The Stormy Petrels of BC will hold a meeting via Zoom to discuss “The Beryl Coronet”. Originally published in The Strand Magazine in May, 1892.
A distraught gentleman arrivedsat 221B. Distraught to say the least! Dr. Watson notices the man running and springing and jerking his arms as he makes his way down the snowy (and most likely icy) sidewalk. Dr. Watson thought him to be a madman.
Sherlock Holmes, on the other hand, seems delighted to think the man was coming up to seek his services.
Once inside the sitting room at 221B, the “madman” pulls at his hair and proceeds to beat his head against the wall. Dr. Watson….where is the brandy?
Who was this man? Why was he so upset?
Did you notice the foreshadowing regarding the treasured piece he was entrusted with?
What was the beryl coronet and who did it belong to?
Did you notice the red herrings?
We have a woman fainting. A man in disguise. A man with a wooden leg. A growing list of suspects.
Meeting date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Meeting time: 7:00 P.M. (West Coast time)
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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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