IHOSE header

“I may be on the trail in this matter” [BERY]  

There are a number of Sherlock Holmes tours one can take in and around London. But for the true fan, tracking Holmes's steps by foot is incomparable.

Stephen Browning has written On the Trail of Sherlock Holmes to take us on seven separate walks around London and an eighth outside the city. But the book goes far beyond simply being a set of maps and tours.

Listen to hear about Steve's approach to organizing the book, telling stories about Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, and squeezing every last drop out of the storytelling potential that such a volume affords him.

After the interview, try your hand at the Canonical Couplet: see if you can guess the story we're referring to, and you'll have a chance to win a copy of Steve's book!

Send your answer to comment @ ihearofsherlock .com by July 14, 2022 at 11:59 a.m. EST. The winner will be chosen at random from among all the correct answers. All listeners are eligible to play.

Please do consider becoming a Patron of the Arts. Your support helps us to ensure we can keep doing what we do, covering file hosting costs, production, and transcription services. 

Download [Save As] | File size 94.5 MB, 1:05:45

Listen to I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere anywhere


  • Wessex Press is the premier publisher of books about Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle, including The Sherlock Holmes Review.
  • MX Publishing has a number of new titles out this month and the latest entries from the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories has notched Parts XXI, XXII, and XXIII.

Would you care to advertise with us? You can find more information here. Let's chat!


Many more links, articles and images are available in our Flipboard magazine at ihose.co/flipsherlock  as well as through our accounts on FacebookYouTubeInstagram, and Twitter.

And would you consider leaving us a rating and review? It would help other Sherlockians to find us.

Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email (comment AT ihearofsherlock DOT com), call us at 5-1895-221B-5. That's (518) 952-2125.


We are so grateful for your support on Patreon, which makes our transcripts possible. Every amount helps. A transcript will be here soon.