Nov 30, 2019
When we named our show I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere, it was an acknowledgment that we can find Sherlock Holmes-inspired activity virtually any place we look. But our guests on this episode show us that they could see it being named I Hear of Sherlock Every Day.
Levi Stahl and Stacey Shintani are the authors of The Daily Sherlock Holmes: A Year of Quote from the Case-Book of the World's Greatest Detective, published by the University of Chicago Press. In actuality, the quotes are from across the entirety of the publicly-available Sherlock Holmes stories, with the exception of the handful of stories from The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes not yet out of copyright.
With 378 quotes (that's one for each day of the year, plus an introductory quote for each month), how does one chose the appropriate quotes for an entire daily devotional? What patterns did Levi and Stacey discover? What Easter eggs await?
Our conversation traces their fascinating journey from shared reading experiences to individual research, reveals a delightful process and an enticing spreadsheet resulting in a book that can be enjoyed by the newest Sherlock Holmes fan to the most erudite scholar.
See what's in store for the latest Canonical Couplet. We have another opportunity for you to win a prize in this episode.
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