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Elementary Dear Watson

sherlock_holmes.jpgI don't think Sherlock Holmes actually ever says that. I can't say that unequivocally because I haven't read all the Sherlock Homes stories but I have read two so far. Why? Because as I mentioned in A Love/Hate Relationship - My Kindle, you can download classic books to your Kindle for free. I downloaded the first two, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four and read them over the last few weeks, and I have to say while no "Elementary Dear Watson" has been uttered, I have enjoyed them both, much more than I thought I would.

If you're a fan of the mystery genre, it really isn't too old school to go back to the some of the originals - if you have a Kindle (or a good local library) and can read them for free - why not!

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Have you seen the new BBC series set in present-day London? There were 3 movie-length productions aired last month. They're really fun!

The supposed phrase is "Elementary, MY dear Watson," and indeed, it doesn't appear in any Conan Doyle books, according to the Wikipedia article "List of misquotations." It is said in a 1929 movie.

I have read more than half of the Sherlock Holmes stories recently (I have read more than half of one novel before realizing I've already read it some while back *blush*) and I haven't encountered the classic phrase. The stories are excellent and can't wait to get my Kindle to enjoy them (and other stories)!

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