|Al Gregory with the Hound at the Sherlock Holmes Museum|
My publisher, the estimable Steve Emecz, recently met with Al Gregory, BSI, at the Sherlock Holmes Hotel in London and donated several books from MX Publishing for his Holmes collection. Among them was The Official Papers Into the Matter Known as The Hound of theBaskervilles by Kieron Freeburn. Steve suggested that I interview Al. Our exchange was fascinating.
First, some background: Al lives in Verona, NJ. He is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars with the investiture of "The Grimpen Postmaster," who appears in Chapter VII of The Hound. “It's the perfect investiture for a retired postal worker who is such a Houndian,” Al says. His car license plate reads GRIMPEN. Al is also a member of the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes with the investiture of "The Coptic Monasteries of Syria and Egypt" and a member of Mrs. Hudson's Cliffdwellers of NJ. He has written for The Baker Street Journal (U.S.) and The Sherlock Holmes Journal (UK).