Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Episode 349 – Suicides in the Sherlock Holmes Stories

“I only breathe it among ourselves—a suicide” [GOLD]

LISTENER ADVISORY: This episode contains mentions of suicide, which some listeners may find disturbing.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and as part of our series on monthly observances, we take a look at suicides in the Canon.

Sherlock Holmes was never called in to investigate a suicide, but he encountered a few, along with a number of instances when suicide was attempted, assumed, and ruled out. 

Suicide is never a trifle, and if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please dial 988.
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Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
Publisher Info.: Washington, DC: United States Marine Band

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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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