Sherlock Holmes is not only the world's only private consulting detective, he's also arguably the world's longest-running pop culture phenomenon. Pastiches, parodies, and fanfic have multiplied from the 1890s onwards. Holmes films have been around almost as long as the technology itself. This week, we look at some of the factors in the great detective's immense--and immensely versatile--presence in pop culture beyond the canon.
http://www.ihearofsherlock.com: Podcast and website devoted to Sherlock Holmes and/in pop culture
https://www.lib.umn.edu/scrbm/holmes: The Sherlock Holmes collections at the University of Minnesota, with useful bibliographies
www.sherlockian.net: an impressively extensive website cataloging many Sherlockian publications and productions.
William S Baring-Gould, Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street: A Life of the World’s First Consulting Detective, Reprint, Random House (1995).
Mattias Böstrom. “The Sherlock Holmes pastiche booms 1970-2012.”
Ronald B. De Waal, The Universal Sherlock Holmes. 5 vols. Metropolitan Toronto Library (1994).
Ronald A Knox, “Studies in the Literature of Sherlock Holmes.”
Albert J. Menendez, The Sherlock Holmes Quizbook, Drake Publishers (1975).
Vincent Starrett, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. [Originally published 1933; numerous editions]
Rex Stout, “Watson Was A Woman.” [Originally given as a speech to the Baker Street Irregulars, 1941].
Sehnaz Tahir-Gürçaglar, “Sherlock Holmes in the interculture: Pseudotranslation and anonymity in Turkish literature.” In: Beyond Descriptive Translation Studies: Investigations in Homage to Gideon Toury, 133-151. Edited by Anthony Pym, Miriam Shlesinger, and Daniel Simeoni. John Benjamins Publishing Company (2008).
Adrian Conan Doyle and John Dickson Carr, The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, Barnes and Noble Books (1992).
Mitch Cullin, A Slight Trick of the Mind, Nan A. Talese (2005).
August Derleth, The Adventures of Solar Pons: Regarding Sherlock Holmes, Reprint. Pinnacle Books (1974).
Anthony Horowitz, The House of Silk, Little, Brown, and Co. (2011).
Laurie R. King, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, St. Martin’s Press (1994).
Ellery Queen, ed. The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes, Little, Brown, and Co. (1944).
Eve Titus, Basil of Baker Street, Whittlesey House (1958).
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)