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Sherlock Holmes's South/Central American stories

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I'm considering a way to re-imagine Sherlock Holmes, but in a South or Central American setting...

Obviously the easy story would be the one with the bad guy getting chased by a huge dog and falling foul of the Grimpen Maya.

I'm in condition today...

not_morrison_rm, Jan 14 2014


       Well, he would get a massive reduction in his charlie bills...to be honest, I just wrote it for the pun at the end.   

       Anyway, he'd be buggered unless he could know all the different colours of mud, and one continent has a lot of variety of mud.
not_morrison_rm, Jan 14 2014

       Presumably the first story in the series would become "A Scandal In Bolivia" …   

       He'd still need his deerstalker hat and Ulster cape to keep him warm, as it's well known that the very southernmost parts of the continent are Chile …
8th of 7, Jan 14 2014

       Wah, waah, waah.   

       Damn, why didn't I think of that one...   

       Avert the gaze of children, I'm going to bun myself without shame..   

       Right, "His Last Bolas: Some Later Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes"..not really working, I'm all punned out.
not_morrison_rm, Jan 14 2014

       Remembers being severely put out that Tess of the d'Urbervilles featured scant Holmes and Watson, especially after the Hound of the Baskervilles had proven so enjoyable.
Zeuxis, Jan 14 2014

       You should have bought the Reader's Digest version - Best of the d'Urbervilles.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 14 2014

       You should have bought the camper-van guide, Best of the Dormobiles*...   

       *One of me grandad's jokes..
not_morrison_rm, Jan 14 2014

       Or the book on extreme forelimb technique for tall athletes, 'Hand of the Basketballs'
8th of 7, Jan 14 2014

       Or the well-known meat preserving cookery book for hard-of-hearing Germans: "Hun deaf herbs cure veal"
hippo, Jan 14 2014

not_morrison_rm, Jan 14 2014

       If this were televised 24/7 you would always know watson.
pocmloc, Jan 14 2014

       I think Penelope Cruz would make a great Watson...
4whom, Jan 14 2014

       With Tom Cruz as a rather short Sherlock ?
8th of 7, Jan 14 2014

       With Tom Cruise as Harry Pendel...
4whom, Jan 14 2014

       Cruella of the DeVilles, however, went straight to the dogs.
RayfordSteele, Jan 14 2014

       Different laws. Holmes logic is less valued.   

       Guilty until proved innocent, Not Innocent til proved guilty. Criminals think different.   

       "I might as well take this shovel since I am going to be blamed for it anyway. If I leave it here and someone else takes it then, I am out shovel, the price of a new shovel, and a day or two in jail. Best to take it and give it back. Wish the boss wouldn't leave his stuff lying around."
popbottle, Jan 14 2014


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