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I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

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...

Jul 30, 2021

“I have all the facts in my journal” [STUD] 

For our 221st episode, we had to make it as deeply Sherlockian as we could. What better topic than The Baker Street Journal, the first (ir)regular publication about Sherlock Holmes scholarship?

First published in 1946, the BSJ is a stalwart in the Sherlockian community,...

Jul 15, 2021

“Interesting, though elementary” [HOUN] 

Rob Nunn found the Sherlockian world not long ago, and since then, our impression of him is one not too far from the name of our show: "We hear of Rob Nunn everywhere."

From winning the coveted Beacon Award from the Beacon Society in recognition of his work in the classroom...