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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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Sherlock Holmes: The Musgrave Ritual

I think every kid must love treasure hunts.  Who doesn’t?  Even when I would setup the easter egg hunt for the kids in years past, I’d be excited to offer clues for them to find all of the eggs.  I … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Second Stain

Unlike the last episode, this one stood out to me as a very good story upon my first reading it, although one wonders how our peers at Scotland Yard would fail to miss so obvious a clue as a rotated … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Priory School

When Christopher Benjamin bursts into Sherlock’s apartment, I had completely derailed my hope for a normal episode, wishing instead that Henry Gordon Jago would make an appearance.  Alas, I was not to be so lucky and while Benjamin may be … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Empty House

After Holmes fell to his death at Reichenbach, Watson has aged!  He almost looks like a different man.  I might write this off to the grieving process if not for the fact that it is a different actor.  While I was … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One

I confess that I was totally disappointed when Frogwares announced that their next foray into the world of Sherlock Holmes would be a prequel, examining when Sherlock was a young man, pre-Watson.  Part of the joy of the Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Problem

I remember watching Superman Returns with Kevin Spacey playing Lex Luthor and thinking how disappointing that was.  It came down to Lex and Superman as rivals: there was no thrill, no electricity!   A hero is defined by the quality of … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Red-Headed League

Well, I confess I have a special fondness for this episode, what with my own people getting center stage.  Being a ginger is a raw deal: we can’t enjoy the beach and we get picked on for being carrot-topped.  To … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Resident Patient

If there’s an episode that truly demonstrates the relationship I have with my oldest friend, it’s this one. The playful guilt trips and the intentional derailing of a friend’s joy at getting a puzzle right really hit home with this … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Norwood Builder

“This case is not clear to me!”  We have a very interesting case this week when a man comes to see Holmes to proclaim innocence of a crime he has just read about in the paper.  He was unaware of … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Greek Interpreter

I thoroughly enjoy Sherlock Holmes stories.  Most of them stump me while I’m watching but the end result leaves me satisfied.  When I started writing about The Greek Interpreter, however, I realized I was stumped!  George Costigan plays Wilson Kemp … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Copper Beeches

Long before Elizabeth Shue was having her Adventures in Babysitting, Violet Hunter was a pioneer of the strange tales of a nanny.  Asked to babysit a child for an exorbitant sum, she feels something is amiss and seeks the advice … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Carbuncle

We all know the dangers of a get-rich-quick scheme but we have the benefit of experience.  We know they usually cost us more than we can ever make from them. For the people of the late 1880’s, perhaps these scams … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band

“The Speckled Band… it was the speckled band!”  The final words of Julia Stoner’s life are chillingly delivered.  This episode is considered one of the best and it’s also rumored to be Conan Doyle’s favorite.  It is a great story … Continue reading

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