I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

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

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. …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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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The Six Thatchers Requires a Leap of Faith

"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact" [BOSC]<p>[<b>Editor's Note:</b> this is the third in a series of reviews we'll be sharing on Series 4 of</i> …

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Sherlock Holmes Turns 163 Today

by Scott Monty January 06, 2017<p>"your celebrated friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes" [NAVA]<p>January 6th is here and that marks the date on which we …

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A Literary Feud is Afoot!

This week, <i>The Guardian</i> ran a review of the new season of the BBC’s <i>Sherlock</i>, written by Ralph Jones and entitled “<i>Sherlock</i> is slowly and perversely …

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Tallow Shave Soap - Sherlock

Product Description<p>4oz of tallow based soap in a sturdy plastic tubs. Tubs are half full to allow for space to load your brush without making a …

Ralph Fiennes, Hugh Laurie Join Will Ferrell’s ‘Holmes and Watson’

Ralph Fiennes and Hugh Laurie are joining Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in the comedy “Holmes and Watson.”<p>Details of their characters are being …

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From Arthur Conan Doyle to Benedict Cumberbatch, What's the Essence of Sherlock Holmes?

January 1 saw the return of the world’s most popular drama, <i>Sherlock</i>, to screens everywhere. The happy return is appropriate, for 2017 is the 130th …

Will Ferrell And John C. Reilly Film "Holmes And Watson"

The comedic duo takes on Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. What could be better?<p>Move along, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.<p>Not that we expect a <i>fourth</i> movie in the franchise…<p>That’s enough, Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu.<p>Not that your sarcastic banter isn’t wonderful…<p>Step aside, Benedict Cumberbatch …

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Sherlock is slowly and perversely morphing into Bond. This cannot stand

With its abseiling assassins, bloody shootouts and underwater fisticuffs, Sherlock has ceased to be the brainy, vital show that became a phenomenon. What happened to the violin and pipe?<p>It doesn’t take a sleuth to tell you that Sherlock Holmes is cooler than James Bond. 007 may drink and gamble, …

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Guy Henry Owes his Tarkin Role in Rogue One to Sherlock Holmes

Image Credit: Lucasfilm<p>Actor, Guy Henry, had the great task of portraying Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and he owes that fine …

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What is Sherlock's Final Problem?

So we now know the title of Sherlock series four's concluding episode, and it sounds very… well... final. What <i>is</i> the eponymous Final Problem Sherlock …

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Sherlock showrunner explains that shocking premiere ending

At first, <i>Sherlock</i> season 4 started with the gang happier than ever. But that sure didn’t last long. <b>Spoiler alert</b> for those who have not seen “The Six Thatchers”: The premiere concluded with Mary Watson (Amanda Abbington) being shot and killed, taking a bullet to save the life of Sherlock (Benedict …

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A case of identity: Cumberbatch and Sherlock Holmes author are cousins

Ancestry sleuths find Arthur Conan Doyle and the Sherlock actor are 16th cousins, twice removed – both descended from John of Gaunt, who died in 1399<p>Researchers have discovered that Benedict Cumberbatch is distantly related to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author who created Sherlock Holmes, a role …

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Sherlock facts: 22 things you didn't know, from the real Baker Street to a Korean tribute

As Sherlock returns to our screens, here are 22 curious things you might not have known about the BBC series:<p>1. It all began with a speech<p>In 2006, well-known Holmes enthusiast Mark Gatiss was asked to address the Sherlock Holmes Society's annual dinner at the Houses of Parliament. Gatiss, who …

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BBC Radio 4 Extra - Sherlock Holmes: The Game's Afoot

Hear the evidence gathered clue by clue - as Sherlock Holmes enthusiast, Nick Utechin investigates how the Baker Street sleuth has been portrayed on radio across the decades.<p>Stretching from the Forties to the Noughties, this 3 hour showcase of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective features some …

Episode 111: A Hip Hop Holmes

Karen shares with us her muse, the creative process, her other inspirations and more in this memorable interview. Plus, a solution for getting kids …

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David Stuart Davies: How I became obsessed with Sherlock Holmes

With more Sherlock-mania on the way, Yorkshire’s own Holmes expert David Stuart Davies talks to Helen Leavey about the intriguing case of the …

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‘Sherlock’ Opens Up the Old Boys’ Club to Women

Ms. Vertue concurred. “The female characters are there for the right reasons, for stories in which men and women play a part, not to be politically correct,” she said. “The women characters are just great characters.”<p>LONDON — “Sherlock,” the world-conquering BBC television adaptation of Arthur …

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I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere: A Holiday Gif(t) from I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

by Scott Monty December 22, 2016<p>"on the twenty-second of December" [BLUE]<p>On this date in 1883, the famed Hotel Cosmopolitan jewel heist occurred. As …

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Looking for a mystery to cozy up with? Michael Dirda has some suggestions.

Cold outside? What better time for a good old-fashioned mystery? Even if you’re snowed in for the holidays — or all of January, for that matter — these collections will keep you cozy.<p><b>Crimson Snow: Winter Mysteries</b> , edited by Martin Edwards (British Library Crime Classics/Poisoned Pen Press). Who …

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