Our 26th meeting was conducted on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, and began at 7pm at 5905 Carolina Beach Road, Unit 7, in Monkey Junction. Attending was (from left to right) Candace, Michelle, Pat, Rick, Tom, Barb, Beth, Henry, and Bill (taking the picture).
Notes from this meeting:
Although it was not yet time to discuss the story for tonight's meeting (which was "A Study in Scarlett"), several members could not wait to comment on the Mormons and the part they planed in the story. Just after 7pm, I started the meeting and told everyone that we would have to postpone that discussion until it was time! Also, we were all saddened to hear that this will be Henry's last meeting with us. Henry is moving to Chapel Hill, and we wish him all the best! He will be GREATLY missed!
Mystery Quote: The Mystery quote was from the "Adventure of the Priory School". By the way, Tom chose this particular quote because of ACD's colorful language ("We stared in silent amazement at this ponderous piece of wreckage..."). Bill, Rick, Barb, and Candace get credit for correctly naming this story.
Mystery Character Description: Candace brought us the mystery character, which turned out to be Mary Morston from the story "The Sign of Four". Bill and Candace get credit for guessing the story!
Mystery to Solve: The mystery was entitled "An evening with Pat and Mike". This story was difficult, and yielded much discussion and many questions concerning the solution. Credit for helping solve this mystery was Michelle, who correctly identified the piece of paper to be a suicide note, and Beth, who correctly that the cause of death was poison. Candace receives honorable mention for asking questions which led to the discovery that Pat was blind.
Story to Discuss: Henry did a great job at presenting the story "A Study in Scarlett". Everyone participated in a lively discussion of this story, which made for an interesting evening.
Plans for the August Meeting:
Since so many of our members are travelling during the month of July, we have decided to skip that month. The next meeting will be Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 7pm. Bill volunteered to lead a discussion on "The Gloria Scott", and Beth agreed to bring mystery Character. The Mystery to solve is shown below:
Founding member Tom Campbell moderates this blog for this group!
At each meeting, we discuss one of the original stories from the Canon.