The data of Sherlock Holmes


Illustrators Adam Frost and Jim Kynvin prepared a series of charts examining the data in the Sherlock Holmes canon. Read the rest

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection as a $0.99 Kindle ebook

You can get all these Sherlock Holmes stories and novels for free, because they are in the public domain, but I was happy to pay ninety-nine cents for the convenience of this X-Ray enabled Kindle edition, which has 56 short stories and four novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Sherlock Holmes: the Complete Collection

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Sherlock Holmes and the infamous brain attic

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Maria Konnikova is the author of Mastermind: How to think Like Sherlock Holmes, out January 2013 from Viking, and a blogger at Scientific American. Visit her website and follow her on Twitter.

One of the most widely held notions about Sherlock Holmes has to do with his supposed ignorance of Copernican theory. “What the deuce is [the solar system] to me?” he exclaims to Watson in A Study in Scarlet. “You say that we go round the sun. If we went round the moon it would not make a pennyworth of difference to me or to my work.” And now that he knows that fact? “I shall do my best to forget it,” he promises. Read the rest