“Aboriginals”: The Earliest Baker Street Irregulars, 1934-1940. By Harrison Hunt and Linda Hunt. When Christopher Morley founded the Baker Street Irregulars in 1934, he brought along many distinguished friends and colleagues into the fold. This book presents capsule biographies and photographs of the earliest, "aboriginal," Irregulars, -- many of them remarkably accomplished individuals -- including … Continue reading “Aboriginals”

Deadly Harpoon (“Black Peter”)

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Deadly Harpoon. A Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of “The Adventure of Black Peter” by Arthur Conan Doyle with Annotations and Commentary. Edited & introduced by Glen Miranker, BSI. A man is found pinned to the wall by a harpoon. Jealousy and domestic violence are at the forefront. These are the salient features of “Black … Continue reading Deadly Harpoon (“Black Peter”)

Canon Law

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Canon Law: Lawyers, Law and the Sherlockian Canon. Edited & introduced by William A. Walsh, BSI, and Donny Zaldin, BSI. Murder, blackmail, domestic strife, imprisonment. Without all of these, there would be no need for Sherlock Holmes. Canon Law examines nearly every aspect of the legal profession and the laws themselves as they are represented … Continue reading Canon Law

Trenches (“His Last Bow”)

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Trenches: The War Service of Sherlock Holmes. A Facsimile of the Partial Original Manuscript of "His Last Bow" by Arthur Conan Doyle with Annotations and Commentary on the Story. Edited & introduced by Robert Katz, MD, BSI and Andrew Solberg, BSI. While the manuscript of "His Last Bow" is incomplete, a substantial portion still exists … Continue reading Trenches (“His Last Bow”)

Mobile Holmes

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Mobile Holmes: Transportation in the Canon. Edited & introduced by Walter Jaffee, BSI. Sherlock Holmes is indelibly associated with Baker Street. But as we know, he traveled throughout London, throughout England, and to other parts of the world. Clients came to consult him as well. Those travels requited the use of various forms of transportation. … Continue reading Mobile Holmes

Dancing to Death (“The Dancing Men”)

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Dancing to Death. A Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of "The Dancing Men" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with Annotations and Commentary on the Story. Edited & introduced by Ray Betzner, BSI and David F. Morrill, BSI. Despite the fact that Hilton Cubitt is murdered while he is Sherlock Holmes' client, "The Adventure of the … Continue reading Dancing to Death (“The Dancing Men”)

Canada and Sherlock Holmes

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Canada and Sherlock Holmes. Edited by Peter Calamai, BSI and Mark Alberstat, BSI. Canada and Sherlock Holmes contains a selection of the best Holmesian writing from Canada, many produced by members of The Bootmakers of Toronto, Canada's national Sherlockian society. Although two other book-length compilations of the Bootmakers' writings have appeared in the past, the … Continue reading Canada and Sherlock Holmes

The Mind and Art of Sherlock Holmes

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The Mind and Art of Sherlock Holmes. Chautauqua, New York September 9-12, 2016. Conference Programme. A limited quantity of the printed program of the Baker Street Irregulars' recent Conference is available for purchase. In addition to half a dozen brief articles on the Chautauqua Institution, William Gillette, and the 19th century spiritualism movement, the program … Continue reading The Mind and Art of Sherlock Holmes

Art in the Blood

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Art in the Blood: Cartoonist & Illustrator Scott Bond Meets Sherlock Holmes. Edited, with an introduction, by Mark Gagen. "Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest forms," said Sherlock Holmes in "The Greek Interpreter," and Scott Bond's canonical cartoons and other illustrations bear this out. His cartoons have appeared in every issue … Continue reading Art in the Blood