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I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

Jun 15, 2020

“Do you feel a creeping, shrinking sensation” [CHAS] 

Holmes and Watson turn to burglary in "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton," seeking to thwart the designs of "the worst man in London." The story holds a unique place in the Canon for its distinctive villain and the Great Detective's "strong natural turn" for criminal enterprise, as well as the host of thorny ethical questions raised by his actions.

There's so much to pick apart from this, one of the shortest in the Sherlock Holmes canon. So when Constantine Rossakis, BSI ("St. Bartholomew's Hospital") and Daniel Stashower ("Thurston") took on the job of editing The Worst Man in London, the latest in the BSI Press Manuscript Series, it was an embarrassment of riches.
We talked to them about finding an editorial voice and the history of the manuscript, feelings when holding original Conan Doyle materials, the Frederic Dorr Steele and Sidney Paget illustrations, and more.

Don't miss the latest Canonical Couplet, as we give you an opportunity to raid the vaults of IHOSE. This time, we have a complete set of Baker Street Journals from 2019 (including the Christmas Annual, if you missed it!) Answers are due by 11:59 pm EDT on June 14, 2020. The prize will be a copy of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.


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