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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

The 17 Steps: The Veiled Lodger

The 17 Steps: The Veiled Lodger

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Veiled Lodger (VEIL) FORGET THE TIN DISPATCH BOX, I’LL TAKE THIS COLLECTION! Watson writes, “There is the long row of year-books which fill a shelf, and there are the dispatch-cases filled with documents, a perfect quarry for the student not only of crime but… Continue Reading

The Inquisition – The Lion’s Mane (Answers)

The Inquisition – The Lion’s Mane (Answers)

“Now we have the Sherlock Holmes test …” –  A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN) So, how well do you know your Canon and The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane. Let’s see the answers (in bold) to this month’s Inquisition. 1. Why is Holmes acting as his own chronicler for this adventure? Because, beyond the occasional weekend visit,… Continue Reading

Pictures From The First Sherlock Holmes TV Show & Commentary From “Television Broadcasting”

Pictures From The First Sherlock Holmes TV Show & Commentary From “Television Broadcasting”

“Possibly you have seen pictures and read descriptions …” – The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual (MUSG) In 1940, Lenox R. Lohr, the president of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) published his book, Television Broadcasting. a technical volume on the challenges and opportunities that the industry would face going forward. Lohr makes several references to the… Continue Reading

TFG to do Virtual Reading of 3GAR 1937 TV Script

TFG to do Virtual Reading of 3GAR 1937 TV Script

“… in this drama …” – The Adventure of the Second Stain (SECO) Opening titles of NBC broadcast of “The Three Garridebs” The Fourth Garrideb will be celebrating its sixth anniversary on Sunday, August 9 and to celebrate we will be doing a virtual LIVE reading of The Adventure of the Three Garridebs at 3 p.m Eastern. This… Continue Reading

Data! Data! Data! – The Lion’s Mane

Data! Data! Data! – The Lion’s Mane

“‘Data! Data! Data!‘ he cried impatiently. ‘I can’t make bricks without clay.’” – The Adventures of The Copper Beeches (COPP) This column is composed of material (Data!) developed for a short course called Appreciating Sherlock Holmes that I taught twice a year in the Community Education Life Enrichment Program for a local community college.  It is composed of… Continue Reading

The Inquisition – The Lion’s Mane

The Inquisition – The Lion’s Mane

“Now we have the Sherlock Holmes test …” –  A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN) Sharpen your pencils! How well do you know your Canon and The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane. 1. Why is Holmes acting as his own chronicler for this adventure? 2. Holmes’ Sussex villa, he boasts, has a great view of what natural feature?… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Lion’s Mane

The 17 Steps: The Lion’s Mane

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Lion’s Mane (LION) WATCH ME PULL A LION’S MANE OUT OF MY HAT! “It is a most singular thing that a problem which was certainly as abstruse and unusual as any which I have faced in my long professional career should have come to… Continue Reading

The Hans Sloane of his Day

The Hans Sloane of his Day

“I shall be the Hans Sloane of my age” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) Nathan Garrideb told Sherlock Holmes, “Why, I have the nucleus of a national collection. I shall be the Hans Sloane of my age.” It is quite likely that modern readers don’t know who Hans Sloane is. Hans Sloane… Continue Reading