We enjoy the episodes in which we have an opportunity to interview interesting people in the world of Sherlock Holmes. Even more so when we can welcome back a previous guest. In this case, we're happy to have Jon Lellenberg join us to talk about his new novel Baker Street Irregular. Jon previously joined us on Episode 13: A Life in Letters with Dan Stashower. If you haven't had a chance to listen to that yet, please do.
In this chat, Jon fills us in on his first novel - one that combines his professional experience and Sherlockian interest very nicely - featuring Woody Hazelbaker, a young lawyer whom we meet in New York City during Prohibition. Through associations with a crime boss, the early members of the Baker Street Irregulars, and eventually some high-ranking members of the U.S. and British government, Woody's personal and professional journey up to and beyond World War II is a fascinating one. And for those uninitiated in both BSI history and pre-WWII history, you'll get a glimpse as you've never gotten. Listen in to hear what inspired Jon to write this and some of the inside secrets behind the pages of the book.
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- Review from The Big Thrill
- Some background on Elmer Davis
- BSI Archival History
- Explore Woody's world
- Jon's blog, The Editor's Gas-Bag
- Purchase the latest entries in the BSI History Series
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