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A less talked about facet of Sherlock Holmes, quizzes and more!
November 15, 2015
Hi

This is Megh from SherlockHolmes-Fan.com.

Hope you're doing great.

Let's jump right in with:

The Fascinating Sherlockian Fact of the Month

Of course you know that Sherlock Holmes is stupendo-fantabulously mind-blowing at observation and deduction. But did you know that despite all those 'Sherlock Holmes is cold' kind of remarks...

... He is quite a kind man in action?

Well, he is!

Here's an interesting picture that shows the number of times Sherlock Holmes lets a criminal go despite catching him or her:

That's right: the supposedly emotionless Sherlock Holmes actually lets a criminal go 6 times in the original stories!

All that Holmes asks for is genuine repentance on the part of the criminal.

Take a look at this excerpt from 'The Blue Carbuncle':

"God help me! God help me!” He (the criminal) burst into convulsive sobbing, with his face buried in his hands.

...Then my friend (Sherlock Holmes) rose and threw open the door.

“Get out!” said he.

It's a bit like this:

Here are some more of his kind words to criminals:

"I will keep your confession, and...it shall never be seen by mortal eye..."

- The Boscombe Valley Mystery

"I suppose I shall have to compound a felony as usual. How much does it cost to go round the world in first-class style?”

- The Three Gables

...And thus we can deduce that the greatest detective ever is also the one of the most compassionate detectives ever!

What's New at Sherlock Holmes Fan?

A Fun-Fact-Rich Take on 'A Scandal in Belgravia'

Here's a page I recently created about 'A Scandal in Belgravia'. It has some trivia-bits about the BBC Sherlock episode as well as mentions of the episode's most amazing moments:

http://www.sherlockholmes-fan.com/sherlock-a-scandal-in-belgravia.html

Take a peek!

This Month's Sherlockian Discoveries

Recently, I came across a fun quiz that tells you how devoted a BBC Sherlock fan you are. Have you tried this one yet?

http://www.emptyhearse.net/quizzes/how-sherlock/

I absolutely loved attempting it!

(And: here's one more fun quiz in case you missed it a few months ago...)

Yet another discovery this month is this book that has a gripping name and a catchy cover - 'How to Instantly Size Up Strangers Like Sherlock Holmes.'

Now I've received loads of queries on SherlockHolmes-fan.com that start like this:

-How can I deduce like Sherlock Holmes?

-I want to BE Sherlock Holmes. What do I do?

Well, looks like this book has the answers. I haven't read it completely yet - but it's definitely worth looking into:

http://www.amazon.com/Instantly-Size-Strangers-Sherlock-Holmes/dp/099071800X

It sure does have an intriguing name!

...Well, that's it for now.

See you next month with more interesting info about Sherlock Holmes!

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PS: Sorry for the delay in sending the newsletter this month. There was an emergency situation at my end (my father-in-law passed away) and that completely shook my world for a while.

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