A Case in Correspondence: Part Nineteen

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. To review the story, follow the sequence here.

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 now–although members of the Virtual Book Club are debating it nonetheless…)

The Times of London, May 7, 1992:


  1. Rachel on May 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Wow… Every time I watch Judi Dench in James Bond movies now, I’ll think of M for Mycroft.

  2. Barbara Harrison on May 9, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Just finished reading God of the Hive. Loved it. Disagree with the publishers on the title though, The Green Man would have worked better in my opinion.

  3. RussellHolmes on May 10, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Please don’t spoil GOTH! I am taking my time because usually if I get my hands on a new Russell & Holmes book, it takes me a few hours in one day to finish it, and then there’s not as much joy afterwords. I cannot wait until the end so I can understand what’s going on in this “Case of Correspondence”.

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