The case for discussion at the November meeting will be “The Adventure of the Three Gables”
“You can’t play with edged tools for ever without cutting your dainty hands.”
The meeting will take place November 3rd at 7:00 pm at The Vancouver Police Museum, 240 East Cordova Street.
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Fran Martin became a member of The Bootmakers of Toronto in 1987 and The Stormy Petrels of B.C. in 1988.
She has attended several Sherlockian conferences including: In 1992 "Aspects of Holmes" in Bradford, England (hosted by The Northern Musgraves); In 2006 "ACD at 35" in Toronto (hosted by The Bootmakers of Toronto); 2013 "Sherlock Holmes Through Time & and Place" in Minneapolis (hosted by The Norwegian Explorers); 2014 "Gillette to Brett IV" in Bloomington (hosted by Wessex Press); 2015 SherlockCon in Seattle; 2015 "A Scintillation of Scions VIII" in Baltimore (hosted by Watson's Tin Box); 2016 "The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes" (hosted by The Norwegian Explorers); in 2018 in Dayton, Ohio for the "Holmes, Doyle & Friends" conference (hosted by the Agra Treasurers).
Fran has held several positions with The Stormy Petrels of B.C. including secretary, vice-president, special events coordinator and is currently president and editor of the "Petrel Flyer".
She was honoured with being awarded the title of "Master Bootmaker" in 2014. She was very pleased to present a paper to a meeting of Sir Hugo's Companions in Chicago in 2017.
Fran has contributed articles to Canadian Holmes magazine, the Watsonian and Chris Redmond's "About Sixty" and "Sherlock Holmes is Like...". In May, 2018 she attended the 78th annual Speckled Band of Boston dinner. She was very honoured to have been one of the first women invited.
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2 thoughts on “NOVEMBER MEETING”
A suggested discussion topic for the meeting: “If Moriarty was “The Napoleon of crime, Watson”, should Isadora Klein be considered the Josephine of crime?”
Further to my note of Oct 8th, I came across the following extract from “The Times” today.
“China’s Gangster “Godmother” Gets 18 Years
A woman in the southern Chinese city of Chongqing has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for heading an illegal gambling syndicate and overrunning the city with coordinated gang activity. Xie Caping, who is known as the “Godmother” and allegedly “kept a stable of at least 16 young men as her lovers,” was arrested today in one of China’s largest crackdowns on organized crime. So far, more than 1,544 people have been arrested, including Xie’s brother-in-law, longtime police chief Wen Qiang. According to officials, Xie was accused of running more than 20 illegal high-stakes casinos across the city, trafficking drugs, and paying off judicial officials. In a statement this morning, the Communist Party head in Chongqing condemned Xie’s activity, observing, “This kind of behaviour wouldn’t have been tolerated even under the Qing Dynasty.”
Read original story in Times of London | Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009″
Perhaps Isadora emigrated to the East…