Quite interesting, Tim. 
Thanks,
CR 

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 12:50 PM Materer, Timothy J. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Thanks for calling attention to this fine article. I’m reviewing V. 8 of the letters in which one sees his fascination with Sherlock Holmes. Here’s something from my draft:

> A letter of 11 February [1936]:  Sherlock Holmes style fantasy in which Eliot (indeed playing a “wanted” man) writes that he is attempting to elude a certain “Sir W. F." and suspects an antagonist like Holmes' Professor Moriarty (the model for Macavity the Mystery Cat) behind the scenes. In another letter to Hayward, he begins, "The shades are closing in'" and soon "there will be nothing left but the closing chapter of the Reichenbach Falls" (66). The Holmesian fantasy takes hold on him so much that he begins a note to Woolf: "In my case-book for June I find noted the adventure of the Rochester Skeleton, the mystery of the Methodist School, and the case of the abominable vice-chancellor and his toy ducks: but I have not seen Virginia Woolf" (628).

Note that the 11 Feb. letter is not in the text but is found among the hundreds of letters on the tseliot.com website.

> On Jun 5, 2019, at 1:50 PM, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> T. S. Eliot, Crime Fiction Critic
> By Curtis Evans
> April 29, 2019
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> https://crimereads.com/t-s-eliot-crime-fiction-critic/
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