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I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

Jul 30, 2020

“one would like to know the reason for such elaborate deception.” [MISS] 

In the west end of London, an apparently crazed individual is on the loose, breaking into art galleries and private homes to slash valuable paintings of women. Enter Joanna Blalock and the Watsons, protagonists in the latest in the Daughter of...

Jul 15, 2020

“the little man was much more favourable to me” [REDH] 

In their 86-year history the Baker Street Irregulars have had six leaders. Of them, Julian Wolff, BSI ("The Red-Headed League) seems to have been the least likely.
As Malvolio says in Twelfth Night, "Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have...

Jun 30, 2020

“enterprise and originality” [COPP] 

When Steve and Sharon Emecz founded MX Publishing, it had a very different purpose than it does today. And while most Sherlockians know the outfit for its many pastiches (particularly through the MX Collection edited by David Marcum), there's much more going on here than one...

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...

May 30, 2020

“Have you heard nothing of doings hereabouts?” [VALL] 

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a complex man. We know him mostly for his Sherlock Holmes stories, but he was so much more.

His interest in spiritualism began far before his son's death, for example. And his storytelling abilities span historical and legal topics, as...