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Sherlock Holmes: The Greatest Detective Who Never Was (WL)

January 26 @ 2:00 pm


For more than 130 years, Sherlock Holmes has held a place in the imaginations of people around the world as the most famous detective to ever look through a magnifying glass. He has transcended the written page and become an iconic figure on stage, radio, movies, and television. Which leads to the question: Was Sherlock Holmes real or a work of fiction? Come journey through the fog-filled streets of Victorian London as we attempt to solve the mystery behind the master detective’s fame.

Ray Betzner is a retired higher education communications leader and former daily newspaper reporter. He has been reading the Sherlock Holmes stories since he was a child, and in 1987 was inducted into the international Sherlock Holmes literary society, The Baker Street Irregulars. He teaches a course on Sherlock Holmes for the College of William and Mary OSHER Institute and helps lead the local Holmes group, The DoG Street Irregulars.


Williamsburg Library
515 Scotland St
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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