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Jan 26, 2022

“Halloa, Beryl!” [HOUN]  

In The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Henry falls for Stapleton's sister, who was said to be “a young lady of attractions.” However, Stapleton clearly didn't like the idea of the two of them together.
At the conclusion of the story, with Stapleton out of the picture, what was there...

Jan 19, 2022

“men of such a different type” [SOLI]  

We're beginning a new monthly series focused on some of the best scholarship over the years. The kind of articles that highlight the creativity and ingenuity of Sherlockians and Holmesians as they consider some of the minutiae in the stories. The best of the best. We're...

Jan 12, 2022

"I am one of the hounds" [STUD]
On two occasions in the Sherlock Holmes stories do we find Holmes employing a dog to help him track a scent. But beyond those two, Holmes himself displays canine-like properties.
While Conan Doyle does a wonderful job exposing us to so much of the late Victorian era, there's one area...

Jan 5, 2022

"On the very day that I had come to this conclusion" [STUD] 

It all began with a chance meeting between two medical school colleagues at the Criterion Bar. Stamford then took Watson to St Bartholomew's Hospital (aka "Barts"), where, in a chemical laboratory, he made the acquaintance of one Sherlock Holmes.

In Season 6,...