"They might be useful to me as relics of my adventure," said he, "but beyond that I can hardly see what use the disjecta membra of my late acquaintance are going to be to me.
-Henry Baker The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle The bits and pieces of information that fit together to produce the features of our Sherlockian pursuits must be assembled by the pursuer. Here are such offerings; use them as you will.
The signature poem of the Denizens is the Beggar Written by William Thomas. it represents for us the essence of our literary investiture. Will created, after Doyle, the reason for the season. Mr. Thomas' talents are so vast that members need to promote the finest mystery writing available in the genre. below are Will's books with links to their descriptions. Take advantage of his talents by reading them all. Thanks Will!
Wikipedia - Sherlock Holmes
Sherlockian Resources on the Internet: A SurveyThis page should be viewed first below venturing out onto the Internet. John Berquist has summarized the resources available to Sherlockians and he can save you hours of Search time.
"Data! data! data!" [Holmes] cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay." (COPP) The Sherlockian Web surfer of today has more data at his or her disposal than even the Master could have assimilated. Whether one is interested in pursuing serious research, seeking out rare books or memorabilia, or keeping up with the doings of other Sherlockians, the World Wide Web provides vast stores of information. This modest survey attempts to help one pick out a few choice strands to follow.
I Hear Of Sherlock Everywhere...
The game's afoot as Scott Monty interviews people about the world of Sherlock Holmes.
Here is the list of adventures from the Canon featured at our meetings over the years.
Special thanks to archivist Sam Freeland
The Best of Sherlock Holmes
This website is devoted to covering noteworthy items related to Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It includes lists of "the best" Holmes stories and quotations. It also includes information on Conan Doyle manuscripts, Beeton's Christmas Annual, Sherlockian and Doylean computer products, and more.
Gaslight GrimoireThe fabled tin dispatch box of Dr. John H. Watson opens to reveal eleven all new tales of mystery and dark fantasy. Sherlock Holmes, master of deductive reasoning, confronts the irrational, the unexpected and the fantastic in the weird tales of the Gaslight Grimoire
The Beacon SocietyThe Beacon Society supports and recognizes exemplary educational experiences that introduce young people to the stories of Sherlock Holmes.
Through its recognition programs and information resources, the Society helps teachers and engages children in the pleasure of reading.
The Beacon Society is a scion society of The Baker Street Irregulars, an international organization of Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts founded in 1934 by Christopher Morley. Past members of note have included Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman.
The Irregulars (known as the BSI) meet every January in New York City for a weekend of celebration and study.
A not-for-profit organization, the Beacon Society serves as a link to scion societies, providing teachers with local resources to bring the magic of Sherlock Holmes to life in the classroom.
Watson's Tin Box of Ellicott City, MD
is now online. Follow the Irregular adventures of this group of extraordinary Sherlockians.
It started with a chance encounter, and led to a lifelong obsession. Jonathan Coe on the clues he unearthed, the music he heard, and the friends he made as he pursued Billy Wilder's Sherlock Holmes
A Holmes Story told by an Astronomical Doyle
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Vanishing Robbers
The Denizens' Commonplace Book
Sherlock On My Mind.....
Musing about the Master
Need to find the day of the week for a specific date in the canon? Check out TIME AND DATE.COM for help.
Visit the sites below for some Sherlockiana that can be appreciated by any fan of the Master.
Visit Dennis Dobry's site and see an incredible recreation of 221B Baker Street. It is a wonderful tour. Don't miss it!
Mrs. Hudson's Cliffdwellers of New Jersey Bloomington By Gaslight Detective Fiction on Stamps as Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett
Click the graphics below and visit the MPI Home Video site to examine their collection of available videos and DVDs
The Turner Classic Movies collection of Sherlock Holmes is outstanding. The link below will take you to a list of of 170 possible choices of performances in various formats.
Turner Classic Movies: Mystery-Sherlock Holmes
What are the crucial literary works that all Denizens should have in their collections. Here's a List of 100 as compiled by the late John Bennett Shaw, B.S.I.. If there are any of these works missing on your bookshelf, then click the link below and see if The Mysterious Bookshop can fill your needs.
Otto Penzler's Mysterious Book Shop awaits your selection of a Sherlockian tome.