“He can locate him, I guess” [VALL]
There is only one thing that could be better than visiting all the locations in England mentioned in the Sherlock Holmes canon:
A guide to all the locations in England mentioned in the Sherlock Holmes Canon.
That's exactly what Paul Thomas Miller and Belanger Books are giving us in a new Kickstarter.
Miller is the author of Watson Does Not Lie, Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes in Portsmouth and Southsea, and No Holmes Barred) takes you on a tour of the locations in England mentioned in every single one of Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes stories.
Through Mr. Miller’s witty and fun storytelling style, readers learn of specific locations from the Canon as well as walks centered around specific stories.
Whether you are an armchair traveler or like to go to locations yourself, this is a book for every fan of Sherlock Holmes. Some highlights:
- The walk for "The Blue Carbuncle" covers the gem’s entire journey from the Countess of Morcar’s room at The Hotel Cosmopolitan to 221B Baker Street
- The locations for The Hound of the Baskervilles include Dr. Mortimer’s house, Baskerville Hall, and The Grimpen Mire, all with specific GPS coordinates
- The locations of Jabez Wilson’s shop and the offices of the infamous Red-Headed League
- The addresses in Surrey where "The Speckled Band" took place
- The locations of The Diogenes Club, Mycroft Holmes’s lodgings, the actual 221B Baker Street, and Watson’s home
- And many, many, more
With over 500 pages of text and more than 100 photographs of locations, this is a book every fan of Sherlock Holmes needs in their collection.
Whether or not there's a trip to England in your future, this book ought to be on your shelf. Don't miss the Kickstarter, which is open through August 8, 2023.
Rewards include the book in PDF, ePub, paperback, and hardcover formats. Check it out and see what will work for you.
We'd be remiss if we didn't mention the episode of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere when we spoke with Paul: Watson Does Not Lie / Doyle's Rotary Coffin.