Sherlock Mondays

Date / Time

  • April 15, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • April 22, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


This program is sponsored by Lisa Washington.

The Rosenbach’s new Biblioventure series will focus on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. We’re taking a deep-dive into the adventures of the world’s first consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his assistant, Dr. John Watson, as they battle the criminal forces of London. We’ll begin with the first case, A Study in Scarlet, and continue with each story as they were chronologically published, finishing with “The Adventure of the Empty House.”  Twenty-seven stories in 30 weeks. Host Edward G. Pettit and a rotating group of cohosts will have a conversational annotation about each story, providing context and insight about Doyle and his creation. Join us for an extended visit to 221B Baker Street: 

A yellow fog swirls past the window-pane
As night descends upon this fabled street:
A lonely hansom splashes through the rain,
The ghostly gas lamps fail at twenty feet.
Here, though the world explode, these two survive,
And it is always eighteen ninety-five. 

  — from Vincent Starrett’s poem “221B” 

 The Rosenbach holds in its collection first editions of some of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books, as well as the handwritten manuscript of “The Adventure of the Empty House.”  Our founder Dr. Rosenbach was deeply committed to mystery and crime literature, corresponded with the famous Sherlockian and founder of the Baker Street Irregulars, Christopher Morley, and once purchased Doyle’s personal crime library.   

Whether you are a seasoned Sherlockian who has read the entire canon, or an aficionado of the various screen portrayals of Sherlock, all are welcome to join us in this one-of-a-kind Biblioventure live every Monday (or watch the replay videos) beginning September 18, 2023 and running until April 2024. 

Meet the Cohosts and Special Guests


Watch all our already aired episodes here. 


September 18 – A Study in Scarlet (1887) part 1  

 pdf A Study in Scarlet in Beeton’s Christmas Annual

September 25 – A Study in Scarlet (1887) part 2  

October 2 – The Sign of the Four (1890) part 1 

pdf The Sign of the the Four in Lippincott’s Magazine

October 9 – The Sign of the Four (1890) part 2 

October 16 – A Scandal in Bohemia (July 1891)  

pdf A Scandal in Bohemia

October 23 – The Red-Headed League (August 1891) 

pdf The Red-Headed League

October 30 – A Case of Identity (September 1891) 

pdf A Case of Identity

November 6 – The Boscombe Valley Mystery (October 1891) 

pdf The Boscombe Valley Mystery

November 13 – The Five Orange Pips (November 1891) 

pdf The Five Orange Pips

November 20 – The Man with the Twisted Lip (December 1891)  

pdf The Man with the Twisted Lip

November 27 – The Adventure of the Speckled Band (February 1892) 

pdf The Speckled Band

December 4 – The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb (March 1892) 

pdf The Engineer’s Thumb

December 11 – The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (April 1892)  

pdf The Noble Bachelor

December 18 – The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (January 1892) 

pdf The Blue Carbuncle


January 8 – The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (May 1892) 

pdf The Beryl Coronet

January 15 – The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (June 1892) 

pdf The Copper Beeches

January 22 – The Adventure of Silver Blaze (December 1892)  

pdf Silver Blaze

January 29 – The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (January 1893)  

pdf The Cardboard Box

February 5 – The Adventure of the Yellow Face (February 1893) 

pdf The Yellow Face

February 12 – The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk (March 1893) 

pdf The Stockbroker’s Clerk

February 19 – The Adventure of the Gloria Scott (April 1893)  

pdf The Gloria Scott

February 26 – The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual (May 1893) 

pdf The Musgrave Ritual

March 4 – The Adventure of the Reigate Squire (June 1893) 

pdf of The Reigate Squire

March 11 – The Adventure of the Crooked Man (July 1893) 

pdf of The Crooked Man

March 18 – The Adventure of the Resident Patient (August 1893)  

pdf of The Resident Patient

March 25 – The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter (September 1893) 

pdf of The Greek Interpreter

April 1 – The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (October–November 1893) 

pdf of The Naval Treaty

April 8 – The Final Problem (December 1893) 

pdf of The Final Problem

April 15 – The Adventure of the Empty House (October 1903)  

pdf of The Empty House The Strand Magazine

pdf of The Empty House Colliers Magazine

April 22 – Wrap-up show