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This Tuesday morning we bring you news of the Autumn issue of the Baker Street Journal. Here is a quick summary of what you'll find in the latest issue which is hitting the mail this week:

  • The latest Editor's Gas Lamp, On the Street Where You Live
  • The featured article, S.E. Dahlinger does anything but a sotto voce in her Some Observations on the Segregation of the Bea [sic], in which she draws parallels between Sir Walter Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor and "Shoscombe Old Place."
  • Michael Pollak goes out on a limb as he makes a case for the appreciation of the pure skill of that old shikari Col. Sebastian Moran
  • Bruce Harris applies social psychology to help explain the attraction between John H. Watson and Mary Morstan
  • "The Great Game is Afoot" by Susan Rice traces the origins of international intrigue and Middle East subterfuge
  • We get a look at "The Materia Medica of Sherlock Holmes" - the pharmacological and clinical imprints of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on Holmes and Watson, courtesy of Harold Billings
  • And the usual roundup of the Baker Street Inventory, the editor's Commonplace Book, Scott Bond's artwork, and Letters to Baker Street
  • Two addtional items this month, one very welcome, the other not so much:
    • The Sherlockian Societies Report
    • Obituaries of the BSI, covered in "Stand with me here upon the terrace..."
Take a look at the latest poll along the right column and let me know what you like best about the current issue.

NEW!! In addition, we've updated the Web site to include gift certificates that are redeemable for any BSJ/BSI merchandise on the site. With the holidays coming up, now's the time to stock up and give a bakerstreetjournal.com gift certificate to a Sherlockian friend or family member.