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Who else went around killing their serial hero?

In December, 1893, Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle killed off Sherlock Holmes at the hands of Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls. From interviews at that time, Conan Doyle intended it to be a permanent death. Was this truly unprecedented? [more inside]
posted by dances_with_sneetches on Mar 5, 2016 - 8 answers

A Proper Games of Thrones Sendoff

A co-worker is moving on to his next opportunity, but we would like to send him off in proper fashion. He is very much into movies and TV, his favorites including Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Mad Max, and Star Wars, and has a good sense of humor. We have all bonded over discussing these shows/movies. How could we incorporate these into his goodbye party? One of us is willing to bake, and I can do something crafty. We would also love to pitch in to buy something, though he already seems to have everything. TIA!
posted by ElleElle on Oct 23, 2015 - 8 answers

Help me solve a moriarty riddle

My 9 year old has a "choose your own adventure" type Sherlock Comic book, which has a (non essential for the adventure) riddle that we can't seem to be able to solve. I've tried googling and wolfram alpha, and am still stuck. Please Help [more inside]
posted by motdiem2 on Jun 20, 2015 - 14 answers

Overcoat filter

Where can I get a decent quality men's double breasted full length overcoat? [more inside]
posted by damayanti on Nov 23, 2014 - 6 answers

Who played Moran in BBC Sherlock?

In BBC Sherlock's, series 3 episode 1 The Empty Hearse, the character Moran is uncredited. Even in the DVD commentary, Mark Gatiss refers to him only as "that guy." Tumblr pleading and screen grabbies here. Who is he?
posted by slightlybewildered on Nov 18, 2014 - 3 answers

A Fandom Halloween

What are some good fandom-related Halloween treats or tricks for an artsy foodie fangirl? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 7, 2014 - 4 answers

Los Angeles: Season 1 of Sherlock with Chinese subtitles in a store?

Are there any stores in Los Angeles that might carry this version of Sherlock - Season 1 (region 3 Taiwan version with Traditional Chinese Subtitles)? I need it quicker than YesAsia's 7-14 day shipping estimate.
posted by bluecore on Jun 13, 2014 - 1 answer

What kind of dialogue is this?

The one where one character says something and is interrupted by another, making it look like the second person is finishing the sentence but says another word that turns the dialogue entirely? [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Mar 9, 2014 - 10 answers

Plot question in Sherlock Season 3 Episode 3

Plot question about the final episode of Sherlock (BBC), Season 3 [spoilers inside] [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Feb 16, 2014 - 17 answers

Japanese document in "Sherlock"

At 3:35 in the "Unlocking Sherlock" video on PBS.org, a scroll with Japanese characters is shown on the wall. [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Dec 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Jobs that find more interesting jobs

I just finished a marathon of the first season of Elementary. It got me to thinking, what kinds of jobs could someone have that would give them close contact with interesting individuals with interesting occupations, and a path into one of those engaging careers, via being exposed by their current job and deciding to change into the new job, either through a connection made or via apprenticeship? Minor spoilers contained inside, arguably. [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Jul 8, 2013 - 11 answers

Sherlock fanfic recs?

Please post your fanfic recs here for posterity. [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Apr 19, 2013 - 16 answers

What's that "blerk!" sound the BBC uses in their night-time thrillers?

In Sherlock, and in Midsomer Murders, there's a night-time sound which I presume is either a recording of, or meant to be some kind of night bird. What is it? [more inside]
posted by nonspecialist on Feb 24, 2013 - 7 answers

Which post-Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories are worth reading?

What are the best non-Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories, collections, and novels?
posted by jsturgill on Dec 7, 2012 - 20 answers

Oh, the wall had it coming.

Please help me find resources or ideas to wallpaper a very small space without spending a ton of money. [more inside]
posted by haplesschild on Apr 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Would like to be introduced to Mr. Sherlock Holmes

What Sherlock Holmes books should I read, and in what order should I read them? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jan 29, 2012 - 25 answers

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Robot?

Was there actually an unaired TV pilot about a robotic Sherlock Holmes as seen here? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Jan 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Killing me softly with its song

What is the name of the piano piece towards the end of Sherlock's A Scandal in Belgravia? (spoilers inside, to describe the piece I'm talking about) [more inside]
posted by titantoppler on Jan 8, 2012 - 2 answers

Sherlock Holmes pastiche recommendations?

I am interested in any recommendations on Sherlock Holmes pastiches. I finished a few Jack the Ripper-related stories (_The Last Sherlock Holmes Story_, and _The Whitechapel Horrors_) and would like your suggestions. I am not a big fan of Laurie King, though. The game is afoot!
posted by snap_dragon on Oct 4, 2010 - 22 answers

The Case of the Unknown Font

What the heck font is this? These are screencaps I've taken from the tv series Sherlock. If you haven't seen the show yet (and want to), I'd suggest not clicking; I think that all of them taken together would give away some of the fun of the series, if not exactly the plot. If you have seen it (or don't care), and you're good at font recognition, please help!
posted by tzikeh on Aug 12, 2010 - 17 answers

I liked the Historian and Club Dumas...now what?

Need some book recommendations. Just finished reading Bram Stoker's Dracula...and am getting through the Historian. In the past I have enjoyed The List of Seven, Club Dumas, The Alienist, Name of the Rose and so forth. So I guess I like the mystery-within-history sort of suspense/horror/thriller. The things I didn't get into were Dan Brown, Ian Pears, and anything having to do with Templars or Mary Magdalene. Can you recommend me your favorites? -- Thanks so much.
posted by snap_dragon on Aug 15, 2009 - 35 answers

Paget prints for sale

Anybody know of a place online (or in the Boston area) where I can buy prints of Sidney Paget's Sherlock Holmes illustrations? Don't really care if they're new or vintage but would ideally like to be able to get the whole series from a given story (all the illustrations for "The Red Headed League," for instance). [more inside]
posted by otio on Oct 22, 2008 - 2 answers

Virtual Roads

I just did a Sherlock search for "Diner" in the 60662 zip code. One of the diners, "The Tasty Burger", had an address of "1000 Virtual Road", and Sherlock couldn't provide a map. I Googled the address, and got this -- tons of business that all have that address, many in different cities. What is this? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jun 28, 2004 - 13 answers

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