Time Essay: Sherlock Holmes: The Case Of the Strange Erasures

Not only was the tape doctored deliberately, but it probably occurred on the machine that Miss Woods used. Certainly a very limited number of people in the White House would have had access to that machine. Sherlock Holmes has solved a lot tougher cases than that, either by induction or deduction.

—Representative John B. Anderson, Republican of Illinois

There had been celebrated clients before. My friend Sherlock Holmes had solved the little matter of the Vatican cameos for His Holiness the Pope, as I noted in my modest chronicle The Hound of the Baskervilles;...

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