Winter 2019 BSJ

The Winter 2019 BSJ cover

The Winter 2019 Baker Street Journal includes these articles: The Editor’s Gas-Lamp. Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Vincent Starrett by Leslie S. Klinger. Reconsidering Canonical Characters by David L. Leal. Sherlock Holmes vs. Hitler: A True Story by Chris Chan. Art in the Blood by Scott Bond. The Commonplace Book. Baker Street Inventory. The Sherlockian Societies. … Continue reading Winter 2019 BSJ

The 2020 BSI Weekend Report

Celebrating the 166th birthday of Sherlock Holmes, the 2020 BSI Weekend took place in New York City with events from January 15-19, including the BSI Dinner on Friday January 17. After 23 years leading the Baker Street Irregulars, Mike Whelan handed over a ceremonial gavel to Michael Kean who is now the new "Wiggins" of … Continue reading The 2020 BSI Weekend Report

BSJ 2019 Christmas Annual

The BSJ 2019 Christmas Annual cover

Baring-Gould of Baker Street: The Life and Footprints of William S. Baring-Gould. By Julie McKuras, Timothy J. Johnson, Richard J. Sveum, and Gary Thaden. This year’s Annual presents the man behind The Annotated Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street. Baring-Gould, a promotions director for Time-Life publications, also wrote a biography of Nero Wolfe, … Continue reading BSJ 2019 Christmas Annual

Summer 2019 BSJ

The Summer 2019 BSJ cover

The Summer 2019 Baker Street Journal includes these articles: The Editor’s Gas-Lamp. Another Sherlockian Myth Debunked: Time to Turn the Page(t)? by Ira B. Matetsky. Regularly Overlooked: An Appreciation of Holmes’s Irregulars by Emily Miranker. Underappreciated Yet Essential by Andrew G. Fusco. From Florida to Appomattox by Robert S. Katz. When Watson Learned the Trick: … Continue reading Summer 2019 BSJ

The 2019 BSI Weekend Report

Michael Whelan and Michael Kean at the 2019 BSI Dinner

Celebrating the 165th birthday of Sherlock Holmes, the 2019 BSI Weekend took place in New York City with events from January 9-13, including the BSI Dinner on Friday January 11. Of special note was Mike Whelan's announcement that Michael Kean would be the next leader of the Baker Street Irregulars. He will officially become the … Continue reading The 2019 BSI Weekend Report

Winter 2018 BSJ

The Winter 2018 BSJ cover

The Winter 2018 Baker Street Journal includes these articles: The Editor’s Gas-Lamp. The Origins of Sherlock Holmes: Crime Fiction before Conan Doyle by Leslie S. Klinger. Follow the Money: How Mycroft Became the British Government by Ann Margaret Lewis. The Forgotten Man: Henry Littlejohn and Sherlock Holmes by Daniel Smith. Nearly an Intimate Encounter: Conan … Continue reading Winter 2018 BSJ

BSJ 2018 Christmas Annual

The BSJ 2018 Christmas Annual cover

The Exhibitionists:  Sherlock Holmes in London 1951 and New York 1952. By Mattias Boström and Nicholas Utechin. In a time of austerity and rationing after WWII, the 1951 Festival of Britain celebrated the best of Britain. And what better figurehead, then, than Sherlock Holmes. The extraordinarily successful exhibition ran from May until September 1951 and … Continue reading BSJ 2018 Christmas Annual

2018 Morley-Montgomery Award

Leslie S. Klinger

The winner of the 2018 Morley-Montgomery Award is Leslie S. Klinger. His paper, “The Origins of Sherlock Holmes: Crime Fiction before Conan Doyle,” appeared in the Winter 2018 issue of the Baker Street Journal. The Morley-Montgomery Award is given each year for the best article to appear in The Baker Street Journal, and comes with … Continue reading 2018 Morley-Montgomery Award