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“he sat musing for a little while” [CREE] 

We muse about a great many topics, both here and on our companion show, Trifles. So it seemed only perfect to bring on Sheldon Goldfarb, author of Sherlockian Musings: Thoughts on the Sherlock Holmes Stories.

We certainly had our expectations met, but they were also exceeded, as Sheldon brought in his knowledge of William Makepeace Thackeray, shared some broad themes that reverberate throughout the Canon, and even expounded on the difference between evaluation and analysis when it comes to the Sherlock Holmes stories.

A valuable resource for Sherlock Holmes society meetings as well as for individual Sherlockians, his book, published by MX Publishing, is something we should all have at our fingertips.

We continued our tradition of our regular quiz, Canonical Couplets with another round. Answers are due by 11:59 pm EDT on May 14, 2020. The prize will be Sheldon's book.

This episode was recorded live, and edited for your enjoyment.

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