History Literature / AStudyInEmerald

27th Jan '17 6:08:10 AM DoctorNemesis
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* RightUnderTheirNoses: The letter at the end declares that the killer and his accomplice are going on the run, causing InspectorLestrade and his men to start stopping all trains and boats leaving the country. The detective, for his part, suspects that the two are ''actually'' going to hide in a notorious crime-ridden area merely a few streets away where the police won't bother to look. Because, if the roles were reversed, that's what he'd do.
27th Jan '17 5:50:20 AM DoctorNemesis
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* SerialNumbersFiledOff (InUniverse): The plays they see concerning the mistaken identity between identical twins and the girl who sells violets are, respectively, Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheComedyOfErrors'' (with a bit of Wilde's ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingErnest'' mixed in) and ''The Little Match Girl'' by Hans Christian Andersen with a few details changed.

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* SerialNumbersFiledOff (InUniverse): The plays they see concerning the mistaken identity between identical twins and the girl who sells violets are, respectively, Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheComedyOfErrors'' (with a bit of Wilde's ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingErnest'' ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' mixed in) and ''The Little Match Girl'' by Hans Christian Andersen with a few details changed.
27th Jan '17 5:49:09 AM DoctorNemesis
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* SerialNumbersFiledOff (InUniverse): The plays they see concerning the mistaken identity between identical twins and the girl who sells violets are, respectively, Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheComedyOfErrors'' and ''The Little Match Girl'' by Hans Christian Andersen with a few details changed.

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* SerialNumbersFiledOff (InUniverse): The plays they see concerning the mistaken identity between identical twins and the girl who sells violets are, respectively, Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheComedyOfErrors'' (with a bit of Wilde's ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingErnest'' mixed in) and ''The Little Match Girl'' by Hans Christian Andersen with a few details changed.
27th Jan '17 5:46:58 AM DoctorNemesis
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* AllohistoricalAllusion: In addition to the references to the Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft mythos, there are a few nods to actual history. [[spoiler: In particular, the ending hints that at the Russian Revolution has erupted.]]
27th Jan '17 5:32:04 AM DoctorNemesis
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** The detective muses that when a doctor who turns to crime always ranks among both the most brilliant and the most heinous of villains. In the original canon, Sherlock Holmes makes this observation about Dr. Roylott in "The Adventure of the Speckled Band". [[spoiler: In this universe, it's Dr. Watson.]]
27th Jan '17 5:25:54 AM DoctorNemesis
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''A Study in Emerald'' is a HugoAward-winning short story by Creator/NeilGaiman, essentially an IntercontinuityCrossover between ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' and the works of Creator/HPLovecraft. Written in the style of a classic Holmes pastiche, this story, roughly following the plot of the first Holmes novel ''Literature/AStudyInScarlet'', finds a brilliant consulting detective and [[TheWatson his new flatmate]] investigating the gruesome murder of a member of the royal family.

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''A Study in Emerald'' is a HugoAward-winning short story by Creator/NeilGaiman, essentially an IntercontinuityCrossover between ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' and the works of Creator/HPLovecraft. Written in the style of a classic Holmes pastiche, this story, roughly following the plot of the first Holmes novel ''Literature/AStudyInScarlet'', finds a brilliant consulting detective and [[TheWatson his new flatmate]] investigating the gruesome murder of a member of the royal family.
family. A member who is both far more and far less than human...
31st Aug '16 10:10:27 AM DarkStorm
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* SpellMyNameWithABlank

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* SpellMyNameWithABlankSpellMyNameWithABlank: The story is signed [[spoiler: S_______ M____ Major (Ret'd)]]. Plus, the narrator says he's from the "____th Regiment" of the army.
21st May '16 6:54:34 PM Doug86
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** [[Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde "Jekyll's Powders"]] will release the inner you.

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** [[Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde "Jekyll's Powders"]] will release the inner you.
31st Mar '16 4:30:03 AM john_e
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* GrievousHarmWithABody: "The hero beat the priest to death with his own crucifer".
1st Mar '16 10:31:16 AM DarkStarling
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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Queen Victoria. [[UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria Not that one.]] She's called Victoria because [[CurbStompBattle she conquered Europe centuries ago]].

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Queen Victoria. [[UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria Not that one.]] She's called Victoria [[MeaningfulName Victoria]] because [[CurbStompBattle she conquered Europe centuries ago]].
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