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Jun 28, 2023

“What do you say, dear?” [BOSC] 

One of the earlier cases in The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" is filled with wonderful scenes and phrases that carry us through the entire Sherlock Holmes canon.
It doesn't get the same level of attention as some of the other stories from that...

Jun 21, 2023

“a nice taste in wines” [LAST] 

In this month's Masters Class, we turn for the final time to a work of Edgar W. Smith's, "Up From the Needle," as featured in Vol. 2, No. 1 (1947) of The Baker Street Journal
Edgar takes us away from the canard of Sherlock Holmes as a drug addict and gives us an oenophile's...

Jun 15, 2023

“It is, of course, a trifle” [TWIS] 

Sometimes there are moments in the Sherlock Holmes stories when we just take Holmes at his word, giving little thought to the logic behind it. We simply trust him.
But when it comes to "The Man with the Twisted Lip," it seemed a little odd that he had to stay out at...

Jun 7, 2023

“I've learned not to cry over spilled milk” [SIGN] 

Between recent episodes on Eggs and Breakfast, it seems like we've had our fill of comestibles. Well, this isn't a podcast to be trifled with, so we're headed to the dairy.
We look at instances of milk and butter in the Sherlock Holmes stories while...