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Sherlock Holmes : The Maple Leaf Murder @ Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano – Review

Patrick Chavis 

Sherlock Holmes is without a doubt the most famous detective in recognized detective fiction. Sherlock is an archetype of the brilliant but eccentric crime-solver. I say archetype because he’s been copied over as  different book characters to literal adaptions, to shows, and re-imaginings (see House).  In Sherlock Holmes and the Maple Leaf Killer, we find ourselves watching maybe the most Un-Sherlock Sherlock Holmes story imaginable–partly because the man is rarely there. This is actually the story of Sherlock’s protégés (not Watson) Oscar Dove and Busby. Can they solve the crime? Will the brave detectives survive? Or will the dangerously cold Canadian climate be too much for our heroes? Continue Reading

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