Every once in awhile, I stumble upon a "discovery" that combines a couple of my main interests: in this case, Sherlock Holmes and Shakespeare. I don't know why I hadn't heard of this story before, but Vincent Starrett once wrote a fun little pastiche of a Sherlock Holmes story entitled "The Adventure of the Unique Hamlet," in which Holmes is hired to help solve the theft of a unique quarto edition of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. The story, which was originally published in 1920, was reportedly considered by Ellery Queen to be one of the greatest pastiches of Holmes ever written. I just read it, and found it to be quite entertaining. Simply click on the title of the story above to read it online!
(I shall also share this same post on my Shakespeare blog, entitled Willy Wigglestick.)
I'm a stay-at-home dad, and Director of Music Ministries at a United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet, TN. And a longtime fan of Sherlock Holmes.