PROFILE BY GASLIGHT by Edgar W. ed. Smith

PROFILE BY GASLIGHT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A Holmes item by Baker Street Irregulars, and others: - Vincent Starrett, Heywood Broun, Howard Haycraft, Dorothy Sayres, Rex Stout, etc, who join forces to ferret out evidence from ""the Sacred Writings"" on the books in Holmes' library, on the facts of his addiction to drugs, on his coat of arms (controversy here) and his family tree, on his dental work and the part his dentist plays in his cases, on his other friends. An old scandal crops up -- was ""Watson"" a woman? Data on Baker Street, on Mrs. Hudson's career as his housekeeper, on Holmes' marksmanship, on people, places, cryptograms and so on in the stories. All going to show that after all Sherlock Holmes is one of the immortals. There's a section on the Baker Street Irregulars, their formation and meetings and songs; there are quotations from Holmes himself--and a bibliography. What's your market?

Publisher: Simon & Schuster