan Theory Possibly Confirmed in a Coloring Book

One eagle-eyed Tumblr user caught a very interesting detail about BBC’s Sherlock within a promotional coloring book that blows the doors wide open on …

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Johnny Depp to play Sherlock Gnomes in new movie animation

Forget the Sherlock Christmas special, because there’s a new offbeat take on the Baker Street sleuth with an even starrier leading man in the …


Sherlock Holmes: Lost Detective Available on iOS

The greatest detective in the world is back for another go. Yes, he went missing but how did that happen, where did he go? Did he fake his own death? …

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Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Teaser

Why ‘Elementary’ is better than ‘Sherlock’ (opinion)

I used to be a Sherlock fan, but for a long time now my heart has belonged to Elementary.

Spoilers for Sherlock and Elementary follow.

When I heard that …

‘London Fog: The Biography,’ by Christine L. Corton


The Biography

By Christine L. Corton

Illustrated. 391 pp. The Belknap Press/ ­Harvard University Press. $35.

How best to solve the pollution problems of a city sunk so deep within sulfurous clouds that it was described as hell on earth? Simply answered: Relocate all urban smoke-creating …


Bogs, fogs and dogs: a tour of Conan Doyle’s Dartmoor

The wind is howling as I peer through the mist at a particularly bleak bit of Dartmoor, trying not to let my boots sink into the thick, black mud. I’m on the edge of swampy, fog-shrouded Fox Tor Mire, which was the inspiration for Grimpen Mire in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s book The Hound of the …


'Sherlock' will end when Benedict Cumberbatch leaves, co-creator reveals

LONDON — Sherlock co-creator and writer Steven Moffat has revealed that the BBC detective series will cease production when Benedict Cumberbatch leaves the show.

In an interview with Variety, Moffat compared Sherlock to Doctor Who, saying that "most shows have a built-in mortality."

"Once Benedict …

Benedict Cumberbatch

Sherlock Holmes, Pro and Con


s there a character in 19th-century prose fiction who remains more familiar to the general public than Sherlock Holmes? While Captain Ahab, Lewis …

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Robert Fawcett illustrator, Sherlock Holmes artworks

The figure of Sherlock Holmes made famous not only his fantastic creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but artists who immortalized him on illustrations. …


Sleuthing for Sherlock Holmes right here in Toronto | Toronto Star

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Brush up on your sleuthing skills before checking out David Arquette in Sherlock Holmes at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

Pursing the …

DVD Review: 'Mr. Holmes'


At the heart of Mr. Holmes (2015) lies the old John Ford maxim about printing the legend. Bill Condon's film is an investigation into the trouble …

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Literary Tourism: Sherlock Holmes

For the average bibliophile, popping over to 221B Baker Street while in London or strolling past the statue of Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan …