I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

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

Why does gin and tonic taste so good?

Matthew Hartings hates gin. “Something about that flavor doesn’t sit right with me,” writes Hartings, a professor of chemistry at American University.He also hates tonic. “It is too bitter for me. I just don’t understand how people can drink tonic water.”<p>But, if you mix the two, you make one of his …

Wine and Spirits

Favorite, Best, Strongest - and Their Opposites

Last week’s meeting of the Illustrious Clients, the Indianapolis scion society of the Baker Street Irregulars, featured a new activity: Member …

Burglary

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Is Writing a Comic About Sherlock Holmes' Brother

Image: Joshua Cassara/Titan Comics via The Hollywood ReporterHey, remember how we told you the rather surprising newsthat basketball legend Kareem …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Episode 96: A Study in Spring

by Scott Monty May 15, 2016<p>"See how beautifully the spring works" [STUD]<p>Spring is here! Suh-per-ing is here! Life it skittles and life is beer...<p>You …

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Movies

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Entertainment

Arthur Conan Doyle: 19 things you didn't know

As Arthur & George begins on ITV, we look at the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who embraced football, fairies and public feuds<p><b>1. Doyle was one of the earliest motorists in Britain</b><p>He reportedly bought a car without ever having driven one before. In 1911, he took part in the Prince Henry Tour, an …

Arthur Conan Doyle

Special Discount for IHOSE Readers

"Engage a special." [FINA]<br>As you know, the Baker Street Irregulars weekend is the major annual Sherlockian event about which we get fairly excited. …

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Authors Reflect on Part 4 of the World's Largest Sherlock Holmes Story Collection

I was very flattered to be asked, and I am pleased to be able to contribute to the maintenance of Undershaw and the preservation of the memory of Sir …

Literature

The Real Sherlock Holmes — A Lesson

by Scott Monty May 11, 2016<p>"Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last." [REDC]<p>We were recently delighted …

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12 Brilliantly Literary Hotels for Book Lovers

Whether you’re reading on the beach or passing time on a train, books are the perfect travel companions. But some hotels take this love of literature a bit further, offering guests book-themed rooms, well-stocked libraries, and other bibliophile-friendly features.<p>Here are twelve hotels sure to …

Books

Jeremy Brett: The Real Sherlock Holmes | The Lineup

Archive<p>Actor Jeremy Brett – widely considered the most accurate Holmes in history – analyzes the great detective's feelings on Watson, women, and …

Sherlock Holmes

A Study in Charlotte — A Fresh and Exciting Take on Sherlock Holmes

by Rob Nunn April 25, 2016<p>"I felt more than ever how true a descendant he was" [HOUN]<p><i>A Study in Charlotte</i> is a Sherlock Holmes story in which …

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5 Reasons Sherlock Fans Should Watch Elementary

<i>Written by Prof. Jenn</i><p>If you are reading a site called <i>Sherlock’s Home,</i> you are probably a die-hard <i>Sherlock</i> fan. A Cumberperson. A FreeMan/Woman. …

TV

Episode 95: A Curious Collection of Dates

by Scott Monty April 30, 2016<p>"It is a curious collection." [MUSG]<p>You've probably heard us extolling the virtues of <i>A Curious Collection of Dates:</i> …

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WILD ABOUT HARRY: The real story of Houdini & Doyle

<b>This Monday, May 2, FOX premieres Houdini & Doyle, a new TV series in which the two famous men investigate paranormal mysteries in England in 1901.</b> …

Arthur Conan Doyle

John Llewellyn Probert's House of Mortal Cinema: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)<p>Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle’s oft-filmed novel gets the Douglas (THEATRE OF BLOOD, SITTING TARGET) Hickox treatment in …

John Llewellyn Probert's House of Mortal Cinema: The Sign of Four (1983)

The Sign of Four (1983)<p>Sy Weintraub’s other Sherlock Holmes production isn’t quite as good as his version of THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, but it’s …

Date set for school opening at Sherlock Holmes creator's former Hindhead home

The Victorian Grade II listed Undershaw is just months away from becoming ‘its valuable new role’ as Stepping Stones School

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St. George and his Sherlock Holmes Connections

"Saints have never flourished in those parts" [HOUN]<br>Everybody knows of St. Patrick's Day on March 17, honoring the patron saint of Ireland, but …

Sherlock Holmes

Can You Decode This Puzzle Like Sherlock Holmes?

by Scott Monty April 21, 2016<p>"the code which I have explained" [DANC]<p>It's not easy to think like Sherlock Holmes.<p>You may recall that we interviewed …

Downey Jr. confirms Sherlock Holmes 3 shooting this year

Legitimate Sherlockians — A Never-Ending Controversy

Name-calling about who's a legitimate Sherlockian, and disagreement about the things the young people enjoy doing — it sounds like the culture …

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Finding Sherlock Holmes in Toronto

The Toronto Reference Public Library, like Rem Koolhaas’ Seattle Public Library, is architecture that makes library use a community activity, yet affords privacy, while showcasing the tremendous archives and resources available to all who visit the library. The library’s open yet futuristic …

Toronto

Conan Doyle Manuscripts at Auction Today

by Scott Monty April 11, 2016<p>"now as excited as myself, took out his manuscript" [MUSG]<p>It's always a rare treat when an original manuscript by Sir …

Manuscripts

Film's lost Nessie monster prop found in Loch Ness

<b>A 30ft (9m) model of the Loch Ness Monster built for a Sherlock Holmes movie has been found almost 50 years after it sank in the loch.</b><p>The beast was …

Is The End In Sight For Cumberbatch's Sherlock?

BBC<p>The <i>BBC</i> have confirmed that filming has begun on a new series of <i>Sherlock</i>, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Matin Freeman returning as the eponymous …

Bors from Doctor Who joins Sherlock

Daniel Hoffman-Gil who as a Radio Times reader you will remember as Bors from The Magician's Apprentice in Doctor Who has joined Sherlock.<p>His online …

Television (UK)

Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes Team Working On The Third Movie

While fans of the BBC series <i>Sherlock</i> have an upcoming special to look forward to, things have been fairly quiet in regards to the other current …

Sherlock series four begins filming and fans are preparing for #Setlock

Sound the Sherlock alarm. Series four has officially begun filming, and that means one thing: #setlock is back.<p>Rise & Shine #sherlockians #setlock is …

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