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: email@example.com
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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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