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"Just a trifle more, I fancy" [SCAN] 

We're pleased to provide this update about Trifles, our weekly 15-minute show in which we talk about one or two issues that we've noticed within the Sherlock Holmes stories. It's an approach that we hope brings more people into our fold who are new to Sherlock Holmes and are fascinated with the details within the story, or who may have some questions about what they read.

The following is a recap of what we discussed in October, with audio players embedded. We'd also encourage you to subscribe for regular updates, either by email or by ear below.

October Update

If you've listened to more than one episode of Trifles, just a word of caution: don't skip the intro or the final few seconds of each show! We vary the introductions and the closing quotes. You may be amused. 

We kicked of the month of October with Episode 92, a discussion of Telegrams. Not only the sending and receiving of these short messages at Baker Street, but the history of the industry as well.

Then we sat proceeded to Episode 93 for our monthly feature "Inside 221B" that looks at some of the physical objects we find in the flat at Baker Street. We decided to Have a Seat and pondered the various types of chairs and other seating arrangements of note in the Canon.

Our next regular monthly feature, "Unpublished Cases," has to do with tales that didn't make it to the public. Episode 94 brought us into contact with the peculiar persecution of John Vincent Harden. Just who was he?

Then we were on the scent with Episode 95 – Woof, in which we looked at the roles of Canonical canines beyond the obvious.

And finally Episode 96 gave us a chance to celebrate Halloween with Trick or Treat. Sherlock Holmes's legendary use of disguises came early on in the stories. We explore when and how he donned various costumes.

Help Us Out

Do you have burning questions you'd like answered? Or perhaps you just noticed something on your umpteenth reading of the Canon. We'd love your suggestions! Simply email us at trifles@ihearofsherlock.com and we'll add it to our queue of topics. Also, if you like what you hear, please subscribe to Trifles via the podcast provider of your choice, or to the email updates.

If you'd like to learn more about Tom Richmond, the talented artist behind the show's logo, you can hear his story in Episode 65: Art in the Blood.