Haunted by the Hound

HALLOWEEN 2017: BY RACHEL KOVACINY I can still remember the first time I read an entire, unabridged Sherlock Holmes adventure. I must have been about thirteen and knew I loved mysteries. I'd been devouring books about Trixie Belden and the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew for years, and my appetite for fictional crime-solving adventures just... Continue Reading →

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The Modern Sherlock Holmes

JAN / FEB 2016: BY CHARITY BISHOP Few literary figures are better known or loved than Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s consulting sleuth, occupant of 221B Baker Street. Since his first literary appearance in 1889, he continues to capture the devotion of millions through short stories, novels, radio plays, television series, and films. And... Continue Reading →

Brother Dear, Brother Mine: Sherlock

NOV / DEC 2014: BY CHARITY BISHOP I’ve adored Sherlock Holmes since childhood. I marveled at his genius and thought no one could top him… until I met his big brother, Mycroft, “even more brilliant” than Sherlock, but so lazy he never sets foot outside his club. Instead, he “occupies a minor position in the... Continue Reading →

A Sign of Respect: Holmes and Watson

JULY / AUG 2013: BY CARISSA HORTON “Upon my word, Watson!” said Holmes at last with an unsteady voice, “I owe you both my thanks and an apology. It was an unjustifiable experiment even for one’s self, and doubly so for a friend. I am really very sorry.” “You know,” I answered with some emotion,... Continue Reading →

Creating the Myth of Holmes

NOV / DEC 2011: BY KATHARINE TAYLOR A tall, dark-haired man with a thin, prominent nose sits sunk in an easy chair gazing intently over his steepled fingers. Who is this man? It’s Sherlock Holmes, and if you happen to notice a plaid cape and a deerstalker cap hanging by the door, you should have... Continue Reading →

The Master of Deduction

NOV / DEC 2011: BY ELLA G. For the majority of us. the joys in situations are found at their resolution. We are happy when the game is won, the victory decided. But for a precious few, the hunt is more rewarding than catching the prey. The scent of the chase enthralls, and tracking movements... Continue Reading →

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