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Oct 26, 2022

“numerous candles did something” [HOUN] 

We equate gas lamps with Sherlock Holmes — even electric lights. But we don't often think about the number of candles in the stories.
More than the number: the role played by many candles. While they may seem like simple wax objects that provide illumination,...

Oct 19, 2022

“the line of his pedigree” [EMPT] 

Colonel Sebastian Moran was called "the second most dangerous man in London" and was a formidable adversary of Sherlock Holmes. And yet, we know remarkably little about him, aside from a brief biographical entry in Holmes's index.
Nicholas Utechin takes us on a journey...

Oct 12, 2022

“to reconstruct this midnight drama” [MUSG] 

A quick look through the Sherlock Holmes stories finds a good number of incidents taking place around midnight. 
Why is this the case? Who could we expect to find out and about at such an hour? It's unlikely that they would have been respectable people. But it is...

Oct 5, 2022

“the victim of an unfortunate accident” [FIVE] 

For our "Mr. Sherlock Holmes the theorist" episode, we take a step back into 1947 to "Clients in Jeopardy" by Henry C. Clark, appearing in The Second Cab.
There were at least four instances in which Sherlock Holmes knew his clients were in danger, yet he...