Multcolib Picks: Sherlock Holmes

Annotation:Currently at OMSI, this exhibit brings the world of Sherlock Holmes to life as never before. "You will become Holmes’ eyes and ears as he tackles a baffling new case in a world steeped in innovation and experimentation."

The Seven-per-cent Solution
The Seven-per-cent Solution Being A Reprint From the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D By Meyer, Nicholas Book - 1993 MYSTERY MEYER 1993 Available in some locations

Annotation:A tale relating the collaboration of Sigmund Freud with Sherlock Holmes, revealing such matters as the real identity of the heinous professor Moriarty, the dark secret shared by Sherlock and his brother Mycroft, and the detective's true whereabouts during the Great Hiatus, when the world believed him to be dead.

Sherlock Holmes--the Missing Years
Sherlock Holmes--the Missing Years The Adventures of the Great Detective in India and Tibet ; A Novel By Jamyang Norbu Book - 2001 MYSTERY JAMYANG Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1891, a horrified public learned that Sherlock Holmes-in a last deadly struggle with the archcriminal Professor Moriarty-had perished. Two years later, popular demand made Sir Conan Doyle resurrect the great detective. Here is the story of those two missing years.

The Return of Moriarty
The Return of Moriarty By Gardner, John Book - 2012 MYSTERY GARDNER 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:It is the turn of the century and far from perishing during the struggle with Sherlock Holmes at the Reichenbach Falls, Professor James Moriarty is alive and well...

Baker Street
Baker Street A Musical Adventure of Sherlock Holmes By Grudeff, Marian Music CD - 2006 CD Musicals GRUDEFF Available in some locations

Annotation:Yes, a Sherlock Holmes musical! This show opened on Broadway in 1965 and had just over 300 performances. Some of the songs were composed by the same duo that brought us Fiddler on the Roof.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes Vol. 1, The Trial of Sherlock Holmes By Moore, Leah Book - 2009 GN MOORE 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:This thrilling and suspenseful graphic novel presents the great detective with an all-too personal quandary and explores the nature of the man and his world.

Curious Cases of Sherlock Holmes
Curious Cases of Sherlock Holmes The Great Detective in Some of His Strangest Cases Book - 2011 GN CURIOUS 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:The great detective stars in four of his strangest cases in this graphic novel.

The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Book - 2009 MYSTERY IMPROBABL 2009

Annotation:An anthology showcasing some of the best Sherlock Holmes short fiction from the last 25 years, with contributions from Anne Perry, Neil Gaimen, Tanith Lee, and many others.

Dust and Shadow
Dust and Shadow An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson By Faye, Lyndsay Book - 2009 FICTION FAYE 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:From the gritty streets of nineteenth century London, the loyal and courageous Dr. Watson offers a tale unearthed after generations of lore: the harrowing story of Sherlock Holmes's attempt to hunt down Jack the Ripper.

The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Or, On the Segregation of the Queen
The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Or, On the Segregation of the Queen By King, Laurie R. Book - 2007 MYSTERY KING 2007 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 12 copies

Annotation:Chance meeting with a Sussex beekeeper turns into a pivotal, personal transformation when fifteen-year-old Mary Russell discovers that the beekeeper is the reclusive, retired detective Sherlock Holmes, who soon takes on the role of mentor and teacher. This is the first title in a great series.

Sherlock in Love
Sherlock in Love A Novel By Naslund, Sena Jeter Book - 2001 MYSTERY NASLUND 2001 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:In haunting prose, author Naslund conjures up wintry London and an enchanted Bavaria, where Watson and Holmes search for a missing Stradivarius, track Holmes one true love and navigate Europe while its future hangs in the balance.

Good Night, Mr. Holmes
Good Night, Mr. Holmes [an Irene Adler Novel] By Douglas, Carole Nelson Book - 2009 MYSTERY DOUGLAS 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Miss Irene Adler, the beautiful American opera singer who once outwitted Sherlock Holmes, is also a superb detective, as Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker can attest. Even Holmes himself must admit - albeit grudgingly - that she acquits herself competently. But in matters of the heart she encounters difficulty.

Holmes on the Range
Holmes on the Range By Hockensmith, Steve Book - 2007 MYSTERY HOCKENSMI 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:An enormously entertaining tale of Gustave "Old Red" Amlingmeyer, a cowboy who dreams of being a western Sherlock Holmes. When mysterious murders occur on the ranch where he and his brother are working, Old Red sees his chance and immediately sets out to sniff out the culprit, Sherlock-style.

The Baker Street Letters
The Baker Street Letters By Robertson, Michael Book - 2009 MYSTERY ROBERTSON 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:In Los Angeles, a geological surveyor maps out a proposed subway route--and then goes missing. His eight-year-old daughter, in her desperation, turns to the one person she thinks might help--she writes a letter to Sherlock Holmes.

The Final Solution
The Final Solution A Story of Detection By Chabon, Michael Book - 2004 FICTION CHABON Available in some locations

Annotation:Set in the English countryside during World War II, this imaginative story follows an elderly (and possibly familiar) detective on what will become his final--and most profound--case.

Sherlock Season One DVD - 2010 DVD Drama SHERLOCK Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 32 copies

Annotation:Oh my. If you haven't already experienced the BBC production of Holmes and Watson in modern day London, you must. You really must.

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Back in 1886, "a struggling young doctor named Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a story about a brilliant and enigmatic detective." Sherlock Holmes went on to become "one of the most inspiring and influential characters of all time." And Sherlock has gone far beyond Doyle, with authors of all genres telling tales about the legendary sleuth of Baker Street. Here are just a few.