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Aug 25, 2021

“some arm-chair lounger who evolves” [STUD] 

From a humble beginning to the heights of international fame and importance, the career of Sherlock Holmes was a rocket ride. And his personal relationships took an opposite ride.
This is the third and final entry in this series on the evolution of Sherlock Holmes. And...

Aug 18, 2021

“Why does fate play such tricks with poor, helpless worms?” [BOSC]  

On the third episode of every month in Season 5, we explore exotic animals in the Sherlock Holmes canon. This month's animal is a rare one: worms.
While you may be thinking the only reference is the remarkable worm unknown to science that left...

Aug 11, 2021

“window-breaking Furies” [VALL]  

Windows are everywhere in the Sherlock Holmes stories. But in certain cases, they form an essential part of the plot. In some cases, it may be transparent. In others, not so much.

Whether they're decorative, a passage of one form or another, or are broken in the course of a crime,...

Aug 4, 2021

“It is full of old houses which are named after the men who built them centuries ago.” [SUSS]  

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a master storyteller. He gave us memorable characters and plots that painted a picture over the course of the entire Canon. But more than plot or characters, place played an outsized role. What...