The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez

First printed in the Strand Magazine in July 1904 and in Collier’s in Oct. 1904.

Stanley Hopkins, a young detective, turns to Holmes in hopes of solving the case regarding the death of a young secretary, Willoughby Smith.

A scream…a heavy thud…a body discovered by the maid.  What could the man’s final words mean?  “The professor – it was she.” Who is the owner of the golden pince-nez found clutched in the young man’s hand?



What was the significance of the excessive cigarette smoking and dropping ashes on the floor?

With a “…prescription of hot water and lemon…” please join the Stormy Petrels as they discuss this adventure of betrayal, revenge, theft, murder and Russian Nihilists.

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 7:00pm

Where:  The usual Hampton Place (Wesbrook Mall/16th Ave. – UBC)

Bonus Question for attendees:  Where were Holmes and Watson heading off to at the end of the adventure?


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