Peterson and the Pipes of Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes is now available. Described on the back cover as “an informal guided tour of the pipes smoked by Rathbone, Bruce and a host of foes,” this book offers definitive proof that the Great Detective’s pipe was—at least in 12 of the 14 films made with Basil Rathbone—a Peterson, and not merely a Peterson, but the “Thinking Man’s” Peterson, shape 4, seen in its beautiful 4AB or Premier military tapered mount iteration from the 1930s and 40s.

As you can see in the Table of Contents, the pipe smoker is guided through the pipes of each of the fourteen films, with ample still frames, a bit of commentary about the films and the various pipes as well as a few unanswered questions. You can see a few more sample pages and read more about the book in the blog post here.

Paperback: 68 pages
Publisher: Simulacran Press, 2nd edition (2019)
ISBN-10: 0578559951
ISBN-13: 978-0578559957
Shipping Weight: 7 ounces

US ORDERS: Available at Amazon hereIf the book is listed as unavailable, please let me know. I will do my best to keep it in stock.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: After careful study, the quickest and most economical way to get the book to overseas friends is through PayPal.

Instructions. Donate $20 to support Peterson Pipe Notes and receive a free copy of The Pipes of Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes. This donation will reduce First Class International shipping of your “gift” from $24 to a little over $7. Send funds through PayPal to as “friends and family”—this keeps fees down. I will ship the following business day and confirm by email.