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Feb 23, 2022

"Would you care to try it?" [SCAN]

It's the sixth season of Trifles and we realized we hadn't covered a central yet sensitive topic related to Sherlock Holmes: cocaine.
Thanks to a helpful article from a listener, we decided to delve into the history of medicinal cocaine and Victorian England's attitude toward it....

Feb 16, 2022

“the source of these outrages is known” [VEIL]  

The Masters Class series continues, and this time, we delve into the active mind of Nicholas Utechin, who presents a well-reasoned and well-researched explanation for what happened in one of the unpublished cases.
We find ourselves focusing on the opening...

Feb 9, 2022

“dropping from branch to branch” [CREE] 

The London in which Sherlock Holmes lived gave off its own scents. Whether the roads were paved or covered in mud, they would have played into Holmes's identifications.
And the transportation, whether mechanical or animal, was also part of this potpourri of aromas. The...

Feb 2, 2022

“One A, two B, and so on. You will hear soon.” [REDC]  

The secret code that Genarro and Emilia Lucca shared for passing messages to each other in "The Red Circle" was straightforward. Or was it?
In 1956, Donald Yates—then a 26 year-old budding Sherlockian—made an observation about the code, the...