The Reichenbach Irregulars
The Sherlock Holmes Society of Switzerland


Welcome to the Reichenbach Irregulars, the Sherlock Holmes Society of Switzerland

"The Reichenbach Irregulars", that's the Sherlock Holmes Society of Switzerland. We are keeping the memory of the Master and his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), green over here.

The Reichenbach Irregulars were founded in Meiringen in 1989 by a group of young Sherlockians lead by Marcus Geisser.

Since the 1990s, the Reichenbach Irregulars organised a number of meetings in Switzerland and elsewhere as well conferences with international experts on Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle. In May 1992, the Reichenbach Irregulars - together with the Bimetallic Question of Montréal - erected a commemorative plaque at the Falls of Reichenbach in memory of the fateful encounter between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty. The Reichenbach Irregulars also published a "Reichenbach Journal" as well as a newsletter (The Young Swiss Messenger).

Like the Master, the Reichenbach Irregulars are now back after a long Hiatus.

NEWS: Our book is finally available - postage-free in Europe, or as an e-book! Order here:

CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES!! We would like to invite you to the Reichenbach Irregulars book launch event that will take place in the Zoom Common.

The date is Tuesday, 15 June 2021, from 18.00 - 19.00 UK time / 19.00 - 20.00 Swiss time.

The program for this launch party in the "Reichenbach Zoom Common" consists of a stellar panel that will critically discuss our new book. Helen Dorey, member of the Council of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, member of the Baker Street Irregulars of New York ("Helen Stonor") and wonderful supporter of The Reichenbach Irregulars will provide a brief introduction of the new book. This is then swiftly followed by a discussion between Peggy Perdue, Brigitte Latella and Nick Utechin who will have an exchange about the multiple aspects of our book. Peggy is the Senior Services Specialist in the Special Collections Department at the Toronto Public Library, Canada, where for many years she was the curator of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Nick is based in Oxford, UK, where, after a run as Editor of The Sherlock Holmes Journal stretching over three decades, he continues to publish widely in the field of Sherlockian scholarship. Brigitte is one of only three BSI from Switzerland, where she is very involved with The Reichenbach Irregulars, the Italian Sherlock Holmes Society Uno Studio in Holmes and other societies. She works as a journalist with the Swiss Italian TV. She will moderate the discussion with Peggy and Nick. This is followed by Q & A from our audience, where our authors join the discussion. We intend to end this interactive launch event with some special memories from our very source - the Reichenbach Falls. If you like to join this launch event in the Zoom Common, simply send us an email to: as soon as possible but latest by 14 June 2021. We will then send you a Zoom link.

And: we got our first review! Thank you, Mark Jones, of Doings of Doyle! Read the review here:


Michael A. Meer

P.S. Please note that not (yet) all parts of this website are available in English.

The Reichenbach Irregulars
c/o Sherlock Holmes Museum, Conan Doyle Place
CH-3860 Meiringen
E-mail: meer (at)