Episode 87: Otto Penzler

"with the big book under my arm" [STOC]

 

 

 

If you've been with us for a while, you'll have heard about Otto Penzler, BSI ("The King of Bohemia") before. He was our guest on Episode 17 when we talked about book collecting.

 

Otto is back with us to talk about the genesis of The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest anthology of stories about Sherlock Holmes to date, as well as the rest of his enterprises. We learn about what goes into selecting (and discarding) stories that make up the nine Big Book anthologies under the Vintage Crime/Black Lizard label from Random House.

 

As if Otto's considerable and copious editing doesn't keep him busy enough, the additional Otto Penzler Enterprises include the Mysterious Press and the Mysterious Bookshop. From a dozen books a year via the Press, an epublishing platform, and proprietary publishing just for the bookstore. What impressed is that that Otto's business acumen, timing and good fortune tend to converge across his enterprises, making him quite successful at what he does — despite any misgivings about his memory.

 

Otto manages to survive our "Mental Exaltations" quiz program, which he plays on behalf of a lucky listener, who will go home with a copy of The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes.

 

 

We know we're mediocre at telling you about supporting us via Patreon. Make sure you listen to the end of the show for someone who knows what he's talking about.

 

A special thank you to Mary Miller and Christian Mongaard for your continued extraordinary support!

 

Sponsors

This episode includes our two longtime sponsors that deserve your attention:

 

The Wessex Press, featuring Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle and The Bookman, and The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues - now accepting 2016 subscriptions.

 

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Notes:

1:46 Welcome and Happy New Year

5:12 The Return of Otto

5:42 Otto has a flashback

8:00 The beginning of the Big Book Series

10:58 Approaching the task of compiling a Big Book

22:55 Why wait so long before doing a Sherlock Holmes Big Book?

27:45 The Mysterious Press

29:08 MysteriousPress.com e-publishing platform

31:40 A brief interlude, with thanks to John Rabe

40:15 Proprietary publishing - books only available in The Mysterious Bookshop

48:00 Everybody comes to Otto's — The Mysterious Bookshop

52:04 Doing business in the shadow of the World Trade Center in NYC

58:21 What Otto is collecting these days

1:06:12 Sign up for Otto's email newsletter

1:09:30 Mental Exaltation

1:15:21 Old haunts in the city that influenced book buying habits

 

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Episode 86: Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue

"an extraordinarily astute couple" [VALL] 

 

Anyone who has been following Sherlock Holmes on television and in popular culture over the last five years or so should be familiar with the names Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue. Steven is showrunner, writer and producer for Sherlock and Doctor Who, and Sue is a producer of a number of programs, including Doctor Who and Sherlock, as well as of numerous British television comedies.

 

Steven and Sue met at the Edinburgh Television Festival in 1996 and joined Hartswood Films, where Steven wrote a comedy based on their budding relationship, which became Coupling. And it is their coupling on Sherlock that we speak with them.

 

On January 1, 2016, the world premiere of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride happens on BBC One and PBS. This is the first time the show has aired on the same day in both countries, and the excitement is palpable. The setting is London in 1895 and the trailers have shown a dark and mysterious atmosphere.

 

We take the time to discuss the making of show with Steven and Sue, as well as surprises, challenges and delights along the way. We ask the question everyone has been dying to know: how much longer will Sherlock go on? And we get an answer! We also learn a surprising fact about Sue (!) and get some great send-off advice from Steven, with much great information in between.

 

We have a dual feature for this episode's Gas-Lamp: an actual Editor's Gas-Lamp from Vol. 11, No. 4 (1961) called "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Sherlock Holmes" by Julian Wolff. And Jay Finley Christ's classic poem "The Old Tin Box."

 

We know we're mediocre at telling you about supporting us via Patreon. Make sure you listen to the end of the show for someone who knows what he's talking about.

 

A special thank you to Mary Miller and Christian Mongaard for your extraordinary support!

 

Sponsors

This episode includes our two longtime sponsors that deserve your attention:

 

The Wessex Press, featuring Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle and The Bookman, and The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

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Notes:

1:46 Welcome and hear what Scott got Burt for the holidays

3:05 One item worth mentioning from the Gift Guide

8:00 Our Facebook hack

9:56 Listener mail

11:01 Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue introduction

12:32 Welcome Steven and Sue

16:00 Some surprising information about Sue

19:50 What sent them back to 19th century London?

