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Thursday, March 25, 2004

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More than 40 years ago, private papers and personal artifacts that belonged to the sleuth's creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, were reportedly spirited away during a family dispute over his estate. Many scholars began to doubt the existence of the manuscripts and sketches. Others feared they had been destroyed.

Christie's auction house provided an ending to the story Wednesday, saying the "lost" collection had been held for decades at a London law office.

Perhaps one more story hidden in those papers? Dare we dream?

There's no place like Holmes. . .


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"Mary Celeste still mystifies, intrigues"

131 years later and the mystery endures. . .from the Dover-Sherborn Press

Last Thursday at the Sherborn Library, Faith Tiberio confronted a 131-year-old mystery of the sea - a mystery that's puzzled generations of historians, ghost hunters, armchair detectives (including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) and above all, Tiberio's great-grandparents.


I must extend a debt of gratitude to Brian at WeirdWriter for his fine example. WeirdWriter is endlessly fascinating and I suggest you visit often.

"I bid you . . . welcome."

And so it begins. . .a journey into the unknown and mysterious. Come with me, won't you? Let us see what curious things await us. . .

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