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Apr 29, 2020

“the Colonel’s manner has been just a trifle cavalier” [SILV]  

Having spent the last episode discussing the unusual setting and Holmes and Watson's friendship as displayed in "The Reigate Squires," our minds turned toward their host, Colonel Hayter. Or rather, of his fellow ranking military officers in the...

Apr 22, 2020

“the fellows are still at large” [REIG] 

In "The Reigate Squires," we find Sherlock Holmes ill and uprooted — staying in a country house — which, although it's a bachelor establishment, isn't quite what he's accustomed to. Although it may not be one of Holmes’s truly great cases, there is much to love in this...

Apr 15, 2020

“Your hand stole towards your own old wound” [CARD] 

Watson returns from Afghanistan, recovering from a wound in the shoulder and the aftereffects of disease. But we later discover that he had a leg wound as well. 

Could it be the delirium that caused him to misstate his injuries? Or was there another reason for his...

Apr 8, 2020

“the best and only final clue” [3STU] 

In "The Adventure of the Three Students," Holmes has a litany of clues at his disposal. From balls of doughy clay to a tear in the leather of a desk, and more.

And yet, he's fixated on this one clue that he claimed was "the best and only final clue." What was it? And was it...

Apr 1, 2020

“my heart jumped so with joy” [STUD]   

We commonly see clients who come to Sherlock Holmes riddled with despair and grief. But if we look closely enough, we can also find happiness and sheer joy in the Canon.

The Sherlock Holmes stories contain the full range of human emotion, from anger to relief and from  anguish...