THE BATTERED TIN DISPATCH BOX MAKES A FINAL APPEARANCE
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. . .