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Jan 27, 2021

“I can tell a Moriarty when I see one.” [VALL] 

Quick: in "The Final Problem," what is the name of Sherlock Holmes's arch-rival? Yes, we know it's Professor Moriarty, but what's his first name? If you said "James," you'd be wrong.
Would you be surprised to learn that he has not only one, but two brothers, at...

Jan 20, 2021

 the great black-faced monkey of the Himalayan slopes,” [CREE] 

It's only mentioned in passing, but the langur played an important role in "The Aventure of the Creeping Man." It showed you could make a monkey out of Professor Presbury.
In this episode, we begin a monthly series on exotic animals. What do we...

Jan 13, 2021

“His life as been academic” [CREE] 

Sherlock Holmes and academic affairs are, well, elementary. [Sorry] But have you considered those who hold the title "professor" when it comes to the stories?
Of course you know Professor Moriarty. But there are only two others, which is a tad surprising, given the stories...

Jan 6, 2021

 you could not celebrate him without being known yourself.” [HOUN]  

Every year, the Baker Street Irregulars meet in early January to celebrate Sherlock Holmes's birthday. Why January, or more specifically January 6? It's an interesting story.
We discuss what factors may support that supposition and highlight the...