I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

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

Polar Expressed

What if an ancient story about the Far North came true?<p>In February of 1880, the whaling ship Hope sailed north from Peterhead, Scotland, and headed for the Arctic. Her crew included a highly regarded captain, an illiterate but gifted first mate, and the usual roster of harpooners, sailors, and …

17 - Glimpses of Holmes in The Copper Beeches

17 - Glimpses of Holmes in The Copper Beeches<p>Scott Monty 8:49 AM 0<p>"I caught a glimpse of a great heart as well as of a great brain" [3GAR]<p>In "The …

Sherlock Vs. Elementary: Why BBC Fans Should Give CBS' Series A Chance

Few characters have stood the test of time like Sherlock Holmes. I've loved Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories since childhood; one of my proudest …

Episode 118: The Future of Sherlockian Scholarship

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Literature

Interview with David Marcum on Sherlock Holmes: Before Baker Street

by Derrick Belanger April 17, 2017<p>"before my biographer had come to glorify me" [MUSG]<p>Sherlockian editor and author David Marcum is always involved …

Books

Silver mirror

14 - The Speckled Band and its Snakish Temper

14 - The Speckled Band and its Snakish Temper<p>Scott Monty 7:01 AM 0<p>"roused its snakish temper" [SPEC]<p>"The Adventure of the Speckled Band" is …

Literature

Celebrate World Rat Day with Sherlock Holmes

by Scott Monty April 04, 2017<p>"the world is not yet prepared" [SUSS]<p>As you probably know, April 4 is World Rat Day.<p>Oh, you weren't aware? Well, we …

Science

25 Vintage Bicycle Ads from the Victorian Era

"Who knows but that before the next century dawns it will be recognized that the inventor of the bicycle has done more to revolutionize the …

Victorian Era

Sherlock Holmes Could Kick Your Ass

Thanks to shows like <i>Sherlock, House</i> and that show they literally only made because they couldn’t get the rights to <i>Sherlock</i>, the character of Sherlock …

First Editions of Mystery Fiction - Fine Books and Collections

Gently Mad<p>Otto Penzler’s Literary Lair<p>His plush private library houses the finest collection of mystery fiction<p>One of the very first things …

Literature

"The Giant Rat of Sumatra" [SUSS]

by Scott Monty December 17, 2007<p>Sometimes you come across a news item that's just too good to be true. Or in this case, too Canonically accurate. …

Episode 117: Arthur and Sherlock

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Literature

13 - Quarter Day Is at Hand

13 - Quarter Day Is at Hand<p>Scott Monty 6:43 AM 0<p>"quarter day is at hand" [WIST]<p>There are at least two instances in the Sherlock Holmes stories when …

Sherlock Holmes

Episode 117: Arthur and Sherlock

13 - Quarter Day Is at Hand

Code-break for cocktails at a London bar inspired by Alan Turing and Sherlock Holmes

If a morning Sudoku is no longer enough to challenge your puzzle-loving brain, it’s time to consider a trip to a new London pop-up bar where you break codes for cocktails.<p>The Bletchley – named after Bletchley Park where WWII codebreakers worked, is inspired by British code-breaker and computer …

The Sitting Room

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12 - Irene Adler: A Legend Is Born

12 - Irene Adler: A Legend Is Born<p>Scott Monty 6:30 AM 0<p>"To Sherlock Holmes, she is always <i>the</i> woman" [SCAN]<p>It is the first story in <i>The Adventures of</i> …

Arthur and Sherlock review – ‘diligent study of Holmes and his role models’

Michael Sims investigates Conan Doyle’s real and fictional inspirations for his great detective<p>The best Sherlock Holmes stories were written before 1916, when Arthur Conan Doyle officially converted to spiritualism and took to table-rapping. A mishmash of new age mysticism and low church gloom, the …

Literature

Episode 92: An Irish Stew

"dreaming of the bright green fields" [CROO]<br>Mid March means it's time for the wearing of the green, as St. Patrick's Day approaches. Accordingly, we …

Sherlock Holmes

Episode 116: Can't Get Enough Sherlock Holmes

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TV

Review: Watson & Holmes

A mere thirty-six <i>years</i> after the release of the amazing Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, the board game industry has leapt into action! This …

Board Games

Sherlock Holmes superfan-turned-author telling new tales

It wouldn't be going too far to say that author Lyndsay Faye has a bit of a thing for Sherlock Holmes.<p>After obsessively reading and re-reading the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories from the age of 10, plus "literally thousands" of Holmes stories by other authors, Faye rang the gong in 2009 …

Vol 23 (2017)

Edited by Betsy Rosenblatt and Roberta Pearson<p>Table of Contents<p>Editorial<p>Theory<p>Praxis<p>Timothy Jerome Johnson, Cheryll Lynne Fong<p>Symposium<p>Julia Carlson …

This Bookstore’s Clickbait Headlines on Facebook Are Actually the Plots of Classic Novels

Does the end ever justify a means like clickbait?<p>That’s debatable. But a new contender in the discussion is Dallas bookstore The Wild Detectives, …

11 - Celebrations

11 - Celebrations<p>Scott Monty 6:45 AM 0<p>"you could not celebrate him without being known yourself" [HOUN]<p>With mid-March upon us, we thought it was high …

Episode 34 Capturing Sherlock Holmes

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return for another rollercoaster season of <b>SHERLOCK</b>. We examine the history of the character, answer questions …

Nonfiction Book Review: From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon by Mattias Boström, trans. from the Swedish by Michael Gallagher. Mysterious, $27 (544p) ISBN 978-0-8021-2660-3

From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon<p>Mattias Boström, trans. from the Swedish by Michael Gallagher. Mysterious, …