I’m not particularly fond of this trailer – but I loved the first episode of the new BBC take on Sherlock Holmes (rooted firmly in the 21st century).  Episode 2 – The Blind Banker plays this Sunday, October 31st,  on PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery and Episode 3 – The Great Game is on the following Sunday.  (A Study in Pink, which they showed last weekend, can … Continue reading Sherlock!

Sherlock Holmes At Large!

A few facts.  The Jack the Ripper murders occurred in 1888.   Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance, in 1877’s A Study in Scarlet, the year before.  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle opened his practice in London in 1891, three years after.  So, it’s not a stretch to imagine that the author followed the widely publicized murders.   Nor is it inconceivable that, arguably, the two most … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes At Large!