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I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

Dec 30, 2021

“put forward with such a quiet air of mastery” [STOC] 

As regular readers and listeners know, Michael F. Whelan, BSI ("Wiggins") passed away in October of 2021. His contribution to the Sherlockian game was more than any one person could adequately describe.

To honor his memory, we gathered a number of Baker...

Dec 15, 2021

“it is better to learn wisdom late than never to learn it at all” [TWIS]

The game—of life—is afoot! In our endless pursuit of happiness, is it possible that we have overlooked some crucial clue? Sherlock Holmes says "Yes."

As Glenn Dakin kept reading the Sherlock Holmes stories, he discovered more wisdom buried...

Nov 30, 2021

“draw inferences from our observations” [CARD] 

Lyndsay Faye, BSI ("Kitty Winter") has a knack for capturing the voice of John H. Watson in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. But in her latest Sherlock Holmes book, she treats us to more than just one voice.

Observations by Gaslight: Stories from the World...

Nov 15, 2021

“those sacred writings, drawn in Egyptian letters” [STUD] 

If there is one author to whom we owe the rise in popularity of Sherlock Holmes in the mid-1970s, it is Nicholas Meyer, BSI ("A Fine Morocco Case"). It was his novel The Seven Per-Cent Solution (which spent 40 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List)...

Oct 30, 2021

“there were several objects in the room which called for special attention” [BLAC] 

Collecting must be in the air: following our last episode with Rebecca Romney talking about Sherlockian collecting, we have with us the legendary Sherlockian collector Glen Miranker, BSI ("The Origin of Tree Worship"), who is...