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Who Was The Inspiration For Sherlock Holmes?

Who Was The Inspiration For Sherlock Holmes? Well doesn’t that sound like a mystery in itself!?  Sherlock Holmes is one of the most well known iconic characters of literature, so much so that we almost forget he is fictional! We all know very well who he is and what he was able … Continue reading

Sherlock Holmes Transportation History

Sherlock Holmes Transportation History We can look at the various modes of transportation used by Sherlock Holmes by taking a look at the favored modes of transportation used in that time period. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s transportation was evolving at a rapid pace in England. In the late … Continue reading

Sherlock Holmes Fighting Style and Skills

Most readers of Sherlock Holmes stories and adventures are already very familiar with the character’s  methods of deduction and observation.  It is after all the stuff of legend.  But what of Sherlock Holmes fighting style? Dealing with criminals and murderers requires physical prowess to match the mental acuity. Sherlock Holmes Fighting … Continue reading

Sherlock Holmes Story Review – The Adventure of The Norwood Builder

 Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Norwood Builder There is a never ending fascination with Sherlock Holmes deduction skills and this story is a great illustration. The Adventure of the Norwood Builder was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by Sydney Paget and published by The Strand in 1903. … Continue reading

The Importance of Sherlock Holmes Violin

The Importance of Sherlock Holmes Violin Next to the deerstalker hat and the pipe, the item most often associated with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective is the Sherlock Holmes violin.  And while the pipe and hat are clearly accessories, the violin appears to be central to the character of … Continue reading

Developing Sherlock Holmes Observation Skills

The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes. The quote above comes from one of the original Sherlock Holmes stories called The Hound of the Baskervilles .  If you have read any of the stories or even if you have only seen the movies … Continue reading