One thing that’s always been of interest to me, though: “There is nothing new under the sun. It has all been done before” I think Holmes was either quoting Ecclesiastes 1:9 “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” or Shakespeare Sonnet 59: http://www.shakespeare-online.com/sonnets/59detail.html (this is one reason why I think he fibbed to Watson about his literature knowledge)
"My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know." BLUE
I finished The Napoleon of Crime today and really enjoyed it. For anyone that’s interested in the biography of a master criminal, it’s worth a definite read. The author discusses at length Adam Worth’s influence on Moriarty, he also claims that Baron Gruner was based off of the master criminal, which I found to be a bit of a stretch.