[Book Nerd News] Long-Lost Silent Sherlock Holmes Movie is Found

Long-Lost Silent Sherlock Holmes Movie is Found [courtesy The Hollywood Reporter]

This is terribly exciting news for fans of literature, theatre, and silent cinema.

William Gillette in Sherlock Holmes, 1916

An advert for William Gillette in Sherlock Holmes, 1916

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

The Center of Science and Industry [COSI] in my hometown of Columbus is the second stop for this fabulous interactive Holmes experience. It runs 8 February-1 September.

Does this look amazing or does this look amazing? Your call. I am going next month. I’ll be sure to do a follow-up post!

A Study in Scarlet artwork by David Henry Friston, for Beeton's Christmas Annual 1887

A Study in Scarlet by A. Conan Doyle, with  artwork by David Henry Friston.  Beeton’s Christmas Annual, December 1887.

Hey There, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, You Natty Gent! It’s Your Birthday!

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on this day in 1859. In addition to being a physician and wildly famous author, he was quite the fashion plate.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1890

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1890.

QUOTE: “I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.”

SOME WORKS: The Sherlock Holmes books; The Stark Munro Letters; The Maracot Deep; The Lost World; dozens of short stories.


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle print by Pemberley Pond

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle print by Pemberley Pond. $19.92

My Love of All That is Bizarre

“I know, my dear Watson, that you share my love of all that is bizarre and outside the conventions and humdrum routine of everyday life.”-Sherlock Holmes, The Red-Headed League (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle).



Yes, I know that Sherlock is a surname here. That doesn’t stop me from giggling every time I walk by this grave at my favourite hiking spot. I’m such a hopeless LitGeek.

A Year in Books/Day 44: Good Old Index

  • Title: Good Old Index The Sherlock Holmes Handbook
  • Author: Thomas W. Ross
  • Year Published: 1997 (Camden House)
  • Year Purchased: 2002/2003
  • Source: Edward R. Hamilton Bookseller Company
  • About: Every single thing you could ever want or need to know about Sherlock Holmes, except, perhaps, which actor best embodies the timeless sleuth.
  • Motivation: Although I am not an obsessive Holmes fanatic, I am quite the ardent reader. I also love lists and encyclopedias.
  • Times Read: Cover-to-cover: 1/As consulting tool: countless

    Sherlock Holmes

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  • Random Excerpt/Page 62: “Epithets, for Holmes, hurled at him by scoffers: see busybody; cocksure; jack-in-office; theorist; clever.”
  • Happiness Scale: 7