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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Sherlock Holmes

Holmes is generally depicted in various media as wearing a deerstalker hat. However, this was not the invention of Conan Doyle, but of the artist who originally illustrated the stories. What was his name?

Sidney Paget.

In "The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter", Holmes states that his grandmother was the sister of a famous French painter. Which painter?

Horace Vernet

In "The Adventure Of The Final Problem" Holmes' and Watson's journey go to a small town in Switzerland Switzerland from where they fatefully decide to take a walk which will include a visit to Reichenbach Falls, a local natural wonder. Which town?

Meiringen

Which was the first Holmes story set after his supposed death at the Reichenbach Falls, which involves Holmes's explanation of how he escaped?

The Adventure of the Empty House

Which Sherlock Holmes adventure features the use of a poison called Radix pedis diaboli which was brought all the way from Africa?

The Adventure of the Devil's Foot

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