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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

by Cynthia Chow
& VIcki Delany


Five years ago, Gemma Doyle moved to New England from actual England to take over half of her Uncle Arthur’s Sherlock Holmes Bookshop. Her uncle claimed to have a genealogical tie to the famous author, leading to a fanaticism that led to the purchase of a store on 222 Baker Street, West London, Massachusetts, for a bookstore devoted to all things Sherlockian.

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by Kathleen Kaska



On May 19, 1934, a unique crossword puzzle appeared in The Saturday Review of Literature. Those who successfully completed the puzzle would be invited to join an elite group. They first met at the Hotel Duane on Madison Avenue in New York City for cocktails.

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by Deborah Harter Williams



It’s been a bumper season for Sherlock Holmes fans with a new movie, new BBC-TV series, a new novel featuring Holmes himself, and a book of short stories “inspired by” Holmes. He also makes appearances in two other books where he ably assists Mary Russell.

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by Lee Barwood



In the fall of 2006, John Gibson was shocked to see something he had never expected: the front door of the old house standing wide open, exposing the rooms within to the late September weather.

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Sherlock in the 21st Century

IN THE November 6 ISSUE

FROM THE Books & Tales,
andContributors,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by Lorie Lewis Ham



“I am not a psychopath, Anderson, I’m a high functioning sociopath. Do your research.” That is a quote from Sherlock Holmes in the new Sherlock series from the BBC currently playing on PBS on Masterpiece mystery.

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