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Tag Archives: Sherlock Holmes

DID POIROT EVER MEET HOLMES?

THE WORLD’S two greatest consulting detectives, Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, had overlapping careers. It was around the advent of the Great War, World War I to those of us … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

ON EARLY SLEUTHING

MANY CONSIDER Sherlock Holmes the world’s first detective. With more than a little hubris, a while back I proposed otherwise in noting that Kumedera Danjō, the hero in the Kabuki … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

SHERLOCKIAN WOMEN

IT’S GOOD fun researching Sherlock Holmes through the chronicles of Dr. John H. Watson as represented by his literary agent Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. At this website, for instance, I’ve … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

“SIT!” SAID THE CYNOLOGIST

A BOOK of Sherlockiana introduced me to the term cynology, “logy” as in “the study of,” cyno from the Greek κυνóς, “dog.” As is usually the case, this book led … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

FOLLOWING A SCENT

SHERLOCK HOLMES used his highly perceptive senses as essential tools in his deductions. His chronicler Dr. John H. Watson often praised Holmes’s uncanny ability of identifying a culprit’s features or … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

THE SINGING DETECTIVE—WITH A SINISTER OVERTONE

AMERICAN DETECTIVE Richard Diamond may not have the worldwide reputation of England’s Sherlock Holmes, but evidence in the Sacred Canon suggests that Holmes possessed nowhere near Diamond’s golden tones. Diamond … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

SARTORIAL CUMBERBATCH—AND THE CASE OF THE MIRRORED PAGET

ALL BRITAIN is abuzz with the sartorial style of Benedict Cumberbatch of BBC’s Sherlock. This prompted yesterday’s examination of the real sartorial Holmes (http://wp.me/p2ETap-2aR) and today’s followup on Mr. Cumberbatch. … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment