ASH Autumn Luncheon

The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes (ASH) will be hosting their annual Autumn Luncheon on November 18, 2018! Based in New York City, ASH was founded in the late 1960s by a group of women students from Albertus Magnus College. With values rooted in inclusion, persistence, and perseverance, they are the oldest women’s Sherlockian Society in […]

The Greek Interpreters

After a seasonal break, The Greek Interpreters of East Lansing, Michigan are up and running once more. This scion is composed largely of Michigan State University faculty and alumnus, with roots embedded in several MSU departments including Criminology, Chemistry, and Spanish. Additionally, these connections are supported by a relationship with the University library. This summer, […]

Results from the 6th Annual John H Watson Society Treasure Hunt

For the sixth annual John H Watson Society Treasure Hunt, dubbed TH6: Every Link Rings True, three-time Treasure Hunt Master Margie Deck presented a different type of challenge in style and structure for the hunters, and they certainly rose to meet it. In fact, the team earning High Honors submitted their hunt before the month […]

The New BSI Website

The Baker Street Irregulars (BSI) has completely overhauled its website. The BSI was founded in 1934 and was the very first Sherlockian literary society. From 1934 until 2000, the BSI had no dedicated website, but that all changed when the original BSI site was created in 2001. As stated on the site, “The Baker Street […]

The Three Gables – Hounds Summary

Ralph Edwards Chris Redmond Sonia Fetherston Steve Clarkson Ralph Edwards – Wed, 29 Jun 1994 How does this entrance compare with others (PRIO, SPEC)? How had Holmes’s consulting practice developed over the years? Does “curled down” differ from “curled up”? Where was Billy? What identifies a boxer? (See GLOR) Do we read into this case […]

The Solitary Cyclist – Hounds Summary

Ralph Edwards Chris Redmond Sonia Fetherston Steve Clarkson Ralph Edwards – Fri, 24 Mar 1995 What happened in 1902? Was the culmination a tragedy? Did Watson elsewhere mention annual manuscript notebooks? Was harshness foreign to Holmes’ nature in his treatment of Watson? Have pedals been improved? Is a spatulation alone (and still) the hazard of […]

The Six Napoleons – Hounds Summary

Ralph Edwards Chris Redmond Sonia Fetherston Steve Clarkson Ralph Edwards – Fri, 21 Apr 1995 Why speak of newspapers instead of news? Did Lestrade respect Watson’s medical talents? What madness would not be queer? Is ‘time of day’ a precursor to ‘point in time’? Were there busts of other Napoleons? Is it burglary to enter […]

Silver Blaze – Hounds Summary

Ralph Edwards Chris Redmond Sonia Fetherston Steve Clarkson Ralph Edwards – Fri, 2 Dec 1994 Compare “he had invariably breakfasted and gone out before I rose in the morning” (STUD) with “as we sat down together to our breakfast one morning.” (SILV) Were Scots into horse racing? What did “absolutely unique” mean? Was it a […]

The Sign of the Four – Hounds Summary

Edward P. Wallner Chris Redmond Steve Clarkson Edward P. Wallner – Sun, 2 Feb 1997 There are unfortunately no Queries by Ralph Edwards for The Sign of the Four. Those given here are suggested as a start on a suitable list. Why did Capt. Morstan stay at the Langham Hotel, described by Baedeker as “a […]

Shoscombe Old Place – Hounds Summary

  Ralph Edwards Chris Redmond Sonia Fetherston Steve Clarkson Ralph Edwards Fri, 12 Aug 1994 Was it a coat or a cap? Do all farmers get glue on their hair or their clothes? Was Watson in need of Gamblers Anonymous? Was “Handy Guide…” an actual publication? Didn’t Holmes know of Watson’s summer places? Why does […]