Monday, December 28, 2020

Guest Post: Barbara Rusch, BSI, ASH

I have a lovely treat for my Sherlockian friends! A beautiful (and unusual pastiche) involving Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dr. Watson and, of course, Mr. Holmes.

Barbara is an eminent Canadian Sherlockian (the letters following her name clearly proclaim that anyway) - and I'm happy and honoured that she agreed to share her wonderful piece with us. It was originally published by The Crew of the Barque Lone Star in their anthology "A Case of Agony" (November 2020).

What are you waiting for? Go read this super story HERE!

Monday, November 30, 2020

Proceedings of the Pondicherry Lodge: Winter 2020

Yes, it is that time of the year again! So, what are you waiting for? Go, take a look at our e-magazine!

As always, it is free to read and free for download and distribution. Let's spread some Sherlockian cheer, shall we?

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Author Interview - John Worth

A fantastic Sherlockian book I had a chance to read recently - "The Making of a Man" resulted in an interview with the author, John Worth.

To see the interview and some details about the book - click here.

Believe me, it's an absolute treat!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Welcoming the Quizmaster of SHSI!

As our members are aware, our Quizmaster, Anuj Dutt, has been more or less single-handedly keeping SHSI discussions going during these uncertain times.

And now, all the goodness of SHSI quizzes will have a new address - The Quizmaster's Page. See the top button on the right hand side as well.

Anuj is a fantastic quizmaster, and if you win one of his quizzes, you should be very proud of yourself.

Now, without further ado, head over to the quiz page!

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Proceedings of the Pondicherry Lodge: Summer 2020

Our biggest issue ever!

Click here or use the tab on the side to access the e-magazine. Yes, it's still free!

Hope all my Sherlockians are staying safe in these trying times. Take care!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Winter 2019 issue of Proceedings of the Pondicherry Lodge

Here you are, my good Sherlockians! Head over to the specific site for the new (and all older issues) of our e-magazine!

Click here or use the tab on the side.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Villains, Victims and Violets

A man leaves his fiancĂ©e in the night fog and is never seen alive again. A woman escapes mob life for Norfolk, England, only to find notes in the garden in the secret code of her mobster suitor. The final message is “[p]repare to meet thy God.” A maid, torn from her bed by the butler who spurned her, is brought on a midnight hunt for a long-hidden treasure. As the man drops into the treasure chamber, the seal is lowered, and she leaves him to suffocate.
Sherlock Holmes has become known as one of the most complex, accessible characters in historical and modern literature. You’ll see every subject under the sun—forensics, philosophy, cooking, analytical thinking, and, of course, London—reconsidered through the lens of Sherlock Holmes. The female characters in his world are faced with unique situations. The answers they often find involve this aloof person who is repeatedly deemed sexist by modern writers. Holmes’ fictional biographer, John Watson, reports in one adventure that Holmes has an aversion to women.
Is this consistently true? As for the women, coming into his world can be lifesaving or hazardous.So it’s long since time to apply a different lens to the women who engage and motivate Sherlock Holmes. The center of each essay is agency—the opportunities for independence and self-determination, which were few and far between in Victorian England—and the particular character’s role in the story. What we find all too often are silences around the women. And yet, women in the stories—clients, villains, victims, and Violets—are pivotal in the world of Sherlock Holmes.