Friday, June 22, 2012



We know that Dr. John Watson is the author of the stories about Sherlock Holmes - at least in Toobworld. We have seen Holmes and Watson discuss them often enough in the Jeremy Brett series.

When we met Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the first of his appearances in 'The Murdoch Mysteries", he talked about the changes he would make to "The Hound Of The Baskervilles". This doesn't mean that he wrote the stories, however. Rather, it means he was Dr. Watson's editor. As such, he'd always be on the lookout for ways to give the stories the kind of jolt that would bring in more readers. Changing the setting of the Baskervilles climax from a cliff to the bogs on the moor would be more harrowing. (Never mind that he stole the idea from Inspector Brackenreid....)

And we know that TV characters read those stories. Proof of that comes up in a case once investigated by Jessica Fletcher, as seen in an episode of 'Murder, She Wrote'. Mrs. Fletcher later wrote up the story as "To The Last Will I Grapple With Thee".

When Michael O'Connor's body was found with a bullet to the head, but no gun to be found, the solution would eventually have been evident to anyone who remembered the details in Dr. Watson's recounting of "The Problem Of Thor Bridge". Mrs. Fletcher just happened to reach the solution first.


I guess these pictures give it away, but you really should read Dr. Watson's story as well.......

Oh, all right. If you must, you can watch the video of it instead....

Presented in memory of Richard Lynch, who played Michael O'Connor. This was one of my favorite of his Toobworld roles......


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