In Episode 43, Col and I look at ‘The Leather Funnel’ by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Conan Doyle is more famous for his Sherlock Holmes stories which, as we all know, follow the adventures of a hero who is driven by pure logic and material evidence. Each time Holmes is faced with something potentially supernatural (The Sussex Vampire, The Hound of the Baskervilles, etc) he finds the solution to the puzzle is grounded in the normal, rather than the paranormal.
But in this story we meet a character who shares Holmes’ incisive abilities and sharp knowledge, yet this is all directed to an understanding of the supernatural. Well worth checking out.