Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Come Watson Come...

I’m a Sherlock fan...actually I’m a Sherlock nut. I love anything Sherlock. My license plate is Shrlock! The license plate holder is: Come, Watson, Come The Game is Afoot. Don’t you love it.

I read Sherlock as a kid but the real love affair started with the new BBC series Sherlock played by Benedict Cumberbatch and the best Dr. Watson ever played by Martin Freeman.

Dr. Watson in old movies is often kind of a stupid guy. He’s a doctor so he’s intelligent but not all that clever. Not so with the new Dr. Watson. He’s smart and clever and a perfect match for Sherlock.

The thing with the new Sherlock series is that they brought it into the 21st Century. I thought I’d hate this but the writers and produces did such an amazing job of making Sherlock true to his character.

And the stories are a take off of the original ones. A Study in Scarlet became a Study in Pink. The Sign of Four became The Sign of Three. You get the picture

But enough of the new Sherlock there is still the magic of the old Sherlock to consider. What is amazing to me is despite the old-fashioned language and pace the stories have stood the test of time and are still captivating. IMO it's not really the mystery that’s the draw but the character of Holmes himself.
It really is amazing that a character such a product of his times can be still so intriguing over a hundred years later. Sherlock is a super-hero in many ways but also an enigmatic and flawed hero which makes him so intriguing.

So, are you a Sherlock fan? Think you know your Sherlock? Here’s a little Sherlock quiz. 
Sherlock questions:

            What instrument did Sherlock play?
            Where did Holmes live (Do you know the address?)
            Who was his sidekick?
            What was the first Sherlock Holmes book?
            Name of his brother?
            Name of his nemesis?
            His one love interest? 

            What did he take up when he retired? 
            Author of Sherlock Holmes?

So, how did you do?
Are you a Sherlock nut like me?

Hugs, Duffy

Geared for the Grave
Berkley Prime Crime
December 2, 2014
first book in Cycle Path Mysteries

Where biking takes a deadly turn

Shakedowns cover-ups and big fat lies keep bodies hidden on Mackinac Island and bike-riding tourist oblivious to it all.