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Barbara Rusch, BSI, ASH: "The Consulting Detective and the Literary Agent: The Untold Tale

Barbara Rusch is a member of The Bootmakers of Toronto (The Sherlock Holmes Society of Canada), the Baker Street Irregulars, and The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes. She is Vice-Chair of The Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at the Toronto Public Library, where in 2011 she chaired the conference, “Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scandal (SinS).” She has presented at several international Sherlockian conferences, authored and edited numerous articles in Sherlockian and Doylean journals and BSI Series books, posted a video on the website of The Beacon Society, and written a Doylean novel and play. Listed in Canadian Who’s Who, she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for her contributions to Holocaust, ephemera and Sherlockian studies. Barbara is married to fellow Bootmaker Donny Zaldin, with whom she shares six children and 15 grandchildren. This pastiche of hers was published in "A Case of Agony" (November 2020, The Crew of the Barque Lone