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Mar 31, 2021

“Apply 221B, Baker Street” [NAVA]   

Last week, we left you hanging with Vincent Starrett's chapter in his book The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
We couldn't leave it unfinished, so we're back with the second half. And a special treat at the conclusion of the episode—also with a 221B theme.  It's just a...

Mar 24, 2021

“I have my eye on a suite in Baker Street” [STUD]  

There is no question that 221B Baker Street is the most famous address in all of fiction. What makes it interesting is its non-existence at the time of the stories' publications, and legions of fans attempting to determine its actual location afterward.

Mar 17, 2021

“some creature of the weasel and stoat tribe” [CROO] 

There was a fad in mid-century Victorian England that led to pets becoming more common. But the third week of each month, our episodes focus not on everyday household animals but rare and unusual creatures.
In this case, we focus on a member of the family...

Mar 10, 2021

“rarefied heights of pure mathematics” [VALL]

As we know, James Moriarty was a professor of mathematics. We know little about his academic appointment, other than having to step down from a chair.
What we do know is he has two publications to his name. What are they, and what do they tell us about Moriarty's...

Mar 3, 2021

“I return with an excellent appetite” [BLAC] 

The Sherlock Holmes stories are a cornucopia of content. A smorgasbord of smarts. A full menu of fulfillment. So it shouldn't be terribly surprising that we find buffets mentioned in the Canon.
Perhaps you skipped over the Canonical buffet line. We can't blame you....