One interesting Sherlockian item I recently picked up from the local library is a book by Martin Fido entitled The World of Sherlock Holmes. It's a nicely illustrated hardcover book that is going to make a neat addition to my Sherlockian library. There's no earth shattering new research in the book or anything like that, but it has a decent amount of basic info about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his famous character, and it's all presented quite nicely. I found it pretty cheap on Amazon.com, so it should be on its way soon!
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.