9-21-13: The Science of Sherlock Holmes: Jan Burke and Leslie Klinger

BIO: Leslie Klinger is a Holmes expert of the first order. His THE NEW ANNOTATED SHERLOCK HOLMES is one of the most highly regarded studies of Holmes and his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  What influenced Holmes's scientific and investigative methods?  And what influence has Holmes had on forensic science and criminal investigation?



Leslie S. Klinger http://lesliesklinger.com

Flyer for Leslie S. Klinger's one-day seminar at UCLA on 10/26/13, "Sherlock Holmes and His World"  http://lesliesklinger.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Sherlock-Holmes-Flyer-10-26-2013.pdf

Free Sherlock! Holmes Belongs to the World http://free-sherlock.com

The Baker Street Journal http://www.bakerstreetjournal.com

The Sherlock Holmes Society of London http://www.sherlock-holmes.org.uk

I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere http://www.ihearofsherlock.com

The Baker Street Babes http://bakerstreetbabes.com

Sherlockian.net http://www.sherlockian.net

Timelines of Forensic Science History (please note that most have gigantic gaps in them)




History of the Bow Street Runners http://www.learnhistory.org.uk/cpp/bow.htm

History of the Metropolitan Police: http://content.met.police.uk/Site/history

National Library of Medicine's "Visible Proofs" exhibit on history of forensic medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/visibleproofs

History of Use of Fingerprints in Identification http://onin.com/fp/fphistory.html

Profile of Eugene-Francois Vidocq http://jimfisher.edinboro.edu/forensics/vidocq.html

Vidocq Society Website http://www.vidocq.org

Examples of Bertillion Cards and other info on this system http://www.nleomf.org/museum/news/newsletters/online-insider/november-2011/bertillon-system-criminal-identification.html

Bertillion Biography http://www.nlm.nih.gov/visibleproofs/galleries/biographies/bertillon.html

Contemporary article on Bertillion by renowned journalist Ida Tarbell: http://chnm.gmu.edu/courses/magic/plot/bertillon.html

Article about the New York State Police's Bertillion Bureau : http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/ojis/history/bert_ny.htm

Biography of Juan Vucetich, pioneer in systematic use of fingerprints for forensic purposes: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/visibleproofs/galleries/biographies/vucetich.html

Article on Edmund Locard: http://science.howstuffworks.com/locards-exchange-principle1.htm

Mark Twain's 1883 Life on the Mississippi http://www.gutenberg.org/files/245/245-h/245-h.htm

1895 Interview with Mark Twain on Fingerprints: http://www.twainquotes.com/interviews/FingerprintInterview.html

Mark Twain and Fingerprints: http://janburke.blogspot.com/2013/09/mark-twain-and-fingerprints-part-1.html


The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, vol 1-3 edited by Leslie S. Klinger

The First English Detectives: Bow Streeet Runners and the Policing of London, 1750-1840 by J.M. Beattie

The Science of Sherlock Holmes by E.J. Wagner

The Scientific Sherlock Holmes by James F. O'Brien

The Century of the Detective by Jürgen Thorwald

The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science by Douglas Starr

© Douglas Lyle 2015