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Category Archives: The Game is Afoot

SHERLOCK HOLMES—CRYPTOLOGIST

WHAT WITH international intrigue being leaked right, left and center these days, I am au courant in discussing Sherlock Holmes’ involvement in such matters, as detailed by chronicler Dr. John … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

HOLMES AND OUR PRESIDENTS

GIVEN THAT we’re bracketing the birthdays of two of our greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, what better time to celebrate presidential linkages with the world’s greatest consulting detective, … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

WATSON’S WAR WOUND

THERE’S A LOT OF scholarship, some of it contradictory, regarding the war wound of Dr. John H. Watson, chronicler of the world’s greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. Exactly where was … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

ON HOLMESIAN HOLIDAYS

HOW DID THE world’s greatest consulting detective celebrate the holidays? I’ve cited Canonical evidence for his Victorian Christmas. But what about New Year’s? Given that his birthday was coming on … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

HOLMES AND A TRAIN BLUFF

SHERLOCK HOLMES may have bluffed his chronicler Dr. John H. Watson during a train trip in their “Silver Blaze” adventure. I’m particularly fond of this tale and its implications because … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

HOLMES PEDALS HIMSELF INTO A CORNER

HOW DID HOLMES deduce a cyclist’s direction of travel? This continues yesterday’s discussion here, ”Pedaling It All Over (Victorian) Town. ” In “The Adventure of the Priory School,” Holmes says … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

PEDALING IT ALL OVER (VICTORIAN) TOWN

SHERLOCK HOLMES CLAIMED he could identify the direction of Victorian bicycle travel merely by examining its tire er… for him, tyre tracks. What’s more, as recently as December 2014, this … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment