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The Scores of Sherlock Holmes | The Score

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Mormons believe A Study in Scarlet is inaccurate

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Interesting article on A Study in Scarlet, from an ex-Mormon's viewpoint.

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The Sherlock Holmes Handbook - review - The Guardian

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The Sherlock Holmes Handbook - review
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As you gain a more complete Holmesian education, you will also learn details of minuteæ‎ associated with the world's favourite detective, such as; did Holmes ever smile, chuckle or laugh?
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Well, this looks fun.  With categories such as "How to Fake Your Own Death" and "How to Stage a Dramatic Entrance," this could be a HOOT.  Published by the same company that brought us Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

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BBC Sherlock Piano Medley - YouTube

Good gravy, it's finally finished. Friends, this is my BBC "Sherlock" Piano Medley! I absolutely fell in love with the show after it was introduced to me bac... (ПОДФАПЫВАЮ Я!
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This is fun.  I wish he weren't playing along to the soundtrack, because I'd like to hear what he's playing a bit more clearly.  Still, it's a nice little medley...

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On TV: Sherlock, "The Sign of Three"

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After last week's frenetic London chases, The Sign of Three opens with a scene of true, old-fashioned detective work, with a Lestrade, eighteen months thwarted, triumphant in at last making an arre...
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I'm going to have to keep an eye on this author's Sherlock reviews.  Really good stuff!

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'Sherlock' Series 4: Six stories we'd like to see

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Sherlock series 4 starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman may be ages away, but we've selected six stories we'd like to see when it does return!

Via Richard Crowder
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Some good ideas for future Sherlock episodes...are you reading, Messrs. Gatiss and Moffat? 

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Sherlock: “His Last Vow”

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Amid blackmail and bullets, a meta season comes to an uneven end.
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More valid observations from a critical point of view.  I'm still standing firm in my enjoyment of the episode, though.  Maybe I'm not critical enough, but I loved "His Last Vow"!  Major spoilers!

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BBC Sherlock Season 3 Episode # 3 "His Last Vow" - Canonical ...

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John remembering Sherlock saying: “The game is on”. Sherlock also repeats this line later in the episode. - Sherlock Holmes awakens Dr John Watson in The Adventure of the Abbey Grange and implores him: “Come, Watson ...
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Nice recap of references to the Sherlock Holmes canon in "His Last Vow."  If you haven't watched the episode yet, spoiler alert!

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A Miniature 221B Baker Street In An Altoid Tin - Nerd Approved

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221B Baker Street has always been a fascinating place for Sherlock Holmes fans. For many, the apartment and address are as much a part of the story as Sher.
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This is like Polly Pockets for a Sherlock fan.  SO cool.

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Writer, Arthur Conan Doyle estate dispute copyright on Sherlock Holmes - Deseret News

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Writer, Arthur Conan Doyle estate dispute copyright on Sherlock Holmes
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“Whatever decision they make will essentially determine the fate of many characters, not just Sherlock Holmes and Dr.
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Another article on the "Sherlock in public domain" story, from the Salt Lake City news source Deseret News

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PBS' road to success - Diamondback Online

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PBS' road to success Diamondback Online The show, created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, has been a runaway hit with fans and has made its Sherlock, played by heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch (The Fifth Estate), and its John Watson (Martin...
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PBS is lovin' life these days, thanks to Downton and Sherlock!  I'm a fan of both programs, so I'm enjoying the whole thing immensely.

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Mystery solved: Sherlock Holmes is (mostly) in the public domain - Lexology (registration)

Mystery solved: Sherlock Holmes is (mostly) in the public domain - Lexology (registration) | Baker Street Babble | Scoop.it
Mystery solved: Sherlock Holmes is (mostly) in the public domain Lexology (registration) Leslie Klinger, the author of numerous books and articles on Sherlock Holmes, sought a declaratory judgment against the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about...
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I've been seeing this "Sherlock Holmes in the public domain" story floating around for a couple weeks, and I keep wondering if it will make a difference to the recent film and TV incarnations of Holmes (at least in their budgets).

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The Dark Lady (Sherlock, Lupin & Me) - The Trades

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The Trades The Dark Lady (Sherlock, Lupin & Me) The Trades The Dark Lady takes on the conceit of being a first person account by Irene Adler of her adventures with Sherlock Holmes and Arsene Lupin -- adventures had when they were all three children...
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I may have to look this one up for my daughter.  She's seven, and she would probably like this.

