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I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

Sep 30, 2019

“being out of the ordinary” [LADY] 

Since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first began the tradition in 1927, Sherlockians worldwide have debated which are the "best" Sherlock Holmes stories. There have been polls, surveys and lists. Articles, books, and debates. The core list is usually consistent, with a few variables along...


Sep 15, 2019

“it would be a great pleasure” [SIGN] 

Acclaimed biographer Christopher Sandford joins us to discuss his book The Man Who Would Be Sherlock: The Real-Life Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle.

But this isn't a biography. As Sandford explained, there was a perpetual itch that Conan Doyle had to scratch, and his...


Aug 30, 2019

“furnished lodgings close to a library” [3STU] 

When you have a world-class collection, it makes sense for a world-class institution to house it. And not just any such institution (as there are many), but one that can meet the needs of the depositor.

In this case, we're talking about the BSI Archives and the...


Aug 15, 2019

“he was not the man that they had known” [CREE] 

Christopher Sequeira is a familiar name among those who enjoy speculative fiction. That's the intersection of horror, fantasy, science fiction, and super hero. And that's where his connection with Sherlock Holmes resides as well. Where did Chris first get inspired in...


Jul 30, 2019

“Male costume is nothing new to me” [SCAN] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It isn't every day you run into someone who crashed an invitation-only event 45 years ago. When you add to the mix that the event was all-male and the interloper was a female—well, now we have the beginning of a good story.

 

For years it remained a mystery,...