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Interesting Sherlockian anagrams, a 'different' Sherlock Holmes parody and more!
December 08, 2015

Meghashyam here from

Hope you're doing splendid. Let me start right off with...

The Fascinating Sherlockian Fact of the Month

This time, I'm going to talk about some interesting anagrams. In case you're not aware, anagrams are interesting new words you get when you shuffle up the letters in a word or a phrase. For example, anagram could become 'nag a ram.'

So, what are some possible anagrams of Sherlock Holmes? This month I tried to dig up as many anagrams of Sherlock Holmes (and Sherlockian phrases) as I could!

Here are some cool anagrams I came across:

Sherlock Holmes (Private Detective) --- Top crime solver. He tackled thieves. (By Jean)

Wow. Here's another cool one:

Sherlock Holmes --- Heh! Smells crook. (By Seth G. Landon)


Another one:

Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes --- He'd chase crooks only on smell. (By Mike Mesterton-Gibbons)

And here's a not so appreciative anagram of the good Dr. Watson!

Doctor John Watson --- Oh no, can't jot words! (By an unknown person)

A fitting anagram of the author's name:

Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle --- It's our canny leading author. (By Aronas Pinchas)

Sherlock Holmes' most famous 'not uttered' quote now has an answer:

Elementary, My Dear Watson! ---- No? Anyway, meet Mr Lestrade! (By V.Rabin)

To end it, here go two amazing anagrams of two of the most famous Sherlock Holmes books out there:

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes --- Solve the fresh, OK random, clues. (By Rick Rothstein)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles --- 'Hurrah!' I said, 'and truly one of the best Sherlock novels.' (By David. A. Green)

Words can be magical. :-)

(I've got to thank the guys at - they have this software which helped many of the people above create these anagrams.)

What's New at

I've been working on an in-depth page about 'The Adventure of the Abbey Grange,' but: I haven't completed it yet. I'll tell you more about that page soon.

Till then, here are two other pages to delve into:

Sherlock Holmes Fun Widgets and Calculators (A crazy page that has all sorts of Sherlockian calculators!)

All the Past Issues of The Sherlock Holmes Fan Gazette (that's this newsletter!)

If you've missed any newsletter issue in the past, this is the place where you can find them all.

Sherlockian Discoveries of the Month

This month, I heard of the release of a crazy Sherlock Holmes book: The Adventures of Swearlot Holmes by Dean (Earle) Wilkinson.

Why is this crazy? Well, that's because the book's about an expletive-ridden, swearing, weirder-than-ever version of Sherlock Holmes!

If you think that sounds like your kind of book, take a peek:

This month, I also came across an interesting Sherlockian board game that has been around since...1981! Apparently, this game was quite a hit then - and it's pretty much a hit now too.

It's called 'Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective' and it's got 4.4 starts out of 5 on Amazon.

The game has 10 Sherlock Holmes adventures and you (as a member of 'The Baker Street Irregulars'), need to actually solve the cases before Sherlock Holmes does. Definitely worth exploring.

Here's the link:

Well, then, that's it for December. Merry Christmas, happy holidays - and hope you have a great year ahead!

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