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Sherlock Holmes Crossovers and Pastiches – Vampire Edition

After last week’s review of The Last Vampyre, I thought I’d take a quick diversion into more undead encounters.  I am a big fan of the various worlds that Sherlock Holmes inhabits.  I say various because he can fit into … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Last Vampyre

A few weeks ago, we looked at the pastiche.  For those who do not know, those are the stories written by other writers that imagine Holmes in a different sort of story.  Many are incredibly enjoyable, and they often defy … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Master Blackmailer

I think everyone knows who Professor Moriarty is.  Perhaps a handful remember Colonel Sebastian Moran.  But I wonder how many remember the other big villains.  Dr. Roylott of Stoke Moran, Baron Gruner… there are a lot of good villains in … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Crossovers and Pastiches

Last week I mentioned that The Creeping Man felt like a crossover between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Jekyll.  As we come to the end of the Granada television series with season 4 approaching and only 6 episodes, we have time … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Creeping Man

I often wonder if The Creeping Man could be considered one of the earliest crossovers of literature.  There’s a distinct sense of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde about it.  Considering that was written in 1886 and … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Illustrious Client

I don’t remember reading this story!  I know I read all of them, but could not reproduce anything from memory while watching it.  And yet, it’s very good!  Maybe the written version of Baron Gruner on paper didn’t match the … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Boscombe Valley Mystery

I find it weird that The Boscombe Valley Mystery follows Shoscombe Old Place.  I think the “…scombe” ending of the two places jars me.  Still, I suppose that has no bearing on the quality of the story.  In fact, I … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: Shoscombe Old Place

Anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes has undoubtedly seen the recent Robert Downey Jr. movies costarring Jude Law as Watson.  He’s a good Watson but color me a surprised shade of that famously studied scarlet: I had no idea he was … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Problem of Thor Bridge

I love it when an episode is unintentionally funny.  This episode opens up with a woman dressed in a pinkish-red dress standing ominously among flowers.  She looks like she’s playing a particularly daunting game of Where’s Waldo (Wally, to you … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

Good lord, is that not a long title?  And every time I read it, I want to add “abbey” at the end, having read Dracula long before I’d ever read Sherlock Holmes.  As titles go, this is one of my … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles

Last week we covered one of the best of the Sherlock Holmes stories.  I mentioned we’d have to take another look at it this week, but in a different format.  That brings me to a game by developer Waterlily Games … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles

It is undoubtedly the most popular of the Sherlock Holmes stories, and by far, the best of the 4 novels.  It has been dramatized countless times starring many of the great actors of history including Basil Rathbone, Peter Cushing, Ian … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Bruce Partington Plans

It just won’t do!  We’ve had this story already, haven’t we?  It was called The Naval Treaty in season one, wherein top secret documents have gone missing.  I suppose there’s something for it considering that had to do with Naval … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: Wisteria Lodge

Life is funny sometimes.  I was driving home from work with one of my colleagues and she says to me, “I love looking at the wisteria.”  Strange thing to observe on a good day, but certainly unexpected when that night, … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: Silver Blaze

When I’d first heard about this story, I had almost skipped it.  I think the idea of Holmes investigating a missing horse just screamed “boring” to me.  Boy howdy, am I glad I didn’t listen to that initial instinct.  Since … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Foot

When I was a kid, I was a fan of horror movies.  They don’t quite have the same appeal these days, but I did have an affinity for some of the old Hammer Horror movies.  There was something wonderfully macabre … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four

I loved reading the Sherlock Holmes stories and I push them like a dealer on a street corner, trying to get members of my family to read them like I get a commission from Conan Doyle’s estate!  But one thing … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Six Napoleons

I mentioned to a friend that I’d just watched The Six Napoleons.  He remembered it well but asked me if Italians are really that animated.  You see, this episode opens with an Italian man raging about something.  We’re not given … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Man with the Twisted Lip

I have enjoyed many of Conan Doyle’s stories and often for different reasons.  The Musgrave Ritual is a fun treasure hunt, while The Blue Carbuncle is a nice Christmas tale.  Hound of the Baskervilles is a wonderfully eerie piece and … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Abbey Grange

I am reasonably certain this story is recreated in the Sherlock Holmes video game, Crimes and Punishment and it’s a good one for it.  This is another example of Holmes operating outside the law.  But as much as I have … Continue reading

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