My next two events ahead focus on one of the most notorious killers in Victorian England and the greatest detective of the era too.
On Monday evening, October 25, I’ll be interviewing Dean Jobb about his terrific new book, The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Serial Killer. I already had the chance to talk with Dean at the History Book Festival back in the summer and looking forward to this second talk as part of the Fall for the Book Festival. Be sure to register here for this virtual event, beginning that night at 7 p.m.
Then on Saturday, November 6, I’ll be at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore—in person!—for the 42nd (?!?!) annual “Saturday with Sherlock Holmes,” presented in partnership with several local Sherlock Holmes scion societies: the Six Napoleons of Baltimore, the Sherlockians of Baltimore, and Watson’s Tin Box of Ellicott City. The event begins at 11 a.m., and the subject of the day’s talks will be extraordinary objects in the canon—though my own chosen object seems perhaps more ordinary than extraordinary: “Cycling with Sherlock: Bicycles in the Adventures of ’The Solitary Cyclist’ and ’The Priory School.’” Find more information here.
Hope to see you soon—either virtually or in person!