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The Death and Life of Sherlock Holmes

or "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Holmes' Hiatus but Conan Doyle Died Before You Could Ask"

by Grace Best-Page


Copyright Nancy Best 2007

Revised 2012

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Dedication


Dedicated to the memory and inspiration of Jeremy Brett, whose interpretation of Sherlock Holmes is to me the definitive version. He has rightly been called "the thinking man's Holmes," and I would add, the thinking woman's. With the greatest respect, coupled with a humbleness derived from a little fear, awe, and trembling, I held the picture of Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes in my head as I wrote, and I trust that as he looks over my shoulder from above at my literary effort, he is chuckling and taking this effort for how it is meant – a tribute to the world's greatest detective and the man who, after Conan Doyle, brought him most to life.

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