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I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

Oct 15, 2021

“a small but select library” [GLOR] 

After covering the Shaw 100 in a previous episode and wondering what the future of Sherlockian libraries and collections might look like, we could think of no better guest to interview than Rebecca Romney, BSI ("That Gap on the Second Shelf").

You may remember her from a...


Sep 30, 2021

“I’ll show you a grim little bit of evidence” [RETI] 

Paul Churchill, BSI (“Corot”) delighted in recreating evidence boxes for each Sherlock Holmes story. After his death in 2008, Deborah Clark became their steward.

Regular attendees of Watson's Tin Box see evidence boxes at every monthly meeting, but we...


Sep 15, 2021

“a ramble through the Ragged Shaw” [PRIO] 

As the curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries, Tim Johnson has seen just about everything. Almost as much as John Bennett Shaw saw.

When he was putting on his conferences and chatting with the various attendees, Shaw noticed...


Aug 30, 2021

“And why not Norwood?” [NORW] 

Before there was Jeremy Brett, there was Anthony Edward Brett. Like the modern-day television actor, he played Sherlock Holmes in over 40 films.

But you know him as Eille Norwood.

Most of his Sherlock Holmes films from the 1920s remain hidden from the public, so when the British Film...


Aug 15, 2021

“all gossip upon the matter” [BERY] 

If there is one name that is synonymous with the Sherlockian hobby, it is Peter Blau, BSI, 2s. ("Black Peter"). And if there is one publication that is eagerly anticipated every month, it is his longstanding newsletter "Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press."

As "Cartwright" of...