The Baker Street Babes
Episode 15: A Game of Shadows

Babes Curly, Ardy, Taylor, and Marie chat with Honorary Babe Lyndsay Faye about the Guy Ritchie sequel. We fawn over Jared Harris, applaud antithesis, bitch over the ladies, and laugh a ridiculous amount, as well as get a little sad. But most importantly we discuss Guy Ritchie's alarming hatred of trees. Star Wars and Batman make appearances, as Lyndsay's monkey voice.

As a BONUS, we also talk about the new Sherlock Series 2 trailers (that were out as of 12/20), our excitement bubbling over about the new series, and how, when it comes to it, Sherlock will always beat Guy Ritchie's films. Maybe if he didn't hate trees so much. There are NO SPOILERS for Sherlock Series 2 discussed if you have seen the trailers released by the BBC. Don't worry, we wouldn't do that to you.

Stay tuned for a message about SherlockNYC's AMAZING events in The Big Apple.

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Episode 14: Les Klinger

Just in time for Game of Shadows, our interview with Les Klinger is a knock out. Sherlockian scholarship and Brad Pitt jumping his neighbor's fence, this episode is as much of us interviewing him as it is just a full on discussion of why we love Sherlock Holmes, in all his forms. Learn all about his dinner date with Robert Downey Jr, A Study in Sherlock, and quite a bit of banter!

Babes: Curly, Ardy, and Jenn.

Stayed tuned also from a message from Maria (from Episode 2!) about The German Sherlock Holmes Society, Undershaw, and Sherlocon! A Sherlock Holmes convention happening at the end of August, 2012! Find out more at

You can follow Les on Twitter @lklinger and go to his website

Les Klinger is a legend in the Sherlockian world. He is the editor of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, a three book edition of all of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes fiction with extensive annotations, “hailed as the definitive exegesis of Holmes and his times;” the book won an Edgar Award.

He is the consultant of the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes movies starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. He also edited the scholarly ten-volume Sherlock Holmes Reference Library, a heavily annotated edition of the entire Sherlock Holmes canon, and The New Annotated Dracula, an annotated version of Bram Stoker’s novel.

He published two collections of classic fiction in 2011, In the Shadow of Dracula and In the Shadow of Sherlock Holmes, both from IDW. In 2011, he co-edited with Laurie R. King The Grand Game, a two-volume collection of classical Sherlockian scholarship, published by The Baker Street Irregulars, and A Study in Sherlock, a collection of stories by all-star writers inspired by the Sherlock Holmes tales (Random House).

Klinger is a member of the Sherlock Holmes literary club called The Baker Street Irregulars, as well as numerous other Sherlockian societies. He served three terms as chapter president of the Southern California chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. He is a member of Sisters in Crime, the Horror Writers Association (and currently serves on the Board of HWA), the Dracula Society, and the Transylvanian Society of Dracula.

He’s also just a really nice guy.

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Episode 13: Undershaw

Never have we had a more important episode than this. Undershaw was the home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle from 1897 to 1907, and the residence where he wrote The Hound of The Baskervilles and The Return of Sherlock Holmes, as well as his piece on The great Boer War which earned him a knighthood. Many literary giants visited him within these personally designed walls, including J.M. Barrie, Bram Stoker, and Virginia Wolfe... not to mention his own illustrator Sidney Paget. This episode speaks with The Undershaw Preservation Trust's Lynn Gale and author of "An Entirely New Country," Alistair Duncan about the plight of Undershaw, why it needs to be saved, and how we're trying to do that.

The Waverly Borough Council wants to chop up this historic home into blocks of flats while The Undershaw Preservation Trust and its supporters want to preserve the home as a museum, working literary center, and a place for Sherlock Holmes fans to walk in the footsteps of the prolific writer.

The date for the Judicial Review to try and stop the developers is announced during this episode, as well as the airing of Caitlin Obom's anthem for Undershaw, "Not Our Glory." Listen also for details on Alistair's new book about Conan Doyle's time at Undershaw and the surrounding country. There's a lot of passion in this episode, but also a lot of laughs, and even some anger. It's an important one.

Babes: Curly, Ardy, and Marie
Guests: Lynn Gale and Alistair Duncan

For information on Undershaw please go to...
Follow @spiritangel04 and @Save_Undershaw
The Undershaw Preservation Trust on Facebook

For news from Alistair Duncan...
Follow @alistaird221b
Buy "An Entirely New Country" here

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Episode 12: Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz in the author of The House of Silk, a book that has the Sherlockian and Holmesian world reeling. Endorsed by The Arthur Conan Doyle Estate, some have called it canon, while others say it's just another pastiche. Babe, Jenn sits down with the popular author of the Alex Rider series and talks the story, how it came about, what fueled it, and who Anthony would have tea with.

Please note that while the majority of background noise has been removed, this interview took place in a hotel lobby and there may be some doors slamming.

You can buy The House of Silk now at all major bookstores and online.


