Thank you, a couple of simple traps employed by Holmes. 

Trap I can think of 2 stories in the canon where Holmes employs simple traps to ensnare his target, The dying detective The adventure of the Mazarin Stone In the dying detective, Holmes knows that Mr Culverton Smith poisoned his nephew, but has no proof, so in a effort to trap Smith, Sherlock Holmes convinces …

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Holmes the self confessed sociopath

Forensic developments available to Sherlock Holmes 

Forensics It appears that Sherlock Holmes knowledge of forensic analysis of a crime scene is the father of it all, but my Research shows that all he was aware of was in the public domain, as follows, 600bc Arabic discovery of fingerprints 1248 Chinese publish first forensic study book 1600 Pathology first used to discover …

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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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Sherlock Holmes, the casting couch 

I’ve been thinking about who I would cast in various parts if I were the director or casting manager of a new series of Holmes adventures. And I’ll start oddly with Professor Moriarty, I think there can be only one person who fits the description that lead to the illustrators picture above David Bradley, who …

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Holmes in the realms of the occult 

Arthur Conan Doyle’s great detective is delved into the region’s of the occult on five  occasions to my knowledge, The Hound of the Baskervilles The adventure of the creeping man The adventure of the Sussex vampire And the adventure of the devil’s foot The adventure of the speckled band The hound of the Baskervilles, the …

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Holmes, you absolute dummy 

On 2 occasions Conan Doyle, has Holmes using a dummy as a decoy first in the adventure of the empty house, in which after revealing he had not died at the Reichenbach falls, Moriarty’s lead henchman, Colonel Sebastian Moran a crack shot, who’s bag of tigers is unmatched, has a high power air rifle capable …

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The Blog evolves as we learn 

I note looking at the analytics of allornothingblog.co.uk my most popular posts are my series, just one place in, in which I detail some of the places I’d visit in each country if it were the only place in that country I were allowed to visit, or my meagre research into Sir Arthur Conan Doyle …

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