I expect the greater sedateness (to use your word) is attributable to the cultural difference between 1910~35 England and 1987~91 U.S.
Originally Posted by HarryT
Have you not come across these books before, Nat?
Nope, they're a total ... novelty to me.
I do have a lot of history with Sherlock Holmes, however, so these caught my attention.
My library seems to be growing in new and totally unexpected directions lately. I mostly blame you for that, by the way.