Meeting number 19 was conducted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, and began at 7pm at 5905 Carolina Beach Road, Unit 7, in Monkey Junction. Attending was Barry, Michelle, Pat, Beth, Barb, Rick, Linda, Bill, Henry, and myself (Tom).
Notes from the November meeting:
INTRODUCTION: As members gathered at Beach PC for this meeting, Tom and Henry discussed the Sherlock Holmes plan put on by Big Dawg Productions, entitled "Baskerville". Both agreed that it was a production worthy of attending, and that if it ever came back, everyone in the club should plan to be there!
QUOTE: The quote for this meeting was from the ACD story entitled "Five Orange Pips", which must have been easy, because just about everyone guessed correctly. Official credit goes to Barry, Rick, Barb, Michelle, and Bill, mainly because the took the time to put their guess on the little slip of paper. Congratulations!
CHARACTER: Beth read clues about a character for us to guess, but unfortunately, I did not take very good notes! I can't remember who it was that she discussed, so my bad. Sorry Beth!
MYSTERY: The mystery was entitled "Here, There and Everywhere", and was one of the more difficult mysteries that we have tried to solve. The member asking the most questions was Pat Martin, who eventually guessed the correct solution from the clues presented. Congratulations to all who was able to come up with the correct solution, and especially Pat, who deserves credit for solving this mystery.
STORY: The story this month was "The Beryl Coronet", and Pat Martin led the discussion. He brought up many interesting points about this story, which in turn caused much discussion. Most people felt that this was not one of ACD's better stories... perhaps he was just trying to make a deadline and publishing commitment... who knows!
Plans for the December meeting:
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 11th, and be held at Beach PC, 5905 Carolina Beach Road, Unit 7. The starting time is 7pm, and the meetings usually last until 8:30pm. All are welcome to attend, but, it would be a nice gesture to let Tom know in advance if you plan to come. The quote for the December meeting is as follows:
I shall have to tell my tale to the police; but, between ourselves, if it were not for the convincing evidence of this wound of mine, I should be surprised if they believed my statement, for it is a very extraordinary one, and I have not much in the way of proof with which to back it up; and, even if they believe me, the clews which I can give them are so vague that it is a question whether justice will be done."
"Ha!" cried I, "if it is anything in the nature of a problem which you desire to see solved, I should strongly recommend you to come to my friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, before you go to the official police."
"Oh, I have heard of that fellow," answered my visitor, "and I should be very glad if he would take the matter up, though of course I must use the official police as well. Would you give me an introduction to him?"
Barry has agreed to bring a character description, so that we may attempt to guess the identity and the story. Tom has agreed to bring show and tell, and the story to be discussed is entitled "The Empty House", and will be presented by Linda. Below is the mystery to solve: