hoilmes appears to fall with Moriarty in his arms

Professor james Moriarty I made a mistake 

I am Prof James Moriarty And I write these words whilst in pursuit of Mr Sherlock Holmes, I have no Ill will towards his companion Dr Watson, but Holmes has shut me down my organisation cannot avoid being shut down by Scotland yard since I made a small mistake showing Holmes my involvement in a …

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Sherlock Holmes, from viewpoint of Chief Inspector G Lestrade 

From the journal of Chief Inspector Lestrade upon his retirement from Scotland Yard  It in no small part that I owe my rise in Scotland Yard to my friend and ally Sherlock Holmes of 221b Baker street London. I had some other business in a case of fraud as I recall before my colleague Gregson …

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock holmes, the definitive Holmes

The canon of Sherlock Holmes, an analysis of the Canon

I need not cover all 56 short stories or the 4 novels of the Canon of Sherlock Holmes The study in scarlet The sign of the four The hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of fear in any great detail and I have in several posts lately highlighted several themes that run throughout the entire …

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The background to the valley of fear 

The back story to the Valley of fear in which Jack douglas is assumed killed by a nimble probably rather wet assassin turns out to be his arch enemy Ted Baldwin who escaped the gallows at Jacks hand who is in fact as we will find out the pinkerton detective Birdy Edwards. Allegedly inspired by …

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Moriarty, the napoleon of Crime

The inspirations behind Moriarty, the Napoleon of crime

It was Scotland yard who first, used the phrase “the napoleon of crime” to describe Adam Worth 1844-1902, a real life criminal mastermind, who did 7 years in prison for robbery, finally caught in Belgium, when a robbery went wrong. Worth was a German born criminal, who under the alias’ of Henry J Raymond and …

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Moriarty, the napoleon of Crime

Holmes and the Pinkertons detective agency

The Pinkertons is a Canadian, Western, police procedural,  which features crime cases of the Pinkerton detective agency. , with the Pinkerton detective agency, and features stories based on actual cases from the Pinkerton detective agency archives dating to the 1860s meets Sherlock Holmes in the form of John Douglas in THE VALLEY OF FEAR Athur Conan doyles 4th and final full length Sherlock …

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