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Illustration by Frederic Dorr Steele for ‘The Adventure of the Empty House’, Collier’s Weekly, September 1903

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Illustration by Igor Leonidovich Ushakov for The Hound of the Baskervilles, Collected Works in Eight Volumes, Мoscow: Pravda, 1966.

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What happens in Cornwall stays in Cornwall.

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This preface is payback for how stupid your whole retirement thing is.

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"As a joke, Arthur Conan Doyle once sent five letters to five friends that read, “We are discovered, flee immediately”, to see what they would do. One of them disappeared and Conan Doyle never saw him again."

- QI (E Series - Espionage)

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s no-nonsense answers to a mysterious questionnaire — that could have been for a parlor game.

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another thing Elementary did well:

“I have never loved, Watson, but if I did and if the woman I loved had met such an end, I might act even as our lawless lion- hunter has done. Who knows?”

Sherlock Holmes, the Adventure of the Devil’s Foot

Basically, Sherlock Holmes says he completely understands torturing and murdering a dude who has tortured and murdered the woman he loves.  If he loved.  As he did in Elementary—love Irene, that is.

Still LIVID about the fridging, don’t get me wrong.  But Sherlock’s actions concerning Moran in M?  Completely ACD canonical.

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my favourite things memeday one: favourite book/book series [1/2]: the sherlock holmes stories by sir arthur conan doyle

“Holmes [is] still discussed, revered and cherished across the world.” - The Guardian