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May 30, 2018

"Bring me the books" [BLUE]  

Sherlock Holmes was a consultant—or more properly, a consulting detective—but he was a consultant, nonetheless. And consultants need clients, who in turn pay the bills. 


But have you ever stopped to think about how Holmes went about collecting his fees? We don't know anything about...

May 23, 2018

 "I could easily dispose of the mythical" [SILV] 
There are assumptions and myths mentioned throughout the Sherlock Holmes stories. Whether they're believed by clients, Scotland Yard inspectors, or others, they throw our attention elsewhere. 
And the Sherlockian world has had its own fair share of myths to...

May 16, 2018

"the dreadful affair of the Abernetty family" [SIXN] 


Among the published cases, there are a handful that can be identified by a simple reference. If we said "a tale for which the world is not yet prepared," you'd say the Giant Rat of Sumatra. 

Similarly, if we mention "the depth to which the butter had sunk on a hot...

May 9, 2018

"put that in your pipe and smoke it, Mr. Busybody Holmes!" [SOLI] 


Sherlock Holmes is possibly the most famous smoker in literature. But more than his ubiquitous pipe, his manner of supporting his habit within his rooms at 221B Baker Street was a bit odd, shall we say.


From his placement of cigars and tobacco, to...

May 2, 2018

" insight into the character of parents" [COPP] 


We're coming up on Mother's Day in the United States, and that made us think about parents. We've covered mothers in the Canon discussed alternative parents in previous episodes. 


But now let's take a look at the most corrosive parental relationships in the Sherlock...