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Episode 229: Observations by Gaslight Episode 229: Observations by Gaslight

“draw inferences from our observations” [CARD]  Lyndsay Faye, BSI ("Kitty Winter") has a knack for capturing the voice of John H. ...

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The #BSIWeekend Site Is Updated The #BSIWeekend Site Is Updated

"I was invited to a week-end gathering" [LAST] After a one-year hiatus from in-person events, the BSI Weekend is back. But it'...

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Episode 228: The Return of the Pharaoh Episode 228: The Return of the Pharaoh

“those sacred writings, drawn in Egyptian letters” [STUD]  If there is one author to whom we owe the rise in popularity of Sherlock Holmes i...

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Baker Street Elementary – The Age of Information Baker Street Elementary – The Age of Information

“the hope of getting some information” [SILV]  Libraries are fascinating places. And while the modern library is a wonder of digital access ...

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Book Review: A Study in Crimson: Sherlock Holmes 1942 Book Review: A Study in Crimson: Sherlock Holmes 1942

“a ghastly crimson halo of blood” [REDC] There have been many Sherlock Holmes stories and pastiches set in both the classic (1890  –  1910, ...

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BREAKING: Hound Manuscript Leaf Sold at Auction for Record Price BREAKING: Hound Manuscript Leaf Sold at Auction for Record Price

"made a record of it" [SUSS]    The Heritage Auction of the first page of Chapter XIII of The Hound of the Baskervilles happened i...

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Rare Manuscript Page from The Hound of the Baskervilles Up for Auction Rare Manuscript Page from The Hound of the Baskervilles Up for Auction

"a rare specimen" [CREE]   On Saturday, November 6, Heritage Auctions will auction off one of the rarest collectibles in the world...

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Book Review: Sherlock's Secretary Book Review: Sherlock's Secretary

"I set myself to find out what had become of the secretary " [STUD] Addy Zhuang has a job many of us would kill for. He's been...

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Celebrating Jeremy Brett's Birthday Celebrating Jeremy Brett's Birthday

" your celebrated friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes " [NAVA]  It seems hard to fathom, but today marks what would have been Jeremy Brett...

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Baker Street Elementary – First Things First Baker Street Elementary – First Things First

“I have been fooled in this way” [STOC]  In our previous Baker Street Elementary installment , we explored the concept of atavism, or of the...

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Episode 227: Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects Episode 227: Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects

“there were several objects in the room which called for special attention” [BLAC]  Collecting must be in the air: following our last episod...

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Remembering Michael Whelan, BSI Remembering Michael Whelan, BSI

 “it is with a heavy heart that I take up my pen” [FINA]  Cover of “A Quiet Air of Mastery”  from the BSI Press This morning we learned the ...

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Baker Street Elementary – Pooled Resources Baker Street Elementary – Pooled Resources

“Some Freaks of Atavism” [HOUN]  The conversations at Baker Street must have been fascinating. Watson doesn't share everything with us, ...

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