24:45 How much longer Sherlock will go on

26:47 Other stories that might be the subject for future episodes

30:25 One message for Sherlockians from Steven Moffat

32:56 You won't want to miss this

38:47 Post-interview chat, Twitter chat during Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

46:41 The Editor's Gas-Lamp

1:04:28 Getting in touch

1:06:18 Scott and Burt get a little help

 

 

 

 

 

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Episode 85: Nicholas Meyer

 

"its neat morroco case" [SIGN]

Those Sherlockians who came to the hobby from the 1970s onward will be familiar with the name Nicholas Meyer, BSI ("A Fine Moroccan Case"). His book The Seven Per-Cent Solution became a runaway hit in 1974 and 1975, eventually becoming a movie for which Meyer himself wrote the screenplay. The 2015 Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual Together Again for the First Time, which celebrates the four decades since the book and film appeared.

 

A master storytelling, Nick Meyer brings us behind the scenes of becoming a Sherlockian at the tender age of 11, followed closely with his first film, the influence of music, musicals and film in his budding career and how he lost Sherlock Holmes and found him again. We hear all about what it was like to take a manuscript from concept to publication and the challenges of agents, publishers, the Conan Doyle Estate and others along the way. And then the thrill of casting selections and adapting the book for the screen, even though writing for the screen is vastly different than for the printed page.

 

It's rare that a pastiche has as much impact as Meyer's book — or was as popular as the original stories. We explore how his early and rabid consumption of the writings about the Writings (as well as a degree of hubris) allowed him to approximate Doyle's style and be a stickler for details. His craft even granted him an invitation to the BSI dinner in 1975 — but he turned it down (!); and how his opportunity to direct Young Sherlock Holmes dissipated —  you'll find out why when you tune in.

 

Nick was also a great sport and managed to make it through our "Mental Exaltations" quiz relatively unscathed.

 

The Easter egg this time brings you Nick Meyer's secret on how wearing a tie led to an acting role for him. But which film?

 

 

Join the ranks of others and become a regular supporter our show through Patreon. You choose the amount you feel comfortable with.

 

 

A master storytelling, Nick Meyer brings us behind the scenes of becoming a Sherlockian at the tender age of 11, followed closely with his first film, the influence of music, musicals and film in his budding career and how he lost Sherlock Holmes and found him again. We hear all about what it was like to take a manuscript from concept to publication and the challenges of agents, publishers, the Conan Doyle Estate and others along the way. And then the thrill of casting selections and adapting the book for the screen, even though writing for the screen is vastly different than for the printed page.

 

It's rare that a pastiche has as much impact as Meyer's book — or was as popular as the original stories. We explore how his early and rabid consumption of the writings about the Writings (as well as a degree of hubris) allowed him to approximate Doyle's style and be a stickler for details. His craft even granted him an invitation to the BSI dinner in 1975 — but he turned it down (!); and how his opportunity to direct Young Sherlock Holmes dissipated —  you'll find out why when you tune in.

 

Nick was also a great sport and managed to make it through our "Mental Exaltations" quiz relatively unscathed.

 

The Easter egg this time brings you Nick Meyer's secret on how wearing a tie led to an acting role for him. But which film?

 

Join the ranks of others and become a regular supporter our show through Patreon. You choose the amount you feel comfortable with.

 

A special thank you to Mary Miller and Christian Mongaard for your extraordinary support!

 

 

Notes:

1:44 Welcome, friends!

4:08 Thank you

6:11 Introduction to Nicholas Meyer

10:01 Nicholas Meyer, BSI ("A Fine Moroccan Case") joins us

42:20 An important interlude

48:49 Whatever happened to Sally?

57:07 The Conan Doyle Estate again

1:03:35 The BSI Dinner invitation arrives - but with conditions

1:12:30 From page to screen

1:44:56 "Mental Exaltation"

1:50:15 Wrap up

1:53:50 A change in our status

 

 

 

 

 

Many more links, articles and images are available in our Flipboard and Scoop.it sites at ihose.co/flipsherlock and ihose.co/scoopsherlock, as well as on the The Sherlock Holmes Community on Google+ (now over 2,800 members), as well as through our accounts on FacebookTwitter and Tumblr.

 

 

Please subscribe to us on iTunesSoundcloudStitcher or Spreaker and be kind enough to leave a rating or review for the show. And please tell a friend about us, in any fashion you feel comfortable.

 

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This episode includes our two longtime sponsors that deserve your attention:

 

Wessex Press (check out ) and The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

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Episode 84: Our Favorite Sherlockian Things

As the holiday shopping season nears, we thought it was a great time to create a shopping guide for the Sherlock Holmes fan in your life.

