Sherlock Holmes Tarot

The legendary literary detective comes alive in the Sherlock Holmes Tarot. This beautifully themed 79-card deck stays true to the characters, era and stories from the books by Arthur Conan Doyle. The majors are important figures and locations from the books, while the minors each have a scene from a particular story.

Created by John Matthews, Wil Kinghan
Tarot Deck - 79 Cards - Connections 2014
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Sherlock Holmes Tarot review by Danusha V. Goska

I am not a "Sherlockian." As a kid, I watched the Basil Rathbone / Nigel Bruce movies on TV, and also the 1971 film "They Might be Giants," which I adore. I've read two Sherlock Holmes stories, which I liked, but not well enough to want to read more. I am not a fan of the Victorian Era. So, I can't offer a cognoscente's review. If the deck contains some violation of the Holmes universe or Victoriana, it slipped right past me, and given that I'm not religious about Holmes or the Victorian Era, I don't care. I am a fan of tarot and I can say that this is a respectable tarot deck.

Wil Kinghan's images are aesthetically pleasing and unusual. His technique is ink line work and digital painting, with photographs of friends used as models.

This technique results in images that are ... read more reviews.

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More About These Cards

Name: Sherlock Holmes Tarot
Creators: John Matthews, Wil Kinghan
Publisher: Connections 2014
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 79
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes Without Suit Symbols
Suits: Observation (Swords), Evidence (Wands), Analysis (Cups), Deduction (Pentacles)
Court Cards: Baker Street Irregular (Page), Peeler (Knight), Lady (Queen), Inspector (King)
Major Titles: 0 - Inspector Lestrade, 1 - The Great Detective, 2 - Irene Adler, 3 - The Queen-Empress, 4 - The Prince-Consort, 5 - The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, 6 - Mr and Mrs J.H. Watson, 7 - The Hansom Cab, 8- Dr John H. Watson, 9 - Mycroft Holmes, 10 - Bradshaw's Directory, 11 - The Courts of Justice, 12 - The Crooked Man, 13 - The Gallows, 14 - Mrs Hudson, 15 - Professor Moriarty, 16 - Reichenbach Falls, 17 - The Blue Carbuncle, 18 - The Hound of the Baskervilles, 19 - The Magnifying Lens, 20 - The Final Problem, 21 - The London Times

Card Size: 2.95 x 4.72 in. = 7.50cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Plain golden backs with '221b' mirrored in a central plaque.

Companion Material: A 160-page companion book by John Matthews and Wil Kinghan is packaged with the cards.

Extra Info: The 79th card is a wild card similar to the Happy Squirrel, titled 'The Giant Rat of Sumatra'.

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