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Adventure of the Golden Prince-Nez

Data! Data! Data! – The Golden Pince-Nez

Data! Data! Data! – The Golden Pince-Nez

“‘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 teach twice a year in the Community Education Life Enrichment Program for the Community College of Baltimore County. … Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Golden Pince-Nez

The 17 Steps: The Golden Pince-Nez

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Golden Pince-Nez (GOLD) THAT’S ONE HEAVY TIN DISPATCH BOX The ever-enigmatic Dr. Watson begins this week’s tale with those intriguing words, “When I look at the three massive manuscript volumes which contain our work for the year 1894.” That’s not one, not two,… Continue Reading

Our September Story: The Golden Pince-Nez

Our September Story: The Golden Pince-Nez

“The story, so far as I can make it out, is like this.” – The Adventure of The Golden Pince-Nez (GOLD) In a few days, the calendar will be changing over to September. Where did the summer go so quickly? A new month means a new story for us. The September story will be The Adventure… Continue Reading

The French Legion of Honour

The French Legion of Honour

“…an exploit which won for Holmes an autograph letter of thanks from the French President and the Order of the Legion of Honour.” – The Adventure of The Golden Prince-Nez (GOLD) Early in the opening of The Golden Prince-Nez, Watson briefly mentions the undocumented 1894 case of Huret, the Boulevard Assassin, and how it earned Holmes his… Continue Reading