Sherlockian Stories and Studies
A Sherlock Holmes fan for most of her life, Gayle Lange Puhl has collected in this volume her latest stories and studies on the Great Detective. Included here are her well-reviewed “Colonel Warburton’s Madness” and “The Blood-Splattered Bridge,” plus other entertaining adventures. Essays on various Sherlockian subjects are also covered. Notable among them are the history of the real Criterion Bar and the contents of the Agra Treasure box. Discover the importance of pigs in the Canon (it is more than bacon!). Join in the fun of linking actor Wiliam Gillette, the first filmed Holmes, to today’s BBC SHERLOCK’s Benedict Cumberbatch.
Gayle Lange Puhl, ASH, is a past Solitary Typist of The Criterion Bar Association and the founder of two Sherlock Holmes scions. She has been published in The Baker Street Journal, The Devon County Chronicle, and The Serpentine Muse, the magazine of the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes.
“Gayle Lange Puhl is especially effective in “Colonel Warburton’s Madness”, in which, atypically, Watson is the entry point for an investigation. Puhl’s account of Watson’s old commanding officer’s apparent bout of insanity, set in a remote estate in the Lake District, is not only highly atmospheric but cleverly resolves one of the most infamous apparently continuity errors in the original stories.”
Author Gayle Lange Puhl