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"in the course of the week" [STUD] 

Pardon us if we pause to catch our breath. We'd like to bring you up to speed on what's been happening and let you know what we have planned for this week - and how you can stay on top of the news.

What happened

The weekend proved a busy one online, as the news of a recently-discovered Sherlock Holmes story began circulating on Friday morning. By Friday evening, we posted a detailed analysis of why Sir Arthur Conan Doyle could not have written the story by Mattias Boström, BSI ("The Swedish Pathological Society"). There was some little controversy in the comments section - even Les Klinger, BSI ("The Abbey Grange") expressed an opinion. Is it over yet? We'll see what other Doyle scholars can bring to light.

And to demonstrate that this subject is far from over, we'll have at least one other analysis available this week from another contributor. Sherlockians love controversy!

On Saturday, we continued a new feature - the Saturday Matinee movie review - with a look at another Arthur Wontner film. The reviews are cross-posted from Comic Book and Movie Reviews, courtesy of David Lee Andrews.

Continuing on a lighthearted trend on Sunday, we welcomed Chris Redmond, BSI ("Billy") for his inaugural contribution to IHOSE in which he wrote about the origin of the abbreviations of the titles of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Some have questioned the user-friendliness of the shortened titles, but we believe that using the key provided by Jay Finley Christ, BSI ("The Final Problem") is logical enough:

If the titles are all GREE to you,

(A SIGN is your brain's BLAC and BLUE)

BERY doubts that have flowed;

SCAN a SPEC of the code.

You can't MISS if you STUD like 3STU.

What's next

Tomorrow, we'll be posting an interview with author Kim Krisco, who wrote Sherlock Holmes: The Golden Years, with an unusual twist. New contributor Derrick Belanger makes his debut on I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere with that one.

We'll also have an announcement on Wednesday about a special new feature of our podcast. We won't give anything away right now, aside from letting you know that you can participate in what we're calling "Mental Exaltation."

Finally, we hope we haven't been keeping you in suspense with regard to our Valentine's Day quiz. We had scores of entries and we selected one winner randomly from those that submitted all correct answers. Here are the answers, in case you'd like to see how you did:
1.Jefferson Hope 6. Leonardo
2. Mary Cushing 7. Henry Wood
3. Jack Croker 8. Cyril Morton
4. Grace Dunbar 9. Hilton Cubitt
5. Brenda Tregennis

If you have any questions about or would like to debate the answers, please let us know.

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We're looking forward to having you with us all week!