Yes I know that Holmes never actually used that word: it was only Basil Rathbone…. but I love the idea of this basically hyper-observant man… yup thtat’s what it is…. and after watching the new Hollywood version… which I thoroughly enjoyed… almost as much as the UK Granada series with Jeremy Brett, I started reading the COMPLETE stories (again) but hadn’t realised that The Study in Scarlet is HIGHLY critical of the Mormon church and it’s ‘methods’ ……….

PS just went onto IMDB to look at Jeremy Brett, and his words about his wife and her death are really touching……….


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  1. Hmm I’m now a little confused. Currently re-reading The Complete SH and he does use the word ‘Elementary’ in ‘The Crooked Man’ so maybe it was the phrase, ‘Elementary, my dear Watson.’ that doesn’t occur – I’ve not come across it as yet in the first 800 pages!

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