Inspector Tobias Gregson of Scotland Yard 

By the time I first worked with Sherlock Holmes I thought I knew everything, i was alreadý pretty set in my ways, but he came along with a way if looking at everything in a new light! It was methodical, slow and painstaking, he would look for footprints and minute detail and his brain seemed …

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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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