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Oct 28, 2020

 “Yes, this is the great Agra” [SIGN] 

It's where Jonathan Small met Mahomet Singh, Dost Akbar and Abdullah Khan and together they made a pact known as the Sign of the Four. The Fort of Agra, in the city of the same name.
Small described it as a queer and enormous place, with deserted halls and winding passages....

Oct 21, 2020

 “You have been cruelly used” [SPEC] 

We're at the end of our four-part series on Women in the Canon from The Best of the Sherlock Holmes Journal, Vol. 2. This time we look at "The Victims."
That may seem a broad topic for a 20-something minute podcast. And it is. But we hit some of the highlights on which women...

Oct 14, 2020

"we did not meet to talk about the cut of my socks" [3GAR] 

When you think of attire in the Sherlock Holmes stories, the mind usually turns to the deerstalker and Inverness, and perhaps Sherlock Holmes's disguises.
But what about day to day attire, specifically of Holmes's clientele? We picked up on an article...

Oct 7, 2020

 "Have you the dates of those letters?" [HOUN] 

The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of Sherlock Holmes's most famous cases. But what can we say about the date of the case? Watson never specifically mentions a date, but many chronologists fix it in October 1889. 
How did they come to that conclusion? And what else do...