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Audio Podcast: On the Case in Hanover

Barbara Jones, of Grantham, uses a magnifying glass to examine a Sherlock Holmes book during a monthly gathering of the Sherlock Holmes Club at the Howe Library in Hanover last week. (Liz Faiella photograph)

Barbara Jones, of Grantham, uses a magnifying glass to examine a Sherlock Holmes book during a monthly gathering of the Sherlock Holmes Club at the Howe Library in Hanover last week. (Liz Faiella photograph)

Hanover — At last week’s meeting of the Sherlock Holmes Club, none of the attendees smoked a pipe or sported a deerstalker hat. Though Barbara Jones, of Grantham, did bring her magnifying glass.

Every month, 20 or so Sherlockians, mystery enthusiasts and history buffs gather at the Howe Library, where they delve into the world of everyone’s favorite nineteenth-century sleuth. Meetings usually center on one of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, but discussion topics range from Victorian-era poisons to the early history of the telephone.

Hanover resident and devoted Sherlockian Tom Brydges founded the club seven years ago. “People enjoy the camaraderie,” Brydges says. “It seems to have attracted a group which just plain enjoys being together.”

Want to know what a meeting sounds like? We visited the club to find out. Listen to our latest podcast above.