Christmas 2010 News Bulletin

“It arrived upon Christmas morning, in company with a good fat goose.”


‘The Compliments Of The Season.’

We’d very much like to wish, not just our Crewmates, but Holmesians, Sherlockians and Doyleans everywhere the traditional ‘compliments of the season.’  For people like us, it wouldn’t quite be Christmas without the Sherlock Holmes seasonal story – The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle.  You can read it in full online if you go to our Stories Page.


British High Court To Rule On Undershaw.

Thanks to our member Paul Spiring, we’ve just learnt that Conan Doyle’s former home at Hindhead could yet be saved from the developers.

‘Why Not Tell Them Of The Cornish Horror – Strangest Case I Have Handled.’

The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot was first published in the Strand Magazine in December 1910.  You’ll find the full text on our Stories Page.  The Crew celebrated this publication centenary with a quiz, study and poetry at the 28 November 2010 RSS.

An Irish Take On ‘The Supreme Adventure.’

RTE Radio 1 broadcast The Hound of the Baskervilles in two parts on 24 and 31 October 2010.  Adapted by Declan Hughes, it starred Robert O’Mahoney as Holmes and Owen Roe as Watson.

“There Is Material Here.  There Is Scope.”

The Log 4, our latest annual journal was published in electronic and print formats on 28 November 2010.  An eclectic mix of scholarly essays, reviews, correspondence, quizzes, Sherlock everywhere and more is contained therein – details on request from

“Is There Any Point To Which You Would Draw My Attention?”

C-Extra, our irregular e-newsletter was published on 17 December 2010.  It contains the SH TV schedules (UK and Ireland only) for Christmas 2010, laced with some critical comments.  Unfortunately not too much excitement this time around, but if you still want a free copy email before 24 December 2010.