The Stormy Petrels of BC will continue to hold their meetings via Zoom for the foreseeable future. There is no doubt that we miss meeting at our usual venue, however, meeting online makes it possible for members and guests who would not otherwise be able to attend in person.

Our next case for discussion is “The Boscombe Valley Mystery” published in The Strand Magazine for October 1891.

Dr. Watson, happily married and engaged in a busy medical practice, received a telegram from Sherlock Holmes requesting his company. The game is afoot as they journey by train to Boscombe Valley.

“This complex tale takes in Australian bushrangers, stolen gold, closely guarded secrets and blackmail.” (from Creating Sherlock Holmes by Charlotte Montague)

Who was the highway robber in Australia know as Black Jack of Ballarat?

What was McCarthy holding over Turner’s head?

What was Holmes’s opinion of the local constabulary? Was his opinion of Inspector Lestrade any better?

All these questions and more will be discussed and answered at the meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

There will be a prize draw for those attending this meeting. Thanks to Gordon Roberts and Brian Collins for prize donations

If you have any questions or require additional info, please e-mail Fran at:

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