My 11 year old son has an opportunity to take a literature class that will be reading Sherlock Holmes books. I remember reading somewhere that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was into the occult and I was wondering if anyone knew if this was reflected in any of the Sherlock Holmes books. Unfortunately, I don’t have a list of the books they will be reading. I don’t want my son reading books about the occult (weegee boards, calling on the dead, etc.), so any information you can provide me with would be greatly appreciated.
I’ve read all of the Sherlock Holmes stories. If I recall correctly, every mystery has a factual explanation that can be logically deduced. I remember a handful of cases involved a villainous character using trickery to produce a seemingly supernatural cause as a cover for the crime he is trying to get away with, but Holmes always discovers the true explanation for what is going on.