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“some short sketch of the essentials” [BLAC]  

What are the essential volumes that every Sherlockian should have in their library? John Bennett Shaw had an idea with what became known as The Shaw 100. But a more modest and attainable version was needed.

In stepped Peter Eckrich and Rob Nunn, BSI (“Elementary”). IHOSE listeners may recall Peter and Rob from their previous work, The Finest Assorted Collection. This time, they collected individuals who had a strong view as to which Sherlockian books ought to be part of every Sherlockian's library to develop 17 recommendations that make up Canonical Cornerstones: Foundational Books of a Sherlockian Library.

The 17 essays (a Canonically-appropriate number) are each a window into the interests, passion, and knowledge that the authors bring to their subjects, which range from some early Sherlockian scholarship to some latter-day must-haves.

We have the Canonical Couplet quiz again. The winner, chosen at random from all correct answers, will win a copy Canonical Cornerstones. Send your answer to comment @ ihearofsherlock .com by March 29, 2024 at 11:59 a.m. EST. All listeners are eligible to play.

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