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Category Archives: The Game is Afoot

A WELL-CONNECTED HOLMES PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE discussed Sherlock Holmes’ connectedness through news periodicals and Her Majesty’s Post. Today, the Baker Street Irregulars, telegraphy and telephony come to the aid of the world’s first consulting … Continue reading

September 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

A WELL-CONNECTED HOLMES PART 1

HOLMES CHRONICLER Dr. John H. Watson once called London “that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.” On the other hand, this … Continue reading

September 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

SHERLOCK HOLMES—THE SPORTSMAN

IN INITIAL ASSESSMENT of Sherlock Holmes—his Limits, chronicler Dr. John H. Watson made no mention of sports other than “Is an expert singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman.” This was recounted … Continue reading

June 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

A TALE OF TWO BOUQUINISTES

I’VE ENJOYED encounters with bouquinistes, booksellers offering their wares along the Seine in Paris. One result is a kid’s magazine, titled Tintin—Le Journal des Jeunes de 7 à 77 ans. … Continue reading

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

OUR FOUR PHANTOMS

THE PHANTOM IS COMING to SoCal again! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical The Phantom of the Opera will be at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, June 6–July 7, 2019, … Continue reading

April 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

THE SALVATOR MUNDI CAPER PART 2

WE LEFT Salvator Mundi with the right number of thumbs and a mixed royal provenance. We ain’t heard nothin’ yet. Here in Part 2 are a Russian oligarch, a Saudi … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

THE SALVATOR MUNDI CAPER PART 1

HERE ARE ALL the makings of a good whodunit: A da Vinci original. Or is it? A beheaded English king passes it on. But is he the only royal involved? … Continue reading

April 6, 2019 · Leave a comment