While You’re Waiting On…Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

The next film in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes franchise, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, won’t be released in theaters until this December. Who wants to wait that long to engage in some Sherlock and Watson good times? To tide you over, why not try one of these recent releases or old-favorites featuring (or alluding to) the legendary detective and his good doctor. But first, if you will, take a peek at the trailer for A Game of Shadows. Just keep in mind: Sherlock Holmes was supposed to be a master of disguise.

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Between the Thames and the Tiber: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Ted Riccardi
“After a thrilling jaunt in the far east, Holmes and Watson return to England to address an inheritance left by one of Watson’s relatives in Cornwall, half of which he gave to his dear friend, Sherlock Holmes. Financially secure, the two are now free to spend as much time on Baker Street and the Continent as they please, and the duo find themselves as comfortable in Rome on the banks of the Tiber as the Thames. As Holmes rationalizes and ratiocinates his way through case after case, from “The Case of Two Bohemes” to “A Singular Event in Tranquebar”, it’s all in a day’s work, until clues surface that his great nemesis, Professor James Moriarty, might still be alive…”
Also by this author: The Oriental Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

The Sherlockian by Graham Moore
“When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, he never imagines he’s about to be thrust onto the hunt for Arthur Conan Doyle’s missing diary. But after a Doylean scholar is murdered, it is Harold who takes up the search, both for the diary and for the killer.”

The Brothers of Baker Street by Michael Robertson
“Hoping to recoup his losses after answering a misdirected letter to Sherlock Holmes, barrister Reggie Heath represents a limousine driver who has been accused of murdering two tourists, a case that is complicated by a letter from a descendant of Professor Moriarty.”
Also by this author: The Baker Street Letters

World’s Greatest Sleuth: A Holmes on the  Range Mystery by Steve Hockensmith
“Gustav and Otto Amlingmeyer travel to Chicago to take part in a “mystery cracking competition” at the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Soon after the first round, a dead body turns up face down in a large cheese and the brothers chase around “the White City” for the elusive murderer.”
Also by this author: Holmes on the Range, On the Wrong Track, The Crack in the Lens, and The Black Dove

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King
“In this 1st book, 15-year-old orphan Mary Russell runs into Holmes but isn’t aware that the Sussex beekeeper is the famous, retired detective. She soon learns the truth, and the chance encounter proves pivotal as Holmes, impressed with Mary’s intellect, becomes her mentor and teacher–and eventually something more–as the two solve crime together.”
Also by this author: The Art of Detection

The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr
“Legendary detective Sherlock Holmes finds himself on the trail of a murderer whose connections may run all the way up the social ladder to the royal family.”

Death Cloud: Young Sherlock Holmes by Andrew Lane
“In 1868, with his army officer father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously “unwell,” fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes is sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire, where he uncovers his first murder and a diabolical villain.”

Or perhaps you’d like to actually see Holmes cut an unwitting bystander to the quick with a sharp deduction – and Watson’s resultant sigh (or, in typical Nigel Bruce style, bumble). In that case, put one of these on your list and pick it up the next time you’re in the library:

Sherlock: Series One (BBC) starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman
“A contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Sherlock is a thrilling, funny, fast-paced adventure series set in present-day London. The iconic details from Conan Doyle’s original books remain: they live at the same address, have the same names, and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them. And so across three thrilling, scary, action-packed, and highly modern adventures, Sherlock and John navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth.”
[Michelle’s pick! Whether you’re a Sherlockian or not, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat’s Sherlock is a must watch.]

Woman in Green / Dressed to Kill starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce
“Dressed to kill: Music boxes made in a penetentiary lead to stolen bank plates. Woman in green: Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of murder victims with missing fingers.”

Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law
“After finally catching serial killer and occult ‘sorcerer’ Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson can close yet another successful case. After his execution, Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must take up the hunt once again. Contending with Watson’s new fiancée and the dimwitted head of Scotland Yard, the determined detective must unravel the clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and black magic, not to mention the deadly embrace of temptress Irene Adler.”

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smart Brother starring Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn
“Sigerson Holmes, brother of Sherlock, plays super detective in a plot against Queen Victoria.”

And if that’s not enough to hold you over, stop by the library and ask for more Holmes and Watson.

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