Remember, we're online! Facebook - Twitter - tumblr and of course at

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The Great Sherlock Holmes Debate

The Great Sherlock Holmes Debate took place on November 10th, featuring audience members from over 20 countries and panelists from all walks of Sherlockiana, including yours truly! The Baker Street Babes captained Team 1: BBC Sherlock in the debate to see which Sherlock Holmes adaptation has the most prolific effect on the 21st Century audience, keeping the spirit of Sherlock Holmes alive and expanding its notoreity.

We had an AMAZING team, which included;

Babes Curly, Ardy, Taylor, and Jenn, Jules, Emma, and David from Sherlockology, Roger Johnson of The Sherlock Holmes Society of London, Charlotte Ann Walters (Barefoot on Baker Street) and Dan Andriacco (Baker Street Beat) of Episode 10, and Kate Workman.

Seriously, thank you all SO much. We are happy to share this with you all, and we hope you enjoy!


You can read more about the debate at MX Publishing's tumblr here

You can find the slides with expanded arguments at the following link: Final Slides This way you can even follow along with the audio!

Many thanks to Steve Emecz for organizing the debate, which was no small feat.

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Episode 11: Paget & The Image of Sherlock Holmes

The iconic illustrator of Sherlock Holmes was accidentally Sidney Paget. In this episode we take a look at the image he created for Sherlock Holmes that still resonates today, as well as why poor Watson isn't known for anything other than his mustache, and why Moriarty can't swim. Some Chinese, some Christmas wishlists, and enough laughter to go around as always, Episode 11 features Babes Curly, Jenn, and Kafers.

Stick around for a message from Ardy and a beautiful song called 'Science of Deduction' by Rhiannon, aka

And be sure to check out our Facebook page

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Episode 10: Charlotte Walters & Dan Andriacco

Curly speaks with authors Charlotte Walters, of Barefoot On Baker Street, and Dan Andriacco of Baker Street Beat about their writing, their love of Holmes, and The Great Sherlock Holmes Debate. Listen to find out who Charlotte would have tea with from the canon, how Reichenbach Falls turns off and on, and some insight on the arguments Team BBC Sherlock will be putting up for The Great Sherlock Holmes Debate. This plus a special birthday announcement and a Hound Of The Baskervilles parody song from A Study In Scandal in Toronto, performed by Karen Campbell and Craig Brink of The Bootmakers of Toronto.


Info on The Great Sherlock Holmes Debate

The Great Sherlock Holmes Debate takes place online on Thursday 10th November at 8pm GMT (3pm EST).


Charlotte's Blog: Barefoot On Baker Street

Dan's Blog: Baker Street Beat

Baker Street Babes' Bookshop:

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Episode 9: We Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

In this episode the Babes discuss television shows that are inspired by Sherlock Holmes, including House, The Mentalist, Doctor Who, Monk, and Psych. We also welcome Honorary (and Lithuanian) Babe, Sigita, to help with the analysis.

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Episode 8: Laurie R. King - Of Bees & Babes

In this episode, Babe Ardy, with her Helpers Sarah and Amy take on board Laurie R. King, author of the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series, fresh off a two-week promotional tour for the latest book in the series, The Pirate King. Apart from the world of swashbuckling on the silver screen and women in the canon (with a particular emphasis on blondes), we also talk about Sherlockian scholarship, Russell on screen, and how to successfully cross the worlds of Edwardian England and modern-day San Francisco.

For your further edification, links to things we mention in this episode:

You can find out all about Laurie on her website, and if you’re on Twitter, you can follow Mary Russell and Les Klinger.

  • The Grand Game vol.1 : the first of two volumes of Sherlockian scholarship, co-edited with Leslie S. Klinger. The second volume is still under way.
  • A Study in Sherlock: A collection of short stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes canon, also co-edited with Leslie S. Klinger. Short story authors include Neil Gaiman, Lee Child, and Margaret Maron.
  • The Mary Russell Companion: A free ebook with excerpts from each of the Russell books, in case the podcast has made you curious and you want to start reading ;)
  • The Art of Detection: The crossover of the worlds of Kate Martinelli and Mary Russell.
  • The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: Les Klinger’s edition of the Canon. Prepare for a lot of footnotes.
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Episode 7: Villains, Bad Guys, & Adversaries

In the great battle of nefarious naughty boys, will Charles August Milverton or Professor Moriarty prove victorious? Babes Curly, Ardy, Jenn, & Kafers tackle the villains of the Sherlock Holmes world in this chatty and slightly cracky episode. We talk about everyone from darling Milvy to dark and dastardly Stapleton to maybe sympathetic Jefferson Hope.

Moriarty, of course, gets his time to shine as we talk about the various incarnations of his character including BBC Sherlock's Andrew Scott and the slightly corpse-like Russian version. On a scale of one to ten, how likely is this John Watson to shoot a tiger? Oh, don't know what we're talking about? Well, obviously you need to listen!

There is a fun new song about Moriarty at the end by the ever so talented Caitlin Obom, and MAJOR thanks to everyone who sent in questions and comments. Enjoy! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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