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The Mystery Is Holmes: Why We Return to Conan Doyle’s Stories Over and Over Again ‹ CrimeReads

“if Holmes’s thoughts were laid bare, if his methods ever became commonplace, then Holmes would lose his mystery…”

January 21, 2021 By Timothy Miller

What’s a mystery all about? The ending? Well, of course, you say—the denouement, the unraveling of the clues, the big reveal. If it’s too easy to guess the ending before that very moment, or if the ending doesn’t seem to mesh with the clues provided by the author you’re disappointed with it. It’s a lousy mystery, right?

Really? Ever re-read a mystery? Even though you know the solution? (If you’re like me, of course, you can re-read it a year later because you’ve forgotten the solution, but that’s another matter.) But what’s the pleasure in re-reading if the entire pleasure is in the solution dangled like a carrot before you? Tom Stoppard, the great British playwright, opines that a play which depends on keeping its secrets isn’t worth viewing twice—which he found out the hard way. Which brings us to the mystery of Sherlock Holmes. If you’ve read a Holmes story, chances are you’ve read another, and if you’ve read two, you’ve probably read them all and re-read them all, and chances are you’ve picked every bone of that corpus clean, with a great deal of relish. Why on earth would you do that? Where’s the mystery in that? I’ll spill my solution up front: the mystery is in Holmes. It’s been said that next to Jesus and Hamlet,  Sherlock Holmes has had more ink spilled about him than any man, real or fictional. Holmes is the black box of literature. Doyle’s genius is not in what he reveals, but what he conceals. The rue depth is not in the notes, but the silences.

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If you want to laugh, watch this Mitchell and Webb sketch about two rival actors playing Holmes and Watson ‹ CrimeReads

Holmes and Watson are at it again, this time solving the case of how to make us feel joy again.

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Hello chums. This is a very short post whose sole intention is to provide you with access to the following hysterical sketch from That Mitchell and Webb Look, the British sketch show featuring the …

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Remembering Christopher Plummer – I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

The world has lost another significant Sherlock Holmes actor.

Christopher Plummer passed away today at the age of 91 after suffering a fall.

Plummer was a versatile actor, at home on the stage, television, and film, and the variety of his roles underscored his versatility and talent. From his early career on stage and television, he appeared in dozens of productions in a short span of years, becoming well-versed in and well-known for Shakespearean plays.

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Sherlock Series Four Air Date is Now Officially Confirmed — Sherlocks Home

And it’s really not that long to wait.

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New Sherlock Holmes anthology’s appeal is elementary, my dear! – CSMonitor.com

Deerstalker hat? Check. Victorian-era London? Check. Dr. Watson valiantly trying to keep up? Definitely check.

Many of the tales in The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories are as Sherlock Holmesian as they come. But readers will deduce the big twist from the cover: Arthur Conan Doyle didn’t write most of them. Instead, this anthology – touted as the “biggest collection” of Sherlock Holmes stories ever – is full of fond tributes by other writers.

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