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The Joan Spencer Mysteries: A Violist Investigates

by David M. Bynog In 1986, with the publication of Murder in C Major, Sara Hoskinson Frommer introduced readers to a new musical heroine: Joan Spencer. Since the success of the first book, five additional mystery novels in the series have followed, with a new volume currently in production. Set in the fictitious town of […]


Quick, Watson, the Fiddle

by Rolfe Boswell [Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in October 1948 in The Baker Street Journal. Reprinted with kind permission.] SHERLOCK HOLMES was not a violinist, though the world has believed, according to Doyle, that he was. Perhaps some Baker Street Irregulars may regard such a dogmatic statement as un­Conanical, if not heretical, flouting […]