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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 · 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

SHERLOCK HOLMES—CRYPTOLOGIST

WHAT WITH international intrigue being leaked right, left and center these days, I am au courant in discussing Sherlock Holmes’ involvement in such matters, as detailed by chronicler Dr. John … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

HOLMES PEDALS HIMSELF INTO A CORNER

HOW DID HOLMES deduce a cyclist’s direction of travel? This continues yesterday’s discussion here, ”Pedaling It All Over (Victorian) Town. ” In “The Adventure of the Priory School,” Holmes says … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

PEDALING IT ALL OVER (VICTORIAN) TOWN

SHERLOCK HOLMES CLAIMED he could identify the direction of Victorian bicycle travel merely by examining its tire er… for him, tyre tracks. What’s more, as recently as December 2014, this … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

JUST GIVE HOLMES A HAND

WE CAN THANK the world’s first consulting detective for conceiving manual forensics, identifying criminals (and the rest of us) by examining the person’s hands. In The Sign of Four, one … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · Leave a comment