A Case of Correspondence: Part 2

A series of communications (employing means as varied as re-used post cards and the agony columns of the Times) has come to light between Mary Russell and Other Important People, which will be revealed during the Twenty Weeks of Buzz. It follows the 1992 (not a typo!) tale published last year as MyStory (or, The Case of the Ravening Sherlockians.) The current saga posts in its legible version Wednesdays on Russell’s MySpace blog, then as the original documents Fridays here on Mutterings.

Many of the messages seem to have been delivered by messenger service or in envelopes since lost—unfortunate for the sake of our research, but perhaps understandable when one considers the momentous gravity of matters at stake.

(I should mention that the full significance of the story will not become clear until one has read The God of the Hive, available in April–although members of the Virtual Book Club are debating it nonetheless…)

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  1. Strawberry Curls on January 8, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Beautiful handwriting, but hard to read. I can’t wait to read what happens next, and to see if I can figure out what is going on.


  2. Erin on January 8, 2010 at 9:19 am

    What would a handwriting expert have to say about that handwriting, I wonder?

  3. Jessica on January 9, 2010 at 5:26 am

    I just love the full name of Russell’s club – ” The Vicissitude Hotel for Ladies” just rolls off the tongue so nicely.

  4. RussellHolmes on January 10, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Neat handwriting! But I like Russell’s better somehow…

    I can’t wait for the book, I’ve been counting down the weeks!

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