Long-lost original Sherlock Holmes story discovered
A long-lost unseen Sherlock Holmes story written by Arthur Conan Doyle has been found in an attic in Scotland. The story titled “Sherlock Holmes: Discovering the Border Burghs and, By Deduction, the Brig Bazaar” was discovered by 80-year-old historian Walter Elliot in his attic in the Scottish town of Selkirk. According to Elliot he found the 1,300-word story amongst a collection put together to raise funds for the town when it was hit by floods at the beginning of the 20th century. The collection is currently on display at the Selkirk Pop Up Community Museum.
Elliot added referring to the collection. “I’ve had this book for about 40 or 50 years. I must have got it from a friend because I can’t remember buying it from anyone.”