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Emeritus professor, expert to speak at Sherlockian weekend

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Missouri State University emeritus professor Dr. James O’Brien will be this year’s Distinguished Speaker at the Baker Street Irregulars and Friends Weekend in New York City.

The Weekend is an annual gathering of the oldest literary society dedicated to Sherlock Holmes, and this year will be celebrating the 160th birthday of the iconic detective. O’Brien recently authored the Edgar Award winning “The Scientific Sherlock Holmes,” which focuses on the science behind Holmes’ deductive skills.

For more information, contact Dr. Tammy Jahnke, dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, at (417) 836-5249 or TameraJahnke@MissouriState.edu.

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