Mystery’s Mystery

Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Father Brown...These are not the men I’d first approach at a cocktail party. At least that’s what I used to think. And yet, I love a story that begins with chilling horror, often the loss of human life, followed by a clue chase in the morbid, tragic, or haunting variety, ending with an accusation guilt. Why? I ask myself, does this have…


The Humanity of Sherlock Holmes, Part 1

I, like many around the world, have fallen under Sherlock's enchantment. Specifically Sherlock as portrayed in the BBC’s Sherlock, which has finished its second season. Ahem, this post will not dwell on the high cheekbones of Benedict Cumberbatch, just FYI.  I'll leave that to Irene Adler. The mystery I want to unlock: What makes Sherlock so compelling?  I've narrowed it down to a few possible causes.…


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