The well-trod phrase “Elementary, my dear Watson” is as closely associated with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories as the deerstalker cap and the calabash pipe. But if you take a closer look at the details of Doyle’s famous detective as initially written, you might find a few surprises.
From Lestat to Edward, vampires have intrigued us all the way back to tales of Dracula and his origins. But which of those origins could be true? Where did the idea of a bloodsucker biting necks come from?