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