Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Story of the Strand Magazine or A New Periodical in Bohemia

A Scandal in Bohemia marks the first Sherlock Holmes short story to be 1) written, and 2) published in the famous Strand Magazine. The importance of The Strand Magazine in making Holmes a phenomenon – and Conan Doyle rich – cannot be overstated. So, instead of rattling on a bunch more about the actual story (which […]

Ep. 3A – A Scandalous Addendum

So urgently did we need to tell you all the stuff we forgot about ‘A Scandal in Bohemia,’ that we’re giving you this bonus of 10-ish minutes of …  more stuff, really.

Ep. 3 – A Scandal in Bohemia

‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ is the first of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories. Published monthly in the new Strand Magazine, starting in 1891, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes turned Holmes into a phenomenon. They also made Conan Doyle famous and, eventually, rich. It is in this story that we first meet the infamous Irene […]

Footnote 1 – Happy Birthday Sherlock!

January 6th is reckoned by some to be Holmes’ birthday, mainly because it’s the 12th day / night of Christmas and Twelfth Night is the only Shakespeare play that Holmes quotes twice. Also, in the opening of The Valley of Fear, which takes place on January 7th, Holmes comes across as (according to some, but […]