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Jan 15, 2020

“As to your dates, that is the biggest mystification of all.” [CREE]  

With Season 4, we're starting a new monthly series that we're calling "Mr. Sherlock Holmes the Theorist." Each month, we'll be taking a look at what some early Sherlockian scholars had to say about certain trifling elements in the Sherlock Holmes...

Jan 8, 2020

“cuisine is a little limited” [NAVA]  

We find a smattering of food references throughout the Sherlock Holmes stories. But which can be considered consummate British dishes?


We don't come across toad in the hole, bubble and squeak, or cock-a-leekie soup, but there are other meals that are considered British. And...

Jan 1, 2020

“befogged in mind” [SIGN]  

Weather conditions not only play a part in the settings of the Sherlock Holmes stories, but in some cases, they determine the plots as well.

Fog, London and Baker Street seem to go hand in hand in 1890s London, but London's fogs are more than weather conditions. How did fog color Sherlock...

Dec 25, 2019

“I am a born sportsman” [LAST]  

In a lifetime crammed with high adventure, his brilliant achievements in crime detection obscured his remarkable skills as an athlete. He was an expert with singlestick and foil, a fine boxer, equally accomplished with rifle and small arms and had a knowing eye for horseflesh.


Dec 18, 2019

“his whole Bohemian soul” [SCAN]  

The last in our series of episodes on international interactions with Sherlock Holmes brings us to the now-defunct kingdom of Bohemia. It was so important that it got its own scandal.

What do we know about this land from which the masked king came? And of the adjective "Bohemian"?...