“It was a masterpiece of villainy, and he carried it out like a master” [NORW]
January brought another entry in the Manuscript Series from the BSI Press. This time, it's the manuscript of "The Adventure of the Norwood Builder," and it was edited by Ross Davies, BSI ("The Temple"). He and Ira Matetsky, BSI ("The Final Problem") join us for this episode.
We learn about where this manuscript is held and the heroics that Ira had to take to ensure its availability for the project, as well as how Ross managed to select a group of people beyond lawyers to produce what is one of the most fascinating collections of essays in the Manuscript Series yet. (And we're not just saying that because our own Burt Wolder has an entry.)
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- This episode: ihose.co/ihose234
- A Masterpiece of Villainy (BSI Press)
- The Green Bag
- "The Adventure of the Norwood Builder: A Lawyerly Annotated Edition" (Journal of Law)
- Additional lawyerly information for the truly dedicated:
- "The Adventure of the New York World" by Ira Brad Matetsky (Journal of Law)
- "The Regulatory Adventure of the Norwood Builders: Sherlock Holmes Crosses Paths with Congress, the President, the Courts, and the Administrative State, in the Press" by Ross Davies (Journal of Law)
- Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects @ The Grolier Club
- Other episodes mentioned: