Written by Sherlock Holmes's trusted friend, this intriguing scrapbook contains the notes on which Dr. Watson's later, more detailed, accounts are based. It includes newspaper articles, sketches, and maps, with each one reproduced as a historical artifact--complete with tears, fold marks, handwritten annotations, and stains. Glassine "evidence bags" preserve 15 of these items, so readers can easily remove and study them.
Removable memorabilia includes:
* Hand-drawn floor plan of the crime scene ("The Adventure of the Empty House") where the Honorable Ronald Adair, son of the Earl of Maynooth, was killed in an apparently motiveless crime
* Telegram summoning Holmes to the case of the Norwood Builder ("The Adventure of the Norwood Builder")
* Slightly torn piece of paper featuring a sequence of dancing stick men ("The Adventure of the Dancing Men")
* Crumpled notice in paper enquiring the whereabouts of Miss Violet Smith and her recently widowed mother ("The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist")
Joel Jessup is a freelance writer. He has written for a variety of animation television programmes, including Frankenstein's Cat, The Pinky and Perky Show, The Mr Hell Show and the award-winning Foxbusters.