sherlock holmesSherlock Holmes is the most frequently portrayed character in movie history. Any Sherlock Holmes fan will be interested in the new movie, either hating it or loving it. The stories do refer to Holmes' study of fencing and martial arts, so the action in the new film does seem warranted. I for one will be rereading some of my favorite stories so that I will be ready for the movie. If you want to read a few of the stories, there are 56 in all. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the first story collection, followed by The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. There are four novels, and you could start with A Study in Scarlet. If you've read these before, they're worth rereading. If you're new to the mysteries, you'll see why they have enduring appeal! (Drawing courtesy of the Nashville Scholars of the Three Pipe Problem)