Quiz: Which Secondary Sherlock Holmes Character Are You?

Sarah S. Davis

Staff Writer

Sarah S. Davis holds a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master's of Library Science from Clarion University, and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Sarah has also written for Electric Literature, Kirkus Reviews, Audible, Psych Central, and more. Sarah is the founder of Broke By Books blog and runs a tarot reading business, Divination Vibration. Twitter: @missbookgoddess Instagram: @Sarahbookgoddess

To celebrate the birthday of Arthur Conan Doyle, we’re writing about all things Sherlockian/ACD today. This Sherlock Holmes character quiz is sponsored by The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.

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At a gala party thrown by her parents, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed. Again. She’s been murdered hundreds of times, and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden’s only escape is to solve Evelyn Hardcastle’s murder. However nothing and no one are quite what they seem.

Sherlock Holmes is memorable not only for the consulting detective himself, but also the cast of secondary characters who push his buttons, cheer him up, or support him through thick and thin. Without this greater cast of characters, there would be no comic relief, no romantic tension, and no fun. When I was a kid, Piglet was my favorite of all Winnie the Pooh’s friends. Once, I went to the Disney store in the mall and asked if they had any Piglet merchandise. I was told that he was “just a minor character,” so there wasn’t much stuff just for Piglet. Since then, it’s left an appreciation in my mind for so-called “minor” or secondary characters, and the Sherlock Holmes canon is filled with personalities that give the stories and their adaptations a more complete universe at Baker Street and beyond.

Which recurring secondary Sherlock Holmes character are you?  And, since Dr. John Watson is definitely a lead, this quiz does not include him as an option. Take the secondary Sherlock Holmes character quiz to find out!