The “damsel in distress” calls upon Holmes to ask if he could shed any light as to the disappearance of her fiance, Mr. Hosmer Angel. There are no mincing of words as Holmes tells her to forget him.
How does our detective discover who it was that pulled the wool over Miss Mary Sutherland’s short-sighted, pince-nezed eyes?
Did her mother have a role in deceiving her daughter? How cruel!
Please join the Stormy Petrels of BC as they discuss “A Case of Identity” on Tuesday, Oct. 6th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.
An e-mail invitation will be sent by Sheldon by the day of the meeting.
BONUS QUESTIONS: (1) In the first paragraph there is a line which reminds one of a story by one of ACD’s good friends. Can you name the story (also made into a play) and can you name his friend who wrote the story?
(2) What machine did Holmes use to trace Windibank’s letters?
Members attending the meeting will have their names on slips of paper, placed into a bag. Fran will then draw names until the question is answered correctly.
If you have any question or want more info, please contact Fran at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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