It's that time of the year again - when a young man's fancy turns to Sherlock Holmes-related holiday gifts. Or for that matter, a young woman's as well.
This year, thanks to a new movie and television show, not to mention one of the best Sherlock Holmes reference books around, you should have no problem finding appropriate gifts for the Sherlock Holmes fan in your life. For example, you might find:
- A Sherlock Holmes action figure
- Or perhaps a Star Trek Lt. Commander Data as Sherlock Holmes is more your style.
- For the clever, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle might do.
- Or The Sherlock Holmes Handpainted Chess Set for the more strategic mind.
- Those inclined to play computer video games might prefer these: Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, or Sherlock Holmes versus Arsene Lupin.
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And as if that's not enough, The Baker Street Irregulars are running a holiday special as well. If you pop on over to the Baker Street Journal site, where you'll find an offer on the Deal Table section: 25% off of one of the classic titles from the Baker Street Irregulars International Series: Scandinavia and Sherlock Holmes. This book translates the best Holmesian writings of Denmark, Sweden and Norway into English, with essays from the 1950s to the present day. Edited by Bjarne Nielsen, longtime Baker Street Irregular and President of The Sherlock Holmes Klubben i Danmark. Regularly priced at $39.95, you can have it for $29.95 plus shipping. Please click through for full information.
And finally, we'd like to leave you with this Sherlockian version of the Perry Como classic "Home for the Holidays." We creatively call it "Holmes for the Holidays."
Oh there's no one like
Holmes for the holidays
'Cause no matter how far away you roam,
When you pine for the genius
Of deductive grace
For the holidays you can't beat
Holmes sweet Holmes.
I met a man who lived in Baker Street
And he was headin' for Baskerville Hall
To track a ghostly hound.
From Baskerville Hall folks are travelin’ down
To chases on the moor.
While Grimpen is prolific, gee
The howling is terrific.
Oh there's no one like Holmes
For the holidays, ‘cause no matter
How far away you roam
If you want
To be happy in a million ways
For the holidays, you can’t beat
Holmes, sweet Holmes.
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