I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

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

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 …

Alan Turing

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> …

Sherlock Holmes

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 …

Comfort Food

Episode 116: Can't Get Enough Sherlock Holmes

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Sherlock Holmes

Review: Watson & Holmes | Shut Up & Sit Down

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 …

Sherlock Holmes

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 …

Movies

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, …

Romeo and Juliet

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 …

Ireland

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 …

TV

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, …

Sherlock Holmes

Why the World Can’t Get Enough of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes. He is an elegant gentleman scientist illustrated in subtle grayscale, strolling through the pages of classic literature wearing a …

Hounds of the Baskervilles: Real Life Myths and Mysteries of Dartmoor’s Famous “Hound Tor”

<i>“He said that there were no traces upon the ground round the body. He did not observe any. but I did – some little distance off, but fresh and clear.”</i><p>…

Pop Sherlock!

Coming Soon!<p>AUGUST 19 - OCTOBER 22, 2017<p><b>TD Gallery, Main Level, Toronto Reference Library</b><p>About the Exhibit<p><i>Pop Sherlock</i> follows Sherlock Holmes as he …

Arthur Conan Doyle

Stephen Fry Reads the Complete Sherlock Holmes Stories on Audible

<b>“I really do owe Holmes everything"</b><p>As a portrayer of Jeeves in the inimitable <i>Jeeves and Wooster</i> series from the early 1990s and of Mycroft Holmes in</i> …

Sherlock Holmes

The Case to Make Sherlock Holmes Required Reading

A few weeks ago, I was treated by an orthopedic surgeon for a recurring shoulder injury. It didn’t take long for introductory small talk to reveal …

Sherlock Holmes

10 - The Dressing Gown of Many Colors

10 - The Dressing Gown of Many Colors<p>Scott Monty 5:39 AM 0<p><b>"He was clad in his dressing gown" [CREE]</b><p>You'll find Sherlock Holmes lounging in his …

Sherlock Holmes

BritBox brings U.K. TV shows to the U.S. with a $7 monthly subscription

If you have a penchant for British TV shows but happen to live in the U.S., you’ll be delighted to know of a new subscription service that is now available from two of the U.K.’s biggest broadcasters.<p>BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the U.K.’s public service broadcasting body, has partnered …

TV

Actually, That Wasn’t Watson: Some Notes Eventually Circling In Upon the Major Obfuscation in "Young Sherlock Holmes"

(The following essay originally appeared in a slightly different form in <b>The Watsonian</b>, Fall 2016, Vol.4, No.II)<p>I play The Game with deadly …

How Sherlock Holmes Got His Name

<i>His results, brought about by the very soul and essence of method,<br>have, in truth, the whole air of intuition.</i>–Edgar Allan Poe, “The Murders in the …

Literature

'It's been a labour of love for me'

Having already narrated one of the world's best-selling book series in the form of Harry Potter, Stephen Fry has returned to the recording booth to take on another hugely popular series.<p>A Study in Scarlet was written by Arthur Conan Doyle in the 1890s, where he introduced the character of Detective …

Episode 115: Sherlock Holmes and the Theater

Episode 115: Sherlock Holmes and the Theater

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9 - A Matter of Faith

9 - A Matter of Faith<p>Scott Monty 2:06 AM 0<p><b>"embrace the true faith" [STUD]</b><p>We see glimpses of religion in a number of stories, from plot devices to red …

Faith

Exclusive: Stephen Fry on why Sherlock Holmes was the precursor to Marvel and DC

Sherlock Holmes is the unfading literary icon - as beloved and as relevant as he was over 120 years ago.<p>To celebrate his currency, Audible has …

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

"...it was reading the Sherlock Holmes stories as a boy that first turned me on to the power of writing and storytelling" (Stephen Fry)<p>Ever since he …

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry every Sherlock Holmes mystery by Conan Doyle

Stephen Fry has recorded the complete collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books to mark the 130th anniversary of the celebrated …

Sherlock Holmes