"I suppose that I am commuting a felony, but it is just possible that I am saving a soul. This fellow will not go wrong again; he is too terribly frightened. Send him to jail now, and you make him a jail-bird for life. Besides, it is the season of forgiveness. Chance has put in our way a most singular and whimsical problem, and its solution is its own reward. If you will have the goodness to touch the bell, Doctor, we will begin another investigation, in which, also a bird will be the chief feature." - Sherlock Holmes, “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” (via lyndsayfaye)
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Illustrator: Alex Secher

Danish edition of “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” Published by Lademann in 1976.

Translated by: Verner Seemann.

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A Sherlock Holmes Mystery: The Hound of the Baskervilles | Illustrations by Stibane & Luce Daniels

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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond

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my favourite things memeday one: favourite book/book series [1/2]: the sherlock holmes stories by sir arthur conan doyle

“Holmes [is] still discussed, revered and cherished across the world.” - The Guardian
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Silent film of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his family, aboard the RMS Adriatic, waving to the crowds and posing for cameras on June 24th, 1922 (trip home from America).

From left to right: Adrian, Lena Jean, Lady Jean, and Denis.

Courtesy of: Fox Movietone News Collection at the University of South Carolina

ACD waves like royalty. He knows he’s hot stuff. 

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Illustrator: Alex Secher

Danish edition. Translated and edited for children by Else Schiøler. Published in 1962 by Gad.

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"[Holmes] took down the great book in which, day by day, he filed the agony columns of the various London journals. “Dear me!” said he, turning over the pages, “what a chorus of groans, cries, and bleatings! What a rag-bag of singular happenings! But surely the most valuable hunting-ground that ever was given to a student of the unusual!”." - Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Red Circle (via thenorwoodbuilder)
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A Christmas Story Without Slush: Three radio dramatisations of “The Blue Carbuncle” and one even more Christmassy story. (Hover over credits for additional titbits of information)

• The Blue Carbuncle
“Here is the stone; the stone came from the goose, and the goose came from Mr. Henry Baker”
I. Dramatised by John Keir Cross for BBC Light Programme, with Sir John Gielgud as Sherlock Holmes and Sir Ralph Richardson as Dr Watson (first broadcast Dec 14, 1954)
II. Dramatised by Michael Hardwick for BBC Light Programme, with Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes and Norman Shelley as Dr Watson (first broadcast Dec 25, 1961)
III. Dramatised by Bert Coules for BBC Radio 4, with Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson (first broadcast Jan 2, 1991)
The Night Before Christmas
Watson plays Santa Claus for Mrs Hudson’s nephews, mysterious presents are wrapped in £20 notes, Holmes sings some carols and of course Moriarty is behind everything.
Written by Denis Green and Anthony Boucher for MBS, with Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr Watson (first broadcast Dec 24, 1945)


Happy Holidays, and thanks for this beautiful gift to the fandom!

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"“If I take it up I must understand every detail,” said [Holmes]. “Take time to consider. The smallest point may be the most essential”." - Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Red Circle (via thenorwoodbuilder)
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15 days of my favourite things

day 1: 

favourite book/book series - Sherlock Holmes (all of them)


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Vintage Mystery Recommendation: The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, by Adrian Conan Doyle and John Dickson Carr (1954).

Doyle and Carr combined to create 12 stories that closely aligned themselves with the canon of the famous creator of Sherlock Holmes.  While not the best Holmes pastiches I have ever read, they are solid and deserve a look if you continue to hunger for new tales of the great detective.

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I ordered this, clean wood box 
Square as a chair and almost too heavy to lift. 
I would say it was the coffin of a midget 
Or a square baby 
Were there not such a din in it. 

The box is locked, it is dangerous. 
I have to live with it overnight 
And I can’t keep away from it. 
There are no windows, so I can’t see what is in there. 
There is only a little grid, no exit. 

I put my eye to the grid. 
It is dark, dark, 
With the swarmy feeling of African hands 
Minute and shrunk for export, 
Black on black, angrily clambering. 

How can I let them out? 
It is the noise that appalls me most of all, 
The unintelligible syllables. 
It is like a Roman mob, 
Small, taken one by one, but my god, together! 

I lay my ear to furious Latin. 
I am not a Caesar. 
I have simply ordered a box of maniacs. 
They can be sent back. 
They can die, I need feed them nothing, I am the owner. 

I wonder how hungry they are. 
I wonder if they would forget me 
If I just undid the locks and stood back and turned into a tree. 
There is the laburnum, its blond colonnades, 
And the petticoats of the cherry. 

They might ignore me immediately 
In my moon suit and funeral veil. 
I am no source of honey 
So why should they turn on me? 
Tomorrow I will be sweet God, I will set them free. 

The box is only temporary.

(poem one of the famous “bee poems” by Silvia Plath; fantastic illustration of Sherlock Holmes as beekeeper by EUGENE SMITH— check out his blog!)
Retirement!Holmes is my favourite Holmes.
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Not quite Sebastian Moran, but close enough.

From Basil and the Pygmy Cats by Eve Titus, illustrated by Paul Galdone.

Professor Ratigan (with the eyepatch) and “the villain’s aide” Captain Doran, are captured by Basil and Dr Dawson.

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