Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mystery Trivia Tuesday: Your Favorite Holmes

I've recently added a new life goal to my list: accumulate as few possessions as possible. But I couldn't resist purchasing the Benedict Cumberbatch BBC Holmes series. I just watched A Study in Pink and loved it. Two weeks ago, I went to the real movies and saw Robert Downey, Jr. in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and loved it, too. It's no surprise to say, I used to lay in wait for the Granada TV series with Jeremy Brett as Holmes. So, that got me to thinking. Who is my favorite Holmes, and what is it about this guy that has captured so much of my attention, be it on TV or feature film, or in a book?
All of you Holmes fans are probably thinking, "silly question."
So, I'm curious. Who is your favorite Holmes? 
A.  Benedict Cumberbatch
B.  Robert Downey, Jr.
C.  Jeremy Brett
D.  Basil Rathbone
E.  John Barrymore
F.  Christopher Lee
G.  Peter Cushing
H.  William Gillette
I.  Roger Moore
K.  Christopher Plummer
L.  Other
And tell me why, if you can?

My book, The Sherlock Holmes Triviography and Quiz Book, has been updated and will be reissued this April, along with The Alfred Hitchcock Triviography and Quiz Book and What's Your Agatha Christie I.Q? (new title, The Agatha Christie Triviography and Quiz Book.) Stay tuned. 


  1. Christopher Plummer. Hands down :)

  2. Yep; Plummer was great in Murder by Decree.

  3. Jeremy Brett, without a doubt! :)

    Actually, I had a conversation with another Sherlockian recently and she said that she "imprinted" on Jeremy Brett. Meaning, that he was the first Sherlock Holmes she saw after she read the stories, and thus became the image of the character in her mind forever. I really liked the term, and I wonder if other people have that same experience.

  4. You're right; imprinting is an excellent word. I sort of agree with that Sherlockian. Although, Brett was the first, he is the one who comes to mind for me the most.