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)

If you would like more information, please contact Fran at: franziskah@shaw.ca

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