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“do but get into the clutches” [BOSC]  

We've held off a bit on the traditional interview with the editor of the BSI Manuscript Series this season — not for any lack of interest, but simply for scheduling reasons — but we hope it's worth the wait.

Steve Doyle, BSI ("The Western Morning News") is the editor of Clutches of a Fiend, the BSI Manuscript entry for "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client," and he joined us to talk about this book.

It's something personal for Steve, as he has a connection to the story via his local Sherlock Holmes society, The Illustrious Clients of Indianapolis. We talk about what makes this story (which was a favorite of Conan Doyle's) so different from others, about the ownership of the manuscript, and the striking visuals.

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