Investigating Sherlock

An essential companion to the hit BBC show

He’s been depicted as a serious thinker, a master of deduction, a hopeless addict, a bare-knuckle fighter. His companion is a bumbler, a sympathetic equal, someone helpless in the face of his friend’s social inadequacies. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson remain the most-adapted fictional characters of all time. In 2010, when Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman stepped into the roles, they managed to meld many previous incarnations into two glorious performances. Over Sherlock’s first three seasons, the Emmy-winning series has brought new life to stories almost 130 years old and, with its Holmes and Watson for the 21st century, created a worldwide fandom unlike any other.

Investigating Sherlock, written by bestselling author Nikki Stafford, examines each episode through in-depth and fun analysis, exploring the character development and cataloguing every subtle reference to the original stories. With biographies of Cumberbatch and Freeman, as well as Arthur Conan Doyle, Investigating Sherlock is the ultimate guide to the great detective.

Table des matières

Table des matières
Cover 1
Copyright 5
Table of Contents 8
"Everything Changed in 90 Minutes": The Genesis of Sherlock 10
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH: How a Mimic Became a Star 24
MARTIN FREEMAN: Not Just Another Nice Guy 34
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE: The Father of Sherlock Holmes 42
SHERLOCK Episode Guide 52
SEASON ONE (2010) Dr. Watson, Meet Mr. Holmes 54
1.1 A STUDY IN PINK 57
1.2 THE BLIND BANKER 76
1.3 THE GREAT GAME 94
SEASON TWO (2012) Love, Fear, and Death 114
2.1 A SCANDAL IN BELGRAVIA 116
2.2 THE HOUNDS OF BASKERVILLE 135
2.3 THE REICHENBACH FALL 149
SEASON THREE (2014) The Evolution of the Mind Palace 170
3.1 THE EMPTY HEARSE 174
3.2 THE SIGN OF THREE 193
3.3 HIS LAST VOW 209
SOURCES 230
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 236
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 240
ALSO BY NIKKI STAFFORD 241