“You are the stormy petrel of crime, Watson.”

The Stormy Petrels are excited to be able to meet in person again!

We will be discussing the longest of the 56 short stories, published in the Strand Magazine in two instalments. October and November 1893 issues. Also in Harper’s Weekly (US) in the October 14th and 21st issues.

“The Adventure of the Naval Treaty” involves government secrets, scandal, espionage, a “Tadpole” in the foreign office, and a threat of war! (also a female searcher!)

A sleeping commissionaire + boiling kettle + ringing bell + missing treaty = brain-fever.

The new format includes brief toasts to anyone or anything in the above-mentioned story. Just a line or two.

Watson Time? This is a time to let us know your favourite line, written by Watson, and why does it stand out?

Also, we will put a time aside for a Show & Tell.

A short paper on any aspect of the story is welcome.

If time permits, we may have a fun activity to round out the evening.

Date: Tues., Nov. 8th (note that this month’s mtg will take place on the second Tuesday) Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Chatham (please contact Fran for exact address)

We are a friendly group! Always welcoming new members! You needn’t be a Sherlock Holmes expert. Come and enjoy a snack and a cup of tea or coffee, and sit back and enjoy the discussion.

For more info, contact Fran at: franziskah@shaw.ca

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