The Game’s Afoot

Arthur Conan Doyle first created the character of Sherlock Holmes in 1887. Today the detective is the subject of the mental_floss Lunchtime Quiz. Can you match eight Sherlock Holmes story titles to their plot lines? I couldn't.

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The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans was interesting both in that it centered around secret submarine plans and Sherlock's even-smarter brother Mycroft Holmes figured int he plot. It would have been a good one on this list.

Or how about any of the stories in the last series of stories, "The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes". The Casebook (1927) didn't come into the public domain (in teh US anyhow) until a couple of years ago, so the stories tend to be lesser known. They are also a little wackier [SPOILER ALERT!] including a story about a guy turning into a monkey from taking a drug derived from monkeys and another apart (seemingly anyhow) a vampire. Happy reading!
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3 out of 8. I have never read them but I used to watch them religiously with my mom when I was a kid. I will always remember the Edward Gory animation at the opening of PBS Mystery!
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