 

If you're into Sherlock Holmes in any way, it's likely that you have a wish list. Whether it's an early edition of the stories, a complete collection of Arthur Wontner films, a Sherlock Holmes chess set, or something else.

 

We recently asked your assistance in creating the ultimate Sherlockian gift guide, and you responded in force. We took those suggestions and ran with them, and created a show to highlight some of the many things for the Sherlock Holmes fanatic in your life, whether it's you or a loved one.

 

Of course, we cover the latest Sherlock Holmes news and enjoy a little banter to boot. We also mention a contest — leave us a review on iTunes and show us the proof (screenshot or similar) — and we'll enter you for a chance to win a 1950s-era Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual.

 

Listen closely and you may hear who our next interview guest is. And remain on the lookout for our regular Easter Egg feature.

 

As a reminder, consider supporting our show through Patreon, for as little as $1 per episode.

And thank you to Mary Miller and Christian Mongaard for your extraordinary support!

 

We've been enjoying your photos and plan to post a number of them soon, so if you want to be part of this effort, please purchase as many of of our 221B or 1895 oval stickers as you like and then send us a picture of where you've put it.

 

Notes:

1:35 Hello

3:45 Just the two of us

7:07 iTunes review and contest

8:26 The Sherlock Holmes News

21:21 Our holiday gift recommendations, powered by our readers and listeners, beginning with books.

41:50 Recommended DVDs

47:15 Ephemera: physical objects

59:56 What Burt and Scott want

1:07:02 Wrapping up

 

 

 

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This episode includes our two longtime sponsors that deserve your attention:

 

Wessex Press (check out ) and The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

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Episode 83: Art in the Blood

"the sister of Vernet, the French artist" [GREE]

 

 

Did you ever have a chance to talk with someone with whom you immediately felt a connection? That's exactly how Bonnie MacBird impressed us when we chatted with her about her new book Art in the Blood in this latest interview episode of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere.

 

From her most amazing experience on her recent book tour to her first meeting with Sherlock Holmes (at a remarkable age!), to how she found her inspiration for the novel, Bonnie shares her very considered and unique perspective on the immortal detective. Listen in to hear about an artist's temperament and how it affects the craft, including her other mediums, and how she intended to bring Sherlock Holmes to her readers through her own personal Sherlockian inspirations.

 

Our Gas Lamp is inspired by a comment from Nick Martorelli and is taken from The Baker Street Journal Vol. 6, No. 3 (1956), in which Edgar Smith wrote "On Canonicity."

 

Listen closely and you may hear who our next interview guest is. And remain on the lookout for our regular Easter Egg feature.

 

 

As a reminder, consider supporting our show through Patreon, for as little as $1 per episode.

 

 

And thank you to Mary Miller and Christian Mongaard for your extraordinary support!

 

We've been enjoying your photos and plan to post a number of them soon, so if you want to be part of this effort, please purchase as many of of our 221B or 1895 oval stickers as you like and then send us a picture of where you've put it.

 

Notes:

1:33 Hi!

2:32 Revisiting the new show format

3:30 An introduction to Bonnie MacBird

4:37 Beginning our conversation with Bonnie

6:00 Bonnie's favorite moment from the tour

26:35 An important message

37:01 Bonnie's annotations and artwork

46.02 What it means to be a "professional enthusiast"

49:30 Bonnie's next signing at Stanford

51:25 The Editor's Gas Lamp

58:15 A sincere thank you

 

 

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This episode includes our two longtime sponsors that deserve your attention:

 

Wessex Press (check out the Dreams of Future Past: The Science Fiction Worlds of Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells) and The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

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Episode 82: The Sincerest Form of Flattery

"Holmes was accessible upon the side of flattery" [REDC]

 

We all know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Sherlock Holmes is no stranger to either, and with a growing database that includes some tens of thousands of work, it's easy to think that Sherlock Holmes is probably the most imitated literary character in history.

 

We take the time in this show to explore some of the motivations behind pastiches — as well as the cliched ingredients in so many pastiches (Mrs. Hudson, Mycroft Holmes, Professor Moriarty, cocaine, the Baker Street Irregulars, Jack the Ripper, real historical figures, etc.) and what makes them work — or in many cases, not.

 

But more than that, we announce a new format to I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere episodes. Beginning with Episode 82, we're going to be splitting the show into two episodes per month. One show will be a featured interview and Gas-Lamp, while the other will be a show with the news, the quiz, and commentary related to the interview show that it precedes. In this case, our pastiche commentary is a prelude to one of the most exciting and anticipated pastiches of the year, Bonnie Macbird's Art in the Blood.

