"It was a masterpiece of villainy, and he carried it out like a master." At the next meeting of The Stormy Petrels of BC, we will be discussing "The Adventure of the Norwood Builder" which first appeared in Collier's (US) in October 1903 and in the Strand (UK) in November 1903. Good news for our … Continue reading APRIL 2023 MEETING
SHERLOCK HOLMES IS BACK!
Believing Holmes had met a watery end, Dr. Watson returned to London alone, leaving behind "the best and the wisest man whom I have ever known." Although "The Adventure of the Empty House" was set in 1894, it appeared in Collier's Magazine (US) in September 1903, and in the Strand Magazine (UK) in October 1903. … Continue reading SHERLOCK HOLMES IS BACK!
FEBRUARY 2023 MEETING
"Killed Holmes!" Arthur Conan Doyle wrote in his diary. From Daniel Stashower's "Teller of Tales - The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle": Readers of the Strand Magazine were not happy. 20,000 unsubscribed to the magazine. ACD's mother (the Ma'am) was not happy! Doyle wrote: "I have been much blamed for doing that gentleman to death, … Continue reading FEBRUARY 2023 MEETING
NOVEMBER 2022 MEETING
"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 … Continue reading NOVEMBER 2022 MEETING