I like to think that I wrote this in response to a prompt to write Sherlock Holmes fan fiction. However, I ended up taking the original idea and transforming it into something much darker and unexpected. Presenting “The Method”, a modern-day Sherlock Holmes-inspired dark comedy involving a bunch of high-schoolers.
Note: The story is not strictly about Sherlock, it is simply Sherlock-inspired.
by Dorothy Cheng
Mary Anne Fletcher was the girl of every boy’s dreams. At only 18, she was as stunning as a young Rita Hayworth sashaying into Bogart’s world. She had this rare nostalgic air about her, as if she was from some distant mysterious past. She had long, blonde, wavy hair and crystal blue eyes as alluring as the welcoming oblivion of the deep ocean. When I looked into Mary Anne’s eyes, I saw my future. I saw revolution and revolt and restitution. Fireworks…
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The BBC have today released promotional pictures for the latest edition of their TimeShift series which focuses on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s famous creation, Sherlock Holmes. Participants in the documentary includes Benedict Cumberbatch (above) Mark Gatiss and Sir Christopher Lee. The Program will be broadcast on the 12th of January 2014 on BBC Four.
With Thanks To BBC Pictures
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Wholock! Who would every have thought it, Sherlock.
Interesting analysis of Sherlock Holmes
I’ve been a Sherlockian since I was 10 years old. My 6th grade Social Studies teacher, who was also my Literature teacher gave me a huge compilation of all of the original stories and novels after I’d read everything in the room and most of the library and complained that I was still bored. That book is the only book that is always with me no matter where I might be living, even though in accordance with the age we live in I now also have a complete Sherlock Holmes collection on my phone. And yes, I do read them.
I spent my tween years reading Vincent Starrett, and other Sherlock Holmes spinoff writers. I read and collected volumes and volumes of critique and histories of Holmes and his creator A.C. Doyle. I have seen almost every film involving Sherlock Holmes and own most of them.
When the BBC announced…
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I dream of Sherlock!
What connects Sherlock Holmes, W. G. Grace, Peter Pan, and the Mary Celeste? Our previous collection of Sherlock Holmes facts proved so popular when we posted it back in May that we decided to write a sequel. This seems especially timely since the hit BBC TV series Sherlock will be returning for a third series in a few weeks. So here we are: ten more facts about Sherlock Holmes and his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
1. The original name of Dr Watson was Ormond Sacker. In the early drafts for plot outlines, Doyle has Holmes’s friend and sidekick named ‘Ormond Sacker’ rather than the altogether more common and humdrum John Watson. Doyle must have realised that Watson’s everyman status was better served by a more down-to-earth and usual name, and altered it. Which brings us to our second fact …
2. Dr Watson’s first name was John – except for…
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When I was much younger, I use to love Sherlock Holmes. That is why I decided to read The Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Collection by Dr. John Watson. It is not a novel but instead a book of puzzles. It is filled with mind-boggling puzzles and riddles. It makes for a fun time with family or friends. I love these because they make you think outside of the box. Therefore the answer is never what you think… Holmes giving Watson a twister of a thought presents each one, and then he asks a question that leaves you quiet for a minute or two leaving you contemplating your answer.
Holmes asks Watson the following,
“ There is something you own that is yours, and always has been. Despite this, all your friends use it, whilst you yourself rarely get to make use of it at all. What am I talking…
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