“The supply of game for London is going steadily up. Head keeper Hudson, we believe, has been now told to receive all orders for fly-paper, and for preservation of your hen pheasant’s life.”

What does this enigmatic message mean? Why did it have such a devastating effect on one man?

Dr. Watson asks Holmes why he should study this case in particular.
Holmes replies: “Because it was the first in which I was ever engaged.”

What important role does a bull-terrier play in this case?

Join The Stormy Petrels on Tuesday, May 6th to discuss “The Gloria Scott

Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Sherlock’s Café. 659 Columbia Street, New Westminster.


The Stormy Petrels of BC will meet at the usual Hampton Place location on April 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm to discuss “The Stockbroker’s Clerk”

This story first appeared in The Strand Magazine in 1893. It is one of the few stories (8) in which no women are featured.

Can you detect a similar theme to other cases in the ‘canon’?

If you would like to join the discussion, please contact me for more info.

As always,
The game is afoot!

“The Adventure of the Spook House”

by C. Michael Forsyth.

The year is 1922 and two friends, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini team up to solve a disappearance.

Kidnapping, murder and mystery! A client with a gripping tale asks “Sherlock Holmes” to help him find an old friend who vanished in ‘the spook house’.

It is evident that Mr. Forsyth had done his research into the history of Doyle and Houdini.

I definitely enjoyed the read, and can recommend it.


“The Hound of the Baskervilles”

The Hound will appear at Studio 1398 on Granville Island from April 22 to May 3.

“..this imaginative and hysterical spoof of the classic Sherlock Holmes story is a challenging, yet highly entertaining piece of theatre filled with lightning fast changes of character, scenery and costume”

Three actors do an amazaing job of taking on all the roles in this play.

Several Petrels attended a performance in Surrey last year, and it was well worth the dive!

For tickets, call 1-800-838-3996
or online:
Located on Granville Island at 1398 Cartwright Street.


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