Issue 5 of Sherlock Holmes Magazine is now available. See below for full details.

Issue 5 - Summer 2021

Issue 5 of Sherlock Holmes Magazine contains a huge array of articles about your favourite detective. Here is what you can expect:


  • Holmes & Who: Philip Bates takes a look at the many times the worlds of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who have collided

  • The real-life Irregulars: The extraordinary true stories of the street boys of Victorian London who were the inspiration for the Baker Street Irregulars

  • Illustrating A Study in Scarlet: We look at some of the many artists, including Conan Doyle's father, who illustrated the very first Holmes adventure

  • Adventures in audio: We go behind the scenes of the making of the latest Big Finish Holmes audio drama, with stars Nicholas Briggs and Richard Earl, along with director Ken Bentley and writer Jonathan Barnes

  • You're Sherlock Holmes, wear the damn hat!: We take a look at the phenomenon of the deerstalker and how it has been portrayed down the decades

  • Inside Gillette Castle: Take a look behind the battlements of the remarkable home of Sherlock Holmes actor William Gillette

  • Did Holmes write The Book of Life? Bruce Harris has the answers

  • Sherlockian Scribblings: David Stuart Davies investigates some strange Sherlocks from film and television

  • Beyond Bell: Daniel L Friedman and Eugene B Friedman probe the influences of a second Edinburgh doctor on the writings of Conan Doyle

  • The Irregulars: The stars of the new Netflix drama discuss their controversial take on the world's most famous detective duo

  • Magic of Manga: Johanna Draper Carlson looks at some of the English-language manga comics featuring characters from Sherlock Holmes stories

  • An irregular journey: Dave Neale reveals how he created the brand new board game Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective – The Baker Street Irregulars

  • Sherlock in Urkraine: Mykola Savchuck explains the huge popularity of Holmes in his home country

  • Plus: All your favourite regulars, including books, news, and a Holmesian crossword.