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Sep 30, 2020

"something further from Brook Street" [RESI] 

When Percy Trevelyan went to open up his practice, he found that he had more in brains than he did in his pocketbook. Until a shrewd businessman came along and made a business proposition that suited them both nicely.
All was well until that benefactor-cum-landlord met...

Sep 23, 2020

"forbear from crossing the moor in those dark hours" [HOUN]
One of the most iconic characters in the Sherlock Holmes stories is not a character at all. It's Dartmoor. As Holmes himself said of it, "Never been there? Ah, well, I don’t suppose you will forget your first visit.” 
Dartmoor is a land that's filled...

Sep 16, 2020

  "Title and money—who could carry them better than she?" [ABBE] 

We've investigated which women were influential in their own right in the Sherlock Holmes stories, and then those who had to work for a living. Next up, we look at women with titles. In her article in The Sherlock Holmes Journal, Vol. 10, No. 3, Pat...

Sep 9, 2020

"Palmer and Pritchard were among the heads of their profession" [SPEC]  

When he was facing off against Dr. Grimesby Roylott, Sherlock Holmes asserted "When a doctor
does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge. Palmer and Pritchard were among the heads of their profession."

Sep 2, 2020

"Philosophy, astronomy, and politics were marked at zero," [FIVE] 

Sherlock Holmes called Professor Moriarty "a genius, a philosopher, and abstract thinker" in "The Final Problem." But what did Holmes know about philosophy? According to Watson's initial list titled Sherlock Holmes—His Limits, his knowledge of...