‘A real downright snorter […] we’ll have the pressmen down like flies when they understand it’
Hi, and thanks for those of you who were at the meeting last night, it was a really interesting discussion ranging from reading practices, Holmes’s love of trashy literature, his foul smelling pipe, Moriarty’s class status, and Anglo-American relations. If anyone wants to come along next Monday please do join us.
Anyway, chapters 3 and 4 have been sent out, and we leave London to find out more about ‘The Tragedy at Birlstone’ and the murder of John Douglas. What do you make of White Mason, Mrs Douglas and Cecil Barker? What of the mysterious calling card, and the ominous mark on Douglas’s arm? I am particularly struck with the suggestive gruesomeness of the illustration of Holmes investigating the body. If you have any thoughts about the chapters so far do let us know in the comments below. Chapter 5 follows on Thursday.
Cheerio for now,