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Dec 26, 2018

“he had invariably breakfasted and gone out before I rose” [STUD] 


The holidays typically bring a bounty of food, followed by solemn pledges to exercise and take better care of ourselves in the new year.


What do we know about Sherlock Holmes and his eating habits? He was thin, but did that mean he didn't have an...

Dec 19, 2018

“if it turns red, it means a man's life” [NAVA] 


We often fixate on the famous cases like the Giant Rat of Sumatra, James Phillimore and his umbrella, or Wilson, the notorious canary trainer. But there are times when some trifling detail escapes our notice.


In this, the final episode of our Unpublished Cases...

Dec 12, 2018

“he slipped down upon the floor” [PRIO] 

It's not often that we have our eyes cast downward at 221B Baker Street. There are so many interesting things to see at eye-level: the Persian slipper, the chemistry set, the patriotic 'VR' on the wall. But there were floor coverings in the famous flat. 


In this, the final...

Dec 5, 2018

“In the morning you will send for a hansom” [FINA] 

The Sherlock Holmes canon is a wonderful snapshot of the times. In particular, we get a good sense of the kinds of transportation that conveyed citizens around London and its environs.


The hansom cab is probably the most well-known, but there are a number of...