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Tag Archives: Sherlock Holmes

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

HOLMES NON-CANONICALS

SHERLOCK HOLMES was acquainted with many famous personages, albeit not always Canonically (i.e., not always specifically cited in Watson’s chronicles). Well researched are his interactions with the Count Vlad Dracula … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

HOLMES AND MATHS

I’VE PURPOSELY chosen the word “maths” for this bit of Sherlockiana. Not only is this a common British term for the subject, but it also suggests its richness, everything from … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

HOLMES ON STAGE

PORTRAYERS OF Sherlock Holmes have had varied stage presentations. Here are several of my favorites, the CDs of which are available at Amazon.com. Replete with special effects, within the theater … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

HOLMES OUT OF TIME

GIVEN THAT Sherlock Holmes is timeless, it’s no wonder that he and his colleague Dr. John H. Watson now and then appear anachronistically. Here are several of my favorites, decidedly … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

THE HOLMES-WOLFE LINK

WILLIAM BARING-Gould, a most notable Sherlockian scholar (see http://wp.me/p2ETap-3v), has presented the thesis that famed detective Nero Wolfe is the love-child of Holmes and Irene Adler. As chronicler John H. … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · Leave a comment