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Book Review: Travels with Tintin

ATHENS, N.Y., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The book at a glance: "Tintin, The Complete Companion" by Michael Farr. Published by Last Gasp, $29.95, 205 pages.
PETER ROFF, United Press International

'The Game's Afoot, Doyle!'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The body of a freshly murdered man is found inside an ancient Egyptian mummy. A murderous fiend stalks the gas-lit streets, seeking to document scientific proof
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

People

SIGNATURE OF TED WILLIAMS UNDER SCRUTINY
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Appreciation: Rumpole, farewell!

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Rumpole of the Bailey is dead. Except, of course, he is not. He will live forever. He and Leo McKern, the great British-Australian actor who brought him to life
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Sleuthing for Shakespeare by computer

In 1995, Vassar Shakespeare scholar Donald Foster made an electrifying announcement. Using new, computer-aided analysis, he conclusively identified a dreary, pi
WARD E. Y. ELLIOTT and ROBERT J. VALENZA

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2002 with 223 to follow.
By United Press International

Commentary: Bloomberg's 100 Days

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- The term, "100 Days" was first applied to Napoleon's brief second period in power which ended at Waterloo, and later to FDR's first three months, with its whirl
JAMES B. CHAPIN, UPI National Political Analyst

Pneumonia kills Hollywood director Wilder

, March 29 (UPI) -- Billy Wilder, Oscar-winning director and screen writer, died of pneumonia Thursday at 95.

Billy Wilder dead at 95

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 28 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning director Billy Wilder died Wednesday night of pneumonia at his home in Beverly Hills, according to Variety. He was 95.

Actor-composer Dudley Moore dies at 66

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- Actor-composer Dudley Moore died Wednesday at his home in New Jersey, a spokeswoman in Los Angeles said. He was 66.

Thinking About Life: Biographies

CAMBRIDGE, England, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Biographies and autobiographies, as everyone knows, are written accounts of individual lives. Usually the subjects are human beings though some non-human animal
JENNY TEICHMAN

Of Human Interest: News-lite

I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Interview of the week: Chris Columbus

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Acclaimed filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Sam Mendes gave director Chris Columbus conflicting advice just before he began working on his latest blockbuster, "Ha
KAREN BUTLER

People

MAGICAL POTTER MOVIE SETS RECEIPTS RECORD
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Hollywood P.I.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- By most standards, America has contributed relatively few genuine and positive cultural innovations to the world. Jazz is certainly one noteworthy accomplishmen
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst
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American actor Robert Downey Jr. attends the world premiere of "Sherlock Holmes" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on December 14, 2009. UPI/Rune Hellestad
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Sherlock Holmes ( /ˈʃɜrlɒk ˈhoʊmz/) is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based "consulting detective", Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to take almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases.

Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. The first story, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887 and the second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two novels published in serial form appeared between then and 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914.

All but four stories are narrated by Holmes's friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson; two are narrated by Holmes himself ("The Blanched Soldier" and "The Lion's Mane") and two others are written in the third person ("The Mazarin Stone" and "His Last Bow"). In two stories ("The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Gloria Scott"), Holmes tells Watson the main story from his memories, while Watson becomes the narrator of the frame story. The first and fourth novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Valley of Fear, each include a long interval of omniscient narration recounting events unknown both to Holmes and to Watson.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sherlock Holmes."
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