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.