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I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

Sep 30, 2023

“The table was set out ready for me, and Mr. Duncan” [REDH] 


The wonder and magic of the Sherlock Holmes stories is that they were set, for their contemporary audience, in a city and its surroundings that were very familiar and very real.

Alistair Duncan set out to capture that in his book Close to Holmes,...

Sep 15, 2023

“For three hours we strolled about together” [RESI] 


As we continue our look at some of the early Baker Street Irregulars associated with The Baker Street Journal (we began with its publisher Ben Abramson in Episode 269), we turn to Christopher Morley.

Morley was the right man at the right time with the...

Aug 30, 2023

“put the papers on the sundial” [FIVE] 


David Marcum is still at it. When we last left this prolific author and editor, he was 28 volumes into The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories. Now, he is approaching the 40th volume and has edited over 1,000 Sherlock Holmes pastiches.

His own stories — now at 113...

Aug 15, 2023

“read twelve hours a day at the annals of crime” [VALL] 


We all come to Sherlock Holmes in our own way. And Olivia Rutigliano is the first on this program to discover the detective in one particular fashion.

We won't spoil it (you have to listen to find out), but suffice it to say it was enough to propel her...

Jul 30, 2023

“my strange old book-collector” [EMPT] 

Ben Abramson with Vincent Starrett at a signing event for ‘Books Alive’ Circa 1940. Location Unknown / Photographer Unknown (Source: A Road of Intangible Inclinations)

There are some Sherlockians we wish we could have interviewed for this program —...