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I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

Jul 16, 2024

“quick insight into character” [BERY]  


As Americans, it is always a joy to meet an Englishman, and doubly so if he portrays Sherlock Holmes. Luke Barton has done that not only on stage but in audiobooks as well.

Our conversation with Luke explores how he has prepared for his many appearances as Holmes on...

Jun 30, 2024

“remarkably rich tenor voice” [VALL]  


Following the feedback we got from our previous Legends of the BSJ episode on Edgar W. Smith, we thought we'd continue with another. This time, it's James Montgomery, BSI ("The Red Circle"), who was a frequent correspondent with Smith.

Montgomery played an important...

Jun 15, 2024

“we turned our faces westward” [SIXN]  


While Sherlock Holmes is a perennial British subject, his influence in and by America cannot be denied. Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes were admirers of the United States, and A West Wind, a recent BSI Press book, delves into that relationship. 

Co-editors Ray Betzner,...

Jun 14, 2024

 “seventeen years of age” [SIGN]

Mycroft Holmes spoke for all of us in "The Greek Interpreter" when he greeted Dr. Watson with the fateful line:

“I hear of Sherlock everywhere since you became his chronicler.”

And yes, in our minds, we'll always hear that line in the voice of the inimitable Charles Gray in...

May 31, 2024

“do but get into the clutches” [BOSC]  


We've held off a bit on the traditional interview with the editor of the BSI Manuscript Series this season — not for any lack of interest, but simply for scheduling reasons — but we hope it's worth the wait.

Steve Doyle, BSI ("The Western Morning News") is...