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Sherlock Holmes Tarot - Fizz of Ideas - Janet Boyer's Blog

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A Sherlock Holmes Tarot coming in August 2014! Published by Sterling Ethos, this deck is the mastermind of John Matthews and Will Kinghan--the same team behind The Steampunk Tarot, Lost Tarot of Nostradamus and The Shaman's Oracle ...
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Sherlock Holmes tarot cards?  Hm, takes me back to my younger days...

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Book review: 'Who Thinks Evil: A Moriarty Mystery' by Michael Kurland - NewsOK.com

Book review: 'Who Thinks Evil: A Moriarty Mystery' by Michael Kurland - NewsOK.com | Baker Street Babble | Scoop.it
Book review: 'Who Thinks Evil: A Moriarty Mystery' by Michael Kurland NewsOK.com If you can't get enough of Sherlock Holmes, or maybe you've grown a little tired of the sleuth and would like to experience mysteries from another angle, you might...
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This looks interesting. I may have to check it out.

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On TV: BBC's Sherlock, "The Empty Hearse"

On TV: BBC's Sherlock, "The Empty Hearse" | Baker Street Babble | Scoop.it
BBC's Sherlock has become one of my favorite shows on television, and it was immensely fun having some new material and quelling the peremptory curiosity left by the end of last season. It was genu...
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One more Sherlock review from Will McDavid at Mockingbird.  (I'm posting these backwards, as the review of "His Last Vow" was the first one I discovered.)

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On TV: Sherlock, "His Last Vow"

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Without a doubt, the finale was masterful, the best of the series, partly because Sherlock wasn't in control. Indeed, Charles Augustus Magnussen feeds off of control, licking, in the opening scene,...
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‘Sherlock’ Season 3 Finale Review: ‘His Last Vow’

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Does the 'Sherlock' season 3 finale 'His Last Vow' return the show to its best foot? Read our Review to find out.
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I thought it would be good to include a review of "His Last Vow" that was positive, just to level the playing field a bit.

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'Sherlock' Series 3: Let's Talk "His Last Vow"

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Time to talk about "Sherlock" Series 3 finale "His Last Vow". Apparently I had a LOT to say.
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Here's a recap of "His Last Vow" from a pretty negative perspective. Now I happened to enjoy this episode thoroughly, so it's a little difficult to read a recap where someone tears it apart.  Still, he makes some good points.  Enjoy.

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The Millions : One Fixed Point: “Sherlock,” Sherlock Holmes, and the British Imagination

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Many thanks to Dr. Amy H. Sturgis (http://www.amyhsturgis.com/) for linking to this excellent article!

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Baker Street Irregulars Turns 80 - Publishers Weekly

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Baker Street Irregulars Turns 80 Publishers Weekly On January 17, 2014, the Baker Street Irregulars, the world's leading group of Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts, held its annual dinner at the Yale Club in New York City, celebrating 80 years as an...
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I'm not sure, but I think my grandpa may have been a member of the BSI once upon a time.  Something for me to aspire to?

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A look back at ups and downs of this year's 'Sherlock' - Burlington County Times

A look back at ups and downs of this year's 'Sherlock' - Burlington County Times | Baker Street Babble | Scoop.it
A look back at ups and downs of this year's 'Sherlock' Burlington County Times I'm not entirely disappointed with it, though, as the subtle nods to Arthur Conan Doyle's original canon, the amazing editing and Gatiss' brilliant humor were still...
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It really is a great show.  I know it doesn't sit well with all Sherlockians, but I think it does great honor to its source material.  Always has done, and Season 3 is no different in that respect.  There's always something new to enjoy; this season, the interest comes from the dynamic among the three main characters: Sherlock, John and Mary.

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Conan Doyle Estate Says Sherlock Not Free Yet - Publishers Weekly

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The Guardian (blog) Conan Doyle Estate Says Sherlock Not Free Yet Publishers Weekly But attorneys for the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle this week insisted that the complete characters of Holmes and Watson won't be freed until the final 10...
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A contrasting angle on that whole ACD public domain case

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Sherlock series 3: 'The Sign of Three' recap - The end of an era? - Digital Spy UK

Sherlock series 3: 'The Sign of Three' recap - The end of an era? - Digital Spy UK | Baker Street Babble | Scoop.it
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On first viewing, I wasn't sure if I liked "The Sign of the Three." But after watching it again, it really came alive for me.  I think it's actually a very complex episode, very character driven, so it takes a couple viewings to absorb it all.

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