Wednesday, July 6, 2022

one might think that you were afraid of our finding something out” [PRIO] 



The first week of the month means it's time for another round of Mr. Sherlock Holmes the Theorist, in which we take a look at a piece of old Sherlockian scholarship and discuss it anew. In this case, it's Trevor Hall's essay "A Note on The Priory School" from his book Sherlock Holmes: Ten Literary Studies.

Hall manages to find a clue buried later in "The Blanched Soldier" and traces it back to "The Priory School." What he found is enough to shock even the most devoted fans of Thorneycroft Huxtable, M.A., Ph.D., etc. It's just a Trifle.



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Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

run down to the advertising agency and have this put in the evening papers” [BLUE] 



We know Sherlock Holmes valued the agony column; we discussed that previously on Episode 50. Looking back at a paper by an advertising executive from the mid-20th century — a real-life Mad Man — we find the makings of an expert copywriter and marketer.

We even identify a media buyer. All of this and more, related to advertising in the Canon. It's just a Trifle.



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Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

“the rest of that strange company” [DANC] 



Men and women from professions of all kinds consulted Sherlock Holmes. And throughout the Canon we're introduced to a number of companies, either by name or type of business. 

But some of them stand out because of their unusual categories. Strange company, indeed. It's just a Trifle.



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Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

“much addicted” [TWIS] 



This month's Masters Class brings us back to a Morley-Montgomery Award-winning article from The Baker Street Journal.

Susan Rice wrote "Watson's Hidden Addiction" for Vol. 47, No. 2 (June 1997) of the BSJ, and it concerned a significant flaw in Watson's character. Perhaps "flaw" is not the right word — let's call it a weakness. She even found a syndrome that would explain it. It's just a Trifle.



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Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
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Scott Monty and Burt Wolder are both members of the Baker Street Irregulars, the literary society dedicated to Sherlock Holmes. They have co-hosted the popular show I Hear of Everywhere since June 2007.

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