Holmes and Watson parents guide

Holmes and Watson Parent Guide

The world's most brilliant detective matches wits with the dastardly villain...and the Queen.

Release date December 21, 2018

World's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson, are charged with protecting Queen Victoria from the murderous plots of arch-villain Moriarty. This Sherlock Holmes, played by Will Ferrell, might not be the Holmes you remember...

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Any fan of Sherlock Holmes stories should read The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Dolye. The original stories can’t be beat for anyone who relishes a good mystery.

What if Sherlock Holmes had been a woman named Charlotte Holmes? Sherry Thomas tells a compelling story in A Study in Scarlet Women.

Teen readers will also be intrigued by Brittany Cavallaro’s A Study in Charlotte, first in the Charlotte Holmes series. Unrelated to Sherry Thomas’s books, these novels relate the adventures of two teens descended from the original Holmes and Watson.

What about Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes’ arch-nemesis? Readers who want to learn more about this diabolical villain can settle into Anthony Horowitz’s Moriarty.

Author Laurie R King imagines a young apprentice to the retired detective. The first novel in the series, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice: or, On the Segregation of the Queen introduces Holmes (and us) to Mary Russell, a 15 year old with a rare intellect and impressive deductive powers.

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Holmes and Watson is directed by Etan Cohen and stars Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes.

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