 

This is our first show with a musical guest, and we're pleased to introduce Jessica Lisette to the Sherlockian world. She performs her new hit single "Elementary," which makes its debut today. You can see her video embedded below.

 

Our "Mental Exaltation" quiz, so adeptly written by Nick Martorelli, challenges listener Jenn Zuko to win a copy of Bonnie Macbird's Art in the Blood. Will she manage to pull it off?

 

As a reminder, consider supporting our show through Patreon, for as little as $1 per episode.

 

 

 

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Notes:

3:36 How to find our past episodes: the ihose DOT co code.

4:50 Supporting the show — just like Mary Miller

7:00 Announcing the new IHOSE format

10:02 The Sherlock Holmes news

21:45 The Pope makes news while in the United States

24:21 Jessica Lisette joins us to sing "Elementary"

38:30 Our sponsors — including the latest Sherlock Holmes brand ad

43:40 Commentary: pastiches

55:41 Mental Exaltation

1:02:22 Wrap up comments

 

And as usual, you might want to be sure you pay attention for a special Easter egg somewhere in the show...

 

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Many more links, articles and images are available in our Flipboard and Scoop.it sites at ihose.co/flipsherlock and ihose.co/scoopsherlock, as well as on the The Sherlock Holmes Community on Google+ (now over 2,800 members), as well as through our accounts on FacebookTwitter and Tumblr.

 

 

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Wessex Press (check out the Murder in the Vatican: the Church Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes)

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Episode 81: Mycroft Holmes

"Some of my most interesting cases have come to me in this way through Mycroft." [GREE]

If asked, who would you say is the biggest Sherlock Holmes fan? Prior to January 2015, we would not have said Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But when he made a surprise appearance at the 2015 BSI Dinner and we had a chance to speak with him we discovered it was in fact he.

 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse have written a new book called Mycroft Holmes, due out next week. We won't give too much away, but it chronicles the early career of Sherlock Holmes's older brother, at the age of 23. You'll find the classic Oxford-Cambridge boat race, the grimy streets of London, cigars, a sea voyage and much more. It's a very interesting, insightful and surprising look into what went into the beginnings of this mystical figure from the original Sherlock Holmes stories.

 

We've got a couple of listener comments to share before getting to "Mental Exaltation," in which we welcome a listener to the show to play.

 

And please be sure to check out our Patreon, which means you can become a regular supporter of our show. 

 

 

 

We close out with an original Editor's Gas-Lamp, "The Softer Holmes" from Vol. 7, No. 1 of the Baker Street Journal, which reflects on the softer Mycroft we find in Abdul-Jabbar's book.

 

 

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Notes:

1:30 Introductory remarks and witty banter

3:30 News (check out our new high-tech news theme music!)

21:45 Ray Jessel performs at the 2010 BSI Dinner

35:40 Interview with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse

1:21:02 Sponsors - including one you shouldn't miss

1:26:45 Announcing our Patreon effort

1:29:05 Listener comments

1:32:21 Our quiz show "Mental Exaltation"

1:41:47 The Editor's Gas-Lamp

1:46:27 Final comments

 

And as usual, you might want to be sure you pay attention for a special Easter egg somewhere in the show...

 

 

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This episode includes two sponsors that deserve your attention:

 

Wessex Press (check out the new Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers Volume 1)

The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

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Episode 80: The Great Detective

"this exhibition of the great detective" [VALL]

 

If you were tasked with writing about the significance of Sherlock Holmes in popular culture, how would you go about it? After all, it's been a topic of numerous books throughout the years and we're currently awash in Sherlock Holmes books, shows, websites and the rest.

 

Journalist Zach Dundas took a very unconventional approach with his book The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes. It's a combination travelogue, memoir and cultural biography that brings us through the Sherlock Holmes chronologically. Zach joins us to talk about the writing process and the Sherlock Holmes bug that bit him so many years ago. Along the way, you might even encounter a familiar name or two.

 

We examine the dual nature of Arthur Conan Doyle and the striking differences - and similarities - between him and his unfortunate father, Charles Altamont Doyle. But more than that, we discuss the enigmatic nature of the legendary author and examine his increasing fervor over Spiritualism. All of this and the growing fascination with Sherlock Holmes by increasingly larger numbers of people.

 

We of course have our usual roundup of Sherlock Holmes news, from Laura Linney professing her early love of Sherlock Holmes to battles of copyright ,and debates among Sherlockians. That plus our usual set of sponsors (including one very special one) and the Mental Exaltation quiz round out the show.

 

If you do purchase one of our 221B or 1895 stickers, please send us a picture of where you've put it.

