A Masterpiece of Villainy (“The Norwood Builder”)

A Masterpiece of Villainy. A Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of “The Adventure of the Norwood Builder” by Arthur Conan Doyle with Annotations and Commentary. Edited, with an Introduction, by Ross E. Davies, BSI. A dramatic entrance precedes a story involving disappearance, vengeance, fingerprints, bones, and a major challenge for Sherlock Holmes. A Masterpiece of … Continue reading A Masterpiece of Villainy (“The Norwood Builder”)

Referring to My Notes

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Referring to My Notes: Music and the Sherlockian Canon. Edited by Alexander Katz, BSI and Karen Wilson. The violin, a gramophone, and a vocal prima donna all play integral roles in the Canon. Much has been learned since Guy Warrack’s Sherlock Holmes and Music (1947), and Referring to My Notes brings a fresh perspective. A … Continue reading Referring to My Notes

The Staunton Tragedy (“The Missing Three-Quarter”)

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The Staunton Tragedy. A Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of “The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter” by Arthur Conan Doyle with Annotations and Commentary. Edited, with an Introduction, by Michael F. Whelan, BSI. The Staunton Tragedy begins with a high-quality reproduction of the handwritten manuscript of "The Missing Three-Quarter," along with an annotated transcription and … Continue reading The Staunton Tragedy (“The Missing Three-Quarter”)

Corporals, Colonels and Commissionaires

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Corporals, Colonels and Commissionaires: The Military and the Sherlockian Canon. Edited by Michael J. Quigley, LCDR, USN (Ret.), BSI and Marsha Pollak, BSI. The Sherlockian Canon begins with John Watson wounded and sick from one war, and ends with an older Watson about to return to service in The War to End All Wars. Military … Continue reading Corporals, Colonels and Commissionaires

“A Quiet Air of Mastery”

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“A Quiet Air of Mastery”: An Appreciation of Michael Francis Whelan. Edited by Leslie S. Klinger, BSI. Michael Whelan was the fifth person to lead The Baker Street Irregulars. After twenty-three years at the helm and podium, he has placed an indelible mark on the organization and prepared us for the future. “A Quiet Air … Continue reading “A Quiet Air of Mastery”

Commissionaire

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Commissionaire: Julian Wolff and His Baker Street Irregulars. By Sonia Fetherston, BSI. Without Julian Wolff's involvement, The Baker Street Irregulars might no longer exist. Due to his leadership as the BSI's Commissionaire from the 1960s to the 1980s, the organization grew and prospered. Dr. Wolff was an enigmatic man—reticent and affable, kind and determined, quiet … Continue reading Commissionaire

The Worst Man in London (“Charles Augustus Milverton”)

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The Worst Man in London. A Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of “Charles Augustus Milverton” by Arthur Conan Doyle with Annotations and Commentary. Edited, with an Introduction, by Daniel Stashower, BSI and Constantine Rossakis, MD, BSI. Scandal, blackmail, robbery, and murder are the hallmarks of this thrilling Canonical tale. Surprises abound, both in the actual … Continue reading The Worst Man in London (“Charles Augustus Milverton”)

Education Never Ends

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Education Never Ends: Educators, Education and the Sherlockian Canon. Edited by Marino C. Alvarez, Ed.D., BSI, and Timothy S. Greer, BSI. Teaching, learning, education, and educators are all integral parts of the Canon. Education Never Ends encompasses the entire field, providing an informative yet entertaining survey of the topic. An entire faculty of educators and … Continue reading Education Never Ends

“Aboriginals”

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“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”