The Reigate Puzzle: A Lawyerly Annotated Edition

Green Bag Almanac & Reader, pp. 108-167, 2016

George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 16-13

60 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2016

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Catherine Cooke

Independent

Cattleya M. Concepcion

Green Bag Almanac & Reader

Joshua Counts Cumby

George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, Students/Alumni; The Green Bag, an independent scholarly law journal

Ross E. Davies

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty; The Green Bag

A. Dean

Independent

Clifford Goldfarb

Gardiner Roberts LLP

Peter Jacoby

Independent

Jon Lellenberg

Independent

Lou Lewis

Lewis & Greer, P.C.

Joyce Lee Malcolm

George Mason School of Law

Guy Marriott

Independent

Ira Brad Matetsky

Ganfer & Shore, LLP

Hartley Nathan

Minden Gross LLP

Ronald Wainz

Independent

Date Written: March 16, 2016

Abstract

Annotating “The Adventure of the Norwood Builder” for the 2015 edition of the Green Bag Almanac & Reader was quite fun—enough fun that even before it was in print we’d decided to annotate another Sherlock Holmes story for the 2016 Almanac & Reader. We settled on one of the earlier stories, “The Reigate Puzzle” (aka “The Reigate Squire” and “The Reigate Squires”). And then we enlisted (as we did last year) an eminent Sherlockian to introduce the story and a gratifyingly diverse congregation of others to annotate it. What we present in the following pages is not, of course, the last word on anything about “The Reigate Puzzle.” Indeed, one of the joys of Sherlockian studies (like legal studies) is that no one ever gets the last word, just the latest. We would like to think, however, that we have collected quite a few interesting and entertaining additions to Sherlockian scholarship - including several relating to the law and legal culture - and at least as many eloquent yet compact restatements of some of the best of preexisting scholarship.

Keywords: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, The Reigate Puzzle, The Reigate Squires, Victorian England

Suggested Citation

Cooke, Catherine and Concepcion, Cattleya M. and Cumby, Joshua Counts and Davies, Ross E. and Dean, A. and Goldfarb, Clifford and Jacoby, Peter and Lellenberg, Jon and Lewis, Lou and Malcolm, Joyce Lee and Marriott, Guy and Matetsky, Ira Brad and Nathan, Hartley and Wainz, Ronald, The Reigate Puzzle: A Lawyerly Annotated Edition (March 16, 2016). Green Bag Almanac & Reader, pp. 108-167, 2016; George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 16-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2748734

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Clifford Goldfarb

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Peter Jacoby

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Jon Lellenberg

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Lou Lewis

Lewis & Greer, P.C. ( email )

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Joyce Lee Malcolm

George Mason School of Law ( email )

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Guy Marriott

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Ira Brad Matetsky

Ganfer & Shore, LLP ( email )

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Hartley Nathan

Minden Gross LLP ( email )

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Toronto, Ontario M5H 4G2
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Ronald Wainz

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