Friday, March 29, 2013

Elementary, My Dear Holmes!

The new issue of Mysterical-E is now up after a delay, and I'm back with a column I wrote back in November. The column is entitled Elementary, My Dear Holmes! and you can find it here. In the column I take a very general look at some notable Holmesian pastiches, both good and not-so-good. I spell out my conclusions about Sherlock and its American derivative, Elementary, and why one show gets Holmes so right and the other gets Holmes so wrong. 

Note: Unfortunately there are no accompanying images to break up the block of text, but some day I will reprint the article on here complete with illustrations.


  1. Hi, I loved the original Holmes and I also like Laurie R. King's version. I tried but could not get into Hockensmith. Must be why we have so many authors - to each his own.

    1. Thank you for commenting!

      I cannot judge Laurie King's tales. For all I know they could be the greatest Holmesian pastiches of all-time. But within me is an immature eleven-year-old who is horrified at the idea of Holmes getting married, and I still don't like that idea. As a result I'm not tempted to read her stuff. Maybe I will one day, but for now I am fine. There's plenty of Holmes out there for everyone to enjoy, and we'll all have our personal preferences. This is a personal take on a character I have admired since I first discovered his adventures. Without Holmes I would not be here right now writing this blog. :)