Our 54th meeting was conducted on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, and began at 7pm. This was a ZOOM only meeting. Attending was Bill, Tom, Sandy, Carol, Marc, Pat, Michele, Rick, Ed, and Linda (plus her pooch).
Notes from this meeting:
The meeting began around 7:05pm, at which time, Michele did a great job presenting several fun facts, mostly related to Sherlock Holmes' use of investigative techniques that were popular in his day. Included was the use of fingerprints, which Sherlock Holmes used in a couple of ACD's stories. Next, during the show and tell portion of the meeting, Carol pointed out that SH stories have been published in multiple languages, such as German. And following Carol, Tom displayed his new SH blanket, which he received as a Christmas gift.
Ed brought us a couple of video clips to watch, and explained their relevance and similarity. They featured William Gillette, and were quite entertaining. After Ed's videos, all members attempted to solve the monthly mystery, "The Crime Wave".
Carol led us in a discussion of the assigned story, THE MAZARIN STONE. After a lively discussion, the meeting came to an end around 8pm.
Plans for the February meeting:
This meeting will take place on February 22,, 2022, at 7pm on ZOOM.
Meeting ID: 733 380 7303
Here are the assignments for the January meeting:
Here is the mystery we will attempt to solve:
"During a routine visit to see her mother, Mary finds her