 

Notes:

1:30 Introductory remarks and witty banter

3:30 IHOSE goes to New York

8:15 Check out the special way to contact us

9:45 News and commentary

20:26 Sponsors - including one you shouldn't miss

26:20 Interview with Zach Dundas

1:19:53 Mental Exaltation quiz show

1:25:25 Final comments

And you might want to be sure you pay attention for a special Easter egg somewhere in the show...

"Giving you a run for your money"

 

 

Many more links, articles and images are available in our Flipboard and Scoop.it sites at ihose.co/flipsherlock and ihose.co/scoopsherlock, as well as on the The Sherlock Holmes Community on Google+ (over 2,700 members), as well as through our accounts on FacebookTwitter and Tumblr.

 

 

Please subscribe to us on iTunesSoundcloudStitcher or Spreaker and be kind enough to leave a rating or review for the show. And please tell a friend about us, in any fashion you feel comfortable.

 

Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email (comment AT ihearofsherlock DOT com), call us at (774) 221-READ (7323).

 

Sponsors

This episode includes two sponsors that deserve your attention:

 

Wessex Press (check out the new Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers Volume 1)

The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

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Episode 79: Collectors' Corner - Glen Miranker

Glen Miranker, BSI, 2s ("The Origin of Tree Worship") is one of the foremost Sherlockian and Doylean collectors in the world. To see his collection in person would send chills up even the most austere Sherlockian's spine.

 

We asked Glen to join us, not solely because of the depth and breadth of his Sherlockian collection, but because he has many personal stories that effectively illustrate what it means to be a collector. From his first real collectible book to the individuals who mentored him along the way, Glen learned a great deal and is more than willing to share his passion with the world.

 

From Sherlockian giants like Dan Posnansky, Marv Epstein and Bliss Austin, we hear of Glen's encounters with them and what they passed along to him. We literally step into Glen's library on a tour (audio-only, although we do have a few photos of what lies within), including some original Conan Doyle letters and even trench warfare magazines - just the tip of the iceberg of his collection. 

 

 

 

We also have a roundup of Sherlock Holmes news, from events to the summer feature Mr. Holmes, to a fascinating set of infographics from The Guardian, as well as some listener comments. That plus our usual set of sponsors (and one very special one) round out the show.

 

This time around the Gas-Lamp is a poem from another San Francisco Sherlockian on the auspicious evening of March 31, 1944. And you just might want to pay attention, lest you miss an Easter egg.

 

 

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Episode 78: Legal and Leisure Ramblings

The 15th of every month brings a new episode, and our latest is chock full of Sherlockian nuggets. There's a legal case afoot, in case you haven't heard. We cover the latest broadside from the Conan Doyle Estate, Ltd. - the #FreeMrHolmes saga - and discuss the movie starring Sir Ian McKellen. We ponder Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's epitaph if written under the present clouds of the estate's business dealings.

 

We also take a moment to pause and reflect on the screening of the William Gillette 1916 film, our 1,000th post and the Scintillation of Scions event. It's been a busy month!

 

Burt takes us on an audio journey to Roslyn in the Hoboken-Free State to celebrate the 125th birthday of Christopher Morley, founder of the Baker Street Irregulars. There we hear from Morley scholar and Baker Street Journal editor Steven Rothman, BSI ("The Valley of Fear") and Terry Hunt, BSI ("The Something Hunt"), as well as two grandchildren of Morley. 

 

Mental Exaltation

Another installment of our successful quiz program, written by IHOSE quizmaster Nick Martorelli, is all about the legal profession in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Sandy Kozinn joined us from New Jersey to play - listen to hear how she did.

 

 

We welcome a guest reader for this episode's Gas-Lamp reading: Ray Betzner. Ray gave a touching talk at the BSI Dinner in January and an encore presentation at the Sons of the Copper Beeches in April. It is titled "A Case of Identity: Sigerson's Choice" and it is remarkable.

 

Finally, we conclude with some listener comments, including a very surprising duo.

 

 

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Wessex Press (check out the new Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers Volume 1)

The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

We welcome mystery writer Dan Andriacco. His upcoming novel Rogues Gallery is the latest in the Sebastian McCabe - Jeff Cody Series. Learn more on Dan’s blog Baker Street Beat at DanAndriacco.com.

 

 

We're also pleased to recognize Joseph Vega, William Simpson, Bob Byrne, Peter Lawrence, James O'Leary and Mary Miller for their generous support. If you would like to help support I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere, you can click here or on the "Donate" button in the upper portion of the site.

 

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