Sunday, 2 March 2014

The Adventure of Connecting-- Chp. 6-10 A Study in Scarlet (Week 4)

by Claire

So! This week we finish Part I of A Study in Scarlet and start Part II. The end of the first Part was exciting, we catch the killer (Jefferson Hope) and make Gregson and Lestrade look like fools! 

Now, onwards to the connections! First, I would like to point out that Wiggins, the "dirty street urchin", IS in BBC Sherlock!, though he is a lot older, and not a street urchin, but a drug addict. 
Source: http://i.imgur.com/ccXxyfG.gif
Nevertheless, he is Sherlock's protege, similar to how in the books, he was Holmes' eyes and ears around the city. :)

Now, commence Part II! We begin in the desert of Sierra Blanco--which, unfortunately for us, does not exists. Google said so:
Click to make it bigger......I made this pic from a screencap, so as far as citing sources, um, I cite myself, with help from google. 
After Lucy and John Ferrier are rescued, we meet the Mormons. I need not remind you of our LDS/Brigham Young Homework assigned by Legg last semester (yay. insert enthusiasm here). From that, you should know all about our friend Brigham Young and the exile out of Illinois, etc.

We leave off with poor Lucy distraught because Jefferson is gone and Mr. Young said she had to marry one of the prominent Mormon boys. Click this link to know alllllll there is to know about Mormon dating and whatnot, in case you are ever in that position. :) They are pretty strict as far as dating, modesty, and marriage go. Very similar to how it is portrayed in A Study in Scarlet.

Enjoy the rain!


  1. First of all, Yay! Gregson and Lestrade look like fools, that's always fun.
    Next, I do like how accurate the book is to what the Mormons believe, at least what i know about what they believe. It's always nice when an author actually knows what they are talking about.

  2. I'm honestly agog that the BBC Adaptation made Sherlock's name... well, not Sherlock. It was William Sherlock Scott Holmes (Billy at some point, presumably- he was into pirates after all), which worries me. Anyways. I'm always upset at how poorly Doyle treated the police- they're not all idiots! -Katie