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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.