The Sherlockian

The Sherlockian

Graham Moore

In December 1893, Sherlock Holmes-adoring Londoners eagerly opened their Strand magazines, looking forward to the detective's subsequent experience, merely to discover the unthinkable: his writer, Arthur Conan Doyle, had killed their hero off. London spiraled into mourning -- crowds sported black armbands in grief -- and railed opposed to Conan Doyle as his murderer.

Then in 1901, simply as without notice as Conan Doyle had "murdered" Holmes in "The ultimate Problem," he resurrected him. although the author stored specific diaries of his days and paintings, Conan Doyle by no means defined this unexpected switch of center. After his loss of life, one in all his journals from the intervening time interval was once found to be lacking, and within the many years because, hasn't ever been found.

Or has it?

When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes fanatic society, The Baker highway Irregulars, he by no means imagines he is approximately to be thrust onto the quest for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: the lacking diary. but if the world's top Doylean student is located murdered in his resort room, it truly is Harold - utilizing knowledge and techniques gleaned from numerous detective tales - who takes up the quest, either for the diary and for the killer.

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