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I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

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...

May 16, 2024

“I wanted to speak with Mr. Smith” [SIGN]  


This is the third in our series on Legends of the Baker Street Journal; we've previously explored publisher Ben Abramson (Episode 269) and BSI founder Christopher Morley (Episode 272).

This time, we'll be looking at wordsmith and able administrator, Edgar W. Smith....

Apr 30, 2024

“That was the curious incident” [SILV]  


From time to time, we see analysis and debate about whether Sherlock Holmes was autistic, had Asperger Syndrome, or is in some other way on the spectrum.

As neurodiversity becomes more understood and accepted in the 21st century, it seems natural to explore this not...