We are now into The Case Book. Tuesday’s case was originally published in 1924. The 54th of 60 stories.
We learn that both Holmes and Watson had a weakness for the Turkish bath.
We learn that Holmes uses the telephone.
We learn that Watson is living in his own suite on Queen Anne Street.
There is so much more to learn as we discuss “The Illustrious Client“. Do you see a parallel to a previous adventure? What happens when fire and ice come face to face?
We story contains a mix of ex-cons, ex-lovers, thugs, impostors and aristocrats all connected by a common thread.
Bonus question for members attending the meeting: Where did Miss Violet meet the Baron?
Date of meeting: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Time: 6:30 for fellowship, with the meeting beginning promptly at 7:00
Where? The lounge at The Chatham, Hampton Place, UBC (Wesbrook Mall/ West 16th Ave, Vancouver)
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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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