a.k.a. Joseph Dierkes, Sherlock Peoria's correspondent in the mystic East

"I recognized him at once as Stanley Hopkins, a young police inspector, for whose future Holmes had high hopes, while he in turn professed the admiration and respect of a pupil for the scientific methods of the famous amateur."

-- John H. Watson,
"The Adventure of Black Peter"

2008 Columns

January 13 -- The Adventure of the Missing Sock

February 10 -- Sherlockian Cooking

March 9 -- The Peerage

April 20 -- Is "The Game" Played Out?

June 1 -- What About Watson? (Part One)

June 29 -- What About Watson? (Part Two)

July 27 -- What About Watson? (Part Three)

September 28 -- What About Watson? (Part Four)

November 9 -- Farewell, Old Friend!

December 12 -- Canonical Christmas Gifts

 

2007 Columns

January 14 -- Giant Rats

January 28 - The Annual Mycroft

February 11 -- Thoughts on Mrs. Hudson

February 25 - A Sherlockian Scrapbook

March 11 -- ACD and Spiritualism

March 25-- More on ACD

April 8 -- ACD and Houdini

April 22 -- "London Fog"

May 6 -- That Brazen Cylinder

May 20 - - Don't Fear the Reaper (Part One)

June 3 -- Don't Fear the Reaper (Part Two)

June 17 -- Don't Fear the Reaper (Part Three)

July 1 -- Why I'll Never Make the BSI

July 15 -- Spreadsheet Sherlockiana

July 29 -- The Granada Film Series (Part 1)

August 12 -- The Granada Film Series (Part 2)

August 26 -- The Granada Film Series (Part 3)

September 9 -- The Granada Film Series (Part 4)

September 23 -- The Granada Film Series (Part 5)

October 7 -- The Granada Film Series (Part 6)

October 21 -- The Granada Film Series (Part 7)

November 4 -- The Granada Film Series (Part 8)

November 18 -- The Granada Film Series (Part 9)

December 2 -- The Granada Film Series (Part 10)

December 16 -- British Honours (Part 1)

December 30 -- British Honours (Part 2)

 

2006 Columns

January 1 -- An Overhaul for my Hansom

January 15 - He Is Everywhere

January 29 - And Now . . . the Envelope, Please!

February 12 - Good Old Abbreviations

February 26 - But Seriously Folks . . .

March 12 - Klinger's Annotated

March 26 - Canonical Currency

April 9 - The Three Gables

April 23 - Sibling Rivalry, Ambition, and Mycroft Holmes

May 7 - Golf and Watson's Literary Agent

May 21 - A Three Pencil Problem

June 4 - A Sherlockian Resume

June 18 - A Trifling Monograph

July 2 - The Canon Versus the Bible

July 16 - The Holmes and Watson Scoreboard

July 30 - The Dent in the Trunk

August 13 -- Sherlock in the Movies

August 27 - Old Faces, New Places (or Vice Versa)

September 10 - Holmes and Sexuality

September 24 - Ghost Writers?

October 8 - Watson's Bull Pup

October 22 - The Character of Holmes -- Part 1

November 5 - The Character of Holmes -- Part 2 - Killing the "Killer"

November 19 - The Character of Holmes -- Part 3 - Holmes-Style Justice

December 3 - The Character of Holmes -- Part 4 -- Holmes and Love

December 17 - The Character of Holmes -- Part 5 - Holmes and Spirituality

December 31 - The Character of Holmes -- Part 6 - Holmes and Humility

2005 Columns

The Many Facets
of Sherlock Holmes

January 2 -- Part 3: The Grand Game
January 16 -- Part 4: The Life of a Servant

January 30 - Recreating the Baker Street Rooms

The Many Facets
of Sherlock Holmes
February 13 - Part 5: More Tools for the Toolbox

February 27 - Evidence Boxes

The Many Facets
of Sherlock Holmes
March 13
- Part 6a: Electronic Sherlockiana
March 27 - Part 6b: Electronic Sherlockiana
April 10 - Part 7: Sherlockian Collections
April 24 - Part 8: Scion Societies

The Scion Societies
May 8 - The Epilogues of Sherlock Holmes
May 22 - Watson's Tin Box of Ellicott City
June 5 - The Denizens of the Bar of Gold)
June 19 - Sons of the Copper Beechess
July 3 - The Red Circle of Washington
July 17 - Mrs. Hudson's Cliffdwellers
July 31 - The Scandalous Bohemians

The Many Facets
of Sherlock Holmes
August 14 - Part 9: Sherlockian Travelling

August 28 - Part 10A: Sherlockian Scholarship

September 11 - Part 10B: Sherlockian Scholarship

September 25 - Christopher Morley

October 9 - An Afternoon at the Dobry's

October 23 - Ignorance is Bliss

November 6 - Sherlock of Mayberry

November 20 - A Saturday With Sherlock Holmes

The Many Facets
of Sherlock Holmes

December 4 - Part 11A: Sherlockian Geography

December 18 - Part 11B: Sherlockian Geography

2004 Columns

The Many Facets
of Sherlock Holmes

December 5 - Part 1: How I Got Started

December 19 - Part 2: Canonical Tools

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The
"Just the Facts"
Canonical
Database

Now in Version 10.1!

Ever just want to take a single look and be able to view the entire Canon, spread out like a valley below? To be able to see all the villains lined up, along with the dates the cases took place, the distances Holmes travelled, the amounts he was paid . . .

Well, if you have Microsoft Excel 97 or higher, now Joseph Dierkes ("Inspector Hopkins") is giving you your chance. He's done all the hard work for you, and you can see the results with a simple click of a link.

The "Just the Facts" database is completely the product of Joseph Dierkes -- e-mail address in the database, or upon request from mailbox@sherlockpeoria.net -- who might be able to offer a little help if you run into problems with it.

So here's the link that will download it to your computer and start it up: The "Just the Facts" Canonical Database (Warning: The Canonical Database is a very large spreadsheet, and may take a few minutes to load when you open it.)