In These Mysteries, You're The Star.

Every month, Sherlock will assign you a challenging new mystery.

Each week, you'll receive a letter with new clues.

Can you crack the case?

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How Dear Holmes Works

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Monthly Mysteries

Every month you'll take on a challenging new case from one of Sherlock's clients.

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Real Snail Mail

Three clue letters and one solution letter per mystery, mailed right to your door.

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A Global Competition

Compete for the coveted title of Featured Detective (and a special prize).

"Engaging and well-written."

— Wirecutter/ The New York Times

What Crimes Will You Solve?

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Foil impending heists and figure out the “who” and “how” behind curious disappearances.

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Catch killers, identify phony alibis, and identify the clues that will put them behind bars for good.

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And Much More

Crack secret codes, solve riddles, and use your deductive skills to catch spies, forgers, and swindlers.

Prefer Audiobooks to Print?

As a Dear Holmes member, you’ll have access to the Dear Holmes members-only podcast via a personal RSS feed.

Within a few days of the arrival of each of your letters, check your podcast app of choice and a professionally narrated recording of your latest letter will be there waiting for you.

Want to practice? You’ll also have access to recordings from past Dear Holmes mysteries.

Listen to a sample episode from a past mystery.

Ready To Start Solving?

Your Victorian-era mysteries await.

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