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Category Archives: The Game is Afoot

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

HOLMES AND THE ALLEGEDLY SINKING PARSLEY

DR. JOHN H. Watson tantalized us in “The Adventure of the Six Napoleons” wherein he quoted Sherlock Holmes citing “the dreadful business of the Abernetty family.” Like the possibly better … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · 4 Comments

THE SAD TALE OF BRETT AND HOLMES

BRITISH ACTOR Jeremy Brett portrayed Sherlock Holmes for Granada TV’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes between 1984 and 1994. Basil Rathbone owned this role of the world’s first consulting detective … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · 4 Comments

A HOLMES RIVAL IN DEDUCTION?

THE WORLD’S first consulting detective has exhibited great deductive prowess, but he may have a new rival, a mere junior office clerk in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester. I enjoy … Continue reading

June 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

HOLMES AND VAMPIRES

I’M NOT really into vampires, apart from the frisson delivered by Bram Stoker’s wonderful Dracula and my appreciation of Buffy Summers (truth be known, it’s actually Sarah Michelle Gellar and … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

HOLMES AND OUR STAR QUARTERBACK

IT IS A tenuous tie indeed between the world’s greatest consulting detective and our high school’s star quarterback, but typewriters provide the link. Sherlock Holmes used the unicity of typed … Continue reading

May 21, 2017 · 1 Comment