RIP: Sherlockian Robert Adey

From Bill Crider’s Pop Culture Magazine, I learned that mystery scholar Robert Adey has died.

Robert Adey

Robert Adey

As part of the 223B Casebook project, I bought a copy of his collection of Sherlockian pastiches “As It Might Have Been” from Calabash Press. He found 38 stories that were published from 1894 to 1958, from obscure sources such as “Amateur Wireless,” “Carry On: The Armstrong Munition Workers’ Christmas Magazine,” “Lika Joko” (a competitor to Punch) and “The Gazette of the Third London General Hospital.” Some of these will appear in the Casebook series, thanks to his ferreting skills worthy of Holmes himself. Even though I’ll never meet him, he will be missed.