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Category Archives: The Game is Afoot

HOLMES RESIDUALS

I SUSPECT it was chronicler Dr. John H. Watson who taught Sherlock Holmes the value of branding, of selling marketers on his reputation as the world’s greatest detective, and then … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

HOLMES AND THE ARTS PART 2

SHERLOCK HOLMES’ artistic streak surfaced regularly, and not just when he idly bowed his Stradivarius while pondering a consulting detective conundrum. Yesterday here, Michael Hardwick’s The Guide to Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

HOLMES AND THE ARTS PART 1

SHERLOCK HOLMES is remembered for his cold unassailable logic. However, the world’s greatest consulting detective also had an artistic side. Indeed, name another shamus who played his own Stradivarius. What … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

HOLMES’ (AND OUR) SCOTLAND YARDS, PART 2

BY 1887, the Metropolitan Police ran out of room in its original Scotland Yard, even with expansion to buildings near its No. 4 Whitehall location. New headquarters, logically named New … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

HOLMES’ (AND OUR) SCOTLAND YARDS—ALL OF THEM, PART 1

SHERLOCK HOLMES and we recognize Scotland Yard as exemplifying London’s Metropolitan Police. But describing the whereabouts of this place makes for a three-pipe problem, even for the world’s greatest consulting … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

DINING OUT, HOLMES STYLE, PART 2

WE SLUMMED around with Holmes and Watson yesterday at Goldini’s Italian Restaurant. One restaurant we visit today was a favorite of the world’s greatest consulting detective and his chronicler. Another … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 · 3 Comments

DINING OUT, HOLMES STYLE, PART 1

THIS PAST week has been what began years ago as the Monterey Weekend, and I got to reminiscing about the late lamented Sherlock Holmes Pub & Restaurant in The Barnyard … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · 4 Comments