My copy came in the mail today! It’s beautiful, and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.
Want to be a little bit more like Sherlock Holmes?The Deduction Guide will provide you with an alternate way of perceiving your surroundings, and allow you begin to make deductions about people and objects, in the spirit of Sherlock Holmes.
when the bride kills her husband, she says that it’s a “shotgun wedding.” a shotgun wedding is one that happens at the speed of a shotgun (ie, quickly) because the bride is pregnant.
the phrase “shotgun wedding” didn’t appear until around 1920 - 25 years after the Victorian stuff takes place. this could have been our first in-show clue that this was all happening in sherlock’s mind (similar to when mycroft says “the virus in the data” which is obviously not a 19th century phrase) OR it could be a reminder that, as @therealmartinsgrrrlhas pointed out, Mary was pregnant during the wedding and it was essentially a “shotgun wedding”
Unprotected sexual encounters increase the chances of unplanned pregnancies; ”Simone, age 27 and unmarried, already has 6 children, so that must mean that Simone never uses protection in any of sexual encounters”. Or Simone is a whore and enjoys living off the system!!