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Apr 27, 2023

“we had breakfasted” [CHAS] 

For all the meals we hear about in the Sherlock Holmes stories – not to mention Mrs. Hudson having a good idea of breakfast – what were some of the regular morning comestibles?
Come to think of it, there weren't many breakfasts mentioned in the Canon aside from one very...

Apr 19, 2023

“an anonymous communication from a quarter” [VALL] 

Just who was it that wrote "His Last Bow"? We know it wasn't Watson, as there were observations about him in the third person and a narrative of actions that didn't include him.
In our monthly Masters Class series, we turn to the first of three pieces by...

Apr 12, 2023

“a varied collection of weapons” [CROO] 

Watson was wounded by a Jezzail bullet, Holmes fired a patriotic 'V.R.' into the wall at Baker Street, and the two leveled their pistols at the hound in the climactic scene.
But as we peruse the Canon, we find that there is a wide variety of weaponry. In some...

Apr 5, 2023

“one by one passed through into the little garden” [STUD] 

Whether we think of British gardens as landscaped acres of greenery or as the source for finer botanical specimens such as roses, the Sherlock Holmes stories are littered with these examples of outdoor offerings. 
April is National Garden Month, so...