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Jun 30, 2022

run down to the advertising agency and have this put in the evening papers” [BLUE]

We know Sherlock Holmes valued the agony column; we discussed that previously on Episode 50. Looking back at a paper by an advertising executive from the mid-20th century — a real-life Mad Man — we find the makings of an expert...

Jun 22, 2022

“the rest of that strange company” [DANC] 

Men and women from professions of all kinds consulted Sherlock Holmes. And throughout the Canon we're introduced to a number of companies, either by name or type of business. 
But some of them stand out because of their unusual categories. Strange company, indeed. It's...

Jun 15, 2022

"much addicted" [TWIS] 
This month's Masters Class brings us back to a Morley-Montgomery Award-winning article from The Baker Street Journal.
Susan Rice wrote "Watson's Hidden Addiction" for Vol. 47, No. 2 (June 1997) of the BSJ, and it concerned a significant flaw in Watson's character. Perhaps "flaw" is not...

Jun 8, 2022

“What's this, Mr. Holmes? Man, it's witchcraft!” [VALL]

Continuing on our supernatural theme, we land on witchcraft. And not just any witchcraft, either. This was a spell cast at Baker Street.
Our monthly "Mr. Sherlock Holmes the theorist" theme lands on Frank Allen's "Witchcraft in Baker Street" from...

Jun 1, 2022

"some hocus-pocus" [SIGN]

The last time we were together, we examined Sherlock Holmes's Tours de Force (Episode 282), in which we discussed a number of ways he wowed people with his unique skills.

As we look closer, there are instances when people accuse him of practicing magic, sorcery, or wizardry. What are those...