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I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

Apr 15, 2019

“a Norwegian named Sigerson” [EMPT] 

Every three years, the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota host a conference. It's been their practice since 1995, and they've had some well-attended and well-regarded programs in that time.


Julie McKuras, BSI ("The Duchess of Devonshire") and Gary Thaden are co-chairs of the...

Mar 30, 2019

“give me a true account of all that happened” [ABBE] 

We're fairly comfortable in taking Dr. Watson at his word. That is, we trust that what Watson tells us is the true eyewitness account of his time with Sherlock Holmes.

But what if that wasn't the case? What if Watson's writings were actually a set of highly...

Mar 15, 2019

“clad in a rude sailor dress with a pea-jacket,” [SIGN] 

The town of Chester, Illinois contains a few interesting items. One is the Chester Baskerville Society. Another is the Popeye and Friends Character Trail. And the common bond between both of them is Mike McClure, BSI ("Stimson & Co."), a member of the Baker...

Feb 28, 2019

“an event of extreme importance” [SIGN] 

What do two energetic and passionate Sherlock Holmes fans do when they're sparked by a new Sherlock Holmes manifestation? Why, they establish a major event!

That's exactly what Heather Holloway and Crystal Noll did, after discovering they each enjoyed Sherlock Holmes, albeit...

Feb 15, 2019

"tucked like an umbrella underneath his arm" [BLAC]

The BSI Press is busy again this year, adding another volume to the Manuscript Series. In this instance, the book is Deadly Harpoon, the manuscript of "The Adventure of Black Peter," with associated articles.


We spoke with the editor of this volume, Glen Miranker,...