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Tag Archives: John H. Watson

S.S. VAN DINE’S 20 RULES

THE DETECTIVE novelist S.S. Van Dine devised a list of 20 rules for writing detective stories. Whether in observance or willful disregard, the rules first published in 1928 make for … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

NANCY DREW—THE GIRL

GIVEN THAT, to Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler was the woman, it would follow that, to generations of young women, Nancy Drew was (and continues to be) the girl. Since her debut … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

WATSON’S EYESIGHT, HOLMES’ EATING HABITS

FOLLOWERS OF Sherlock Holmes take everything written by Dr. John H. Watson as utter truth. It’s a charming conceit among Sherlockians that all of the tales were merely relayed to … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · Leave a comment