Pursuing Sherlock Holmes

by Bill Mason


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Softcover
$19.99
Hardcover
$29.99
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/29/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 151
ISBN : 9781453520352
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 151
ISBN : 9781453520369
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 151
ISBN : 9781453520376

About the Book

The influence of Sherlock Holmes can be found throughout the cultural landscape. From the Three Little Pigs to the ancient poetry of Horace, from John Wayne to Macbeth, from the sultry moves of Madonna to the theories of Sigmund Freud, the stories about the greatest of detectives link to just about any subject or situation.

In Pursuing Sherlock Holmes, Bill Mason uncovers seething sex in The Hound of the Baskervilles, observes Professor Moriarty through the eyes of Generation X, reveals a hidden “formula of death,” explains the mystic effect of colors on the mind of Sherlock Holmes, exposes Conan Doyle’s “theft” of the plot of Dracula, resurrects ten compelling characters from their graves, and visits the mind of Sherlock Holmes to find his true thoughts about romantic love. This collection of innovative essays, stories and even poetry approaches Sherlock Holmes from a thoroughly unique perspective that combines humor with literature and classic tales with familiar aspects of modern culture.


About the Author

Bill Mason has been an enthusiastic Sherlockian since he was 13, when his mother gave him a copy of the Whitman’s Classics edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. He is the founder and president of The Fresh Rashers of Nashville, a breakfast-oriented Sherlockian society, and he is a member of The Nashville Scholars of the Three-Pipe Problem. He has spent a career in public service as a top level staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the White House and the Tennessee State Capitol and now lives in Greenbrier, Tennessee.