The Bound of the Astorbilts (223B Casebook)

Sherlock Holmes parodies Bookman coverToday’s Sherlock Holmes parody from 1902 plays off “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” It appeared in the June 1902 issue of The Bookman, a magazine with a distinguished history of covering the Conan Doyle beat. The magazine published so many distinguished pieces that they were compiled by S.E. Dahlinger and Leslie S. Klinger. “Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle and The Bookman” is available from Gasogene Books. (Mystery Scene magazine praised it highly.)

Charlton Andrews (1878-1939) was a multi-talented Harvard-educated writer. He taught at the high school and college levels, wrote for newspapers in Indianapolis, New York, and Paris, and wrote plays and screenplays.

Note: The Robinson mentioned in the last line refers to journalist Fletcher Robinson (1870-1907). Robinson guided Doyle around his native Dartmoor and told him the legend of the squire and the demonic hounds that inspired “Hound.” There has been speculation about how much Robinson had to do with the writing of “Hounds.” Even more bizarre, some have contended that Robinson died young under sinister circumstances.

Sherlock Holmes parodies and pastiches published during Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s lifetime (plus later ones I liked) — are published here every Monday and Friday. The up-to-date list can be found here.

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