I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

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

Facebook users averaged far fewer original posts in 2016 than they did the year prior, according to a Mavrck analysis [download page]. While the …

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Bob Loomis reveals 'Houdini's Final Incredible Secret'

A nice surprise landed on Amazon today. Bob Loomis, librarian at The Magic Circle and editor of The Magical Spectator, has published a new …

Literature

'Sherlock' Creator Says He Doesn't Know Whether Hit Show Will Return

Mark Gatiss drops the strongest hint so far that the detective show won't be returning for another series, adding that he's "very happy where we left …

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Sherlock Holmes and Mastery of the Craft of Writing

Sherlock Holmes was the greatest Consulting Detective in the world.<p>Though merely a fiction — written over a century ago by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle — …

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The Clearest Sign Yet that Sherlock Might Really Be Over

Co-creator Mark Gatiss hints that fans shouldn’t hold their breath for another installment of the detective series.<p><i>Sherlock</i> fans might want to start bracing themselves for a bittersweet farewell—because if co-creator <b>Mark Gatiss</b> is to be believed, the most recent season may have been the detective …

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Regarding Sherlock

A few of weeks ago, after the British Broadcasting Corporation’s second episode of <i>Sherlock</i> (Season Four) aired on American public television, critics …

The Man Who Made Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes first appeared on the printed page 130 years ago. But he is everywhere today—and not always in forms his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, would recognize. Fans of Robert Downey Jr.’s roughneck Holmes impatiently await his third Holmes movie, still in the works. The new batch of …

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Sherlock Holmes and the Massacre at Bowling Green

The word “massacre” rang dissonantly through our Baker Street home on an otherwise quiet evening. I had been writing invitations to Mary’s and my engagement ceremony, the following week, while Sherlock Holmes had been softly practicing on his violin. I had accepted his offer, at Mary’s urging, to …

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Holmes & Watson Release Dates Set for Summer 2018

Holmes & Watson release date set for summer 2018<p>Sony Pictures has announced the <b>Holmes & Watson</b> release date! The comedy, inspired by Sir Arthur Conan …

Movies

Coffee at midnight with Christopher Lee: an interview with Robert McPhee

A coach clatters towards the ruins of a castle in the near dusk, pulled by four white horses. A couple of liveried men—a coachman and a footman—are …

Goteborg: Finnish-American Snapper Films Unveils ‘Sherlock North’

TV series is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s characters, authorised by the Conan Doyle Estate<p>GOTEBORG — Finland-U.S.-based Snapper Films has …

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2 - Watson in the City

2 - Watson in the City<p>Scott Monty 2:21 PM 0<p>The opening lines of A Study in Scarlet are rich with details about Dr. Watson's past. His medical degree, …

3 - Simpson's

3 - Simpson's<p>Scott Monty 2:21 PM 0<p>Dr. Watson tells us that he and Sherlock Holmes visited one London restaurant two times. And while the gustatory …

5 - Moral Relativism in Charles Augustus Milverton

5 - Moral Relativism in Charles Augustus Milverton<p>Scott Monty 6:11 AM 0<p>Charles Augustus Milverton was considered by Sherlock Holmes to be "the worst …

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4 - Guilt in The Abbey Grange

4 - Guilt in The Abbey Grange<p>Scott Monty 2:21 AM 0<p>Sir Eustace Brackenstall met with a grisly, if appropriate end in "The Abbey Grange." Ultimately, …

At Mysterious Bookshop in TriBeCa, a Hunt for Clues and Diversions

“Nobody shoplifts from a store that knows 3,214 ways to murder someone,” a sign at the Mysterious Bookshop in TriBeCa warns. But if the country’s oldest independent purveyor of mystery literature gets the ax, its owner will know why: money.<p>“We lost, you wouldn’t be wrong to say, six figures a year, …

Publishing

Episode 113: Dancing to Death

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Victorian Holmes - Done to death?

When the BBC announced <i>Sherlock</i> there were mutterings about having a contemporary Holmes. I was amongst those who went on record to say that we’d …

Sherlock Holmes: Trifles

4 - Guilt in The Abbey Grange<p>Scott Monty 2:21 AM 0<p>Sir Eustace Brackenstall met with a grisly, if appropriate end in "The Abbey Grange." Ultimately, …

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Detecting the origins of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is always among us. Since he first appeared in print in 1887, the legendary detective has been a continual presence on stage, radio, screen and television. BBC’s “Sherlock,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is one of the latest in the character’s innumerable reincarnations.<p>For those …

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Heed Your Words: How SHERLOCK Lost its Way

<b>By Chris B</b>The fourth series of the BBC’s <i>Sherlock</i>, for better or for worse, is over.This installment offered a number of delicious twists, from Mrs. …

TV

How Sherlock‘s Finale Let Down the People Who Loved the Show the Most

<i>Sherlock</i>’s success was fueled by outsiders. The modern-day reimagining of Sherlock Holmes attracted a large and adoring online fandom, composed in …

TV

The (Final) Problem With Sherlock

In its fourth season the BBC show turned its main character into a superhero, and lost everything that made it special in the process.<p><b>This story contains spoilers through the most recent episode of Sherlock.</b><p>Christopher Nolan is a truly brilliant British creative talent, which makes it all the more …

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Sherlock, and the musical highlights of Sherlock Holmes

Sean Wilson Jan 16, 2017From the BBC's Sherlock, through Disney, Hans Zimmer and Young Sherlock Holmes: we salute the music of Mr Holmes... Few …

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The small world of modern thrillers

They used to be driven by real-world conflict, but they’re driven more and more by domestic drama. It’s a trend that blights films and TV, from …

It's time to admit it: Benedict Cumberbatch isn't a good Sherlock Holmes

Is Sherlock Holmes back? Well, it depends on how we define “back.” Does it mean these stories are required reading in honors courses? Or does it mean …

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Sick of Sherlock? Elementary has all the Holmes comforts you need

While the BBC drama grows more convoluted, its American cousin remembers what was good about Conan Doyle’s stories in the first place: the mysteries<p>On New Year’s Day, British viewers sat down to watch a new episode of Sherlock – the 11th broadcast since its launch in 2010 – and sighed as they …

To Sherlock Critics Discerning and Undiscerning

by Anastasia January 10, 2017<p>"volumes of poetry" [ENGR]<p>The influence of Edgar Allen Poe's Dupin on Sherlock Holmes has been much discussed; it is …

Literature

The 2017 BSI Weekend Ended in Friendship

by Scott Monty January 08, 2017<p>"I'll keep my eye on the parties, Mr. Holmes" [LADY]<p>Another BSI Weekend has come and gone, and it's safe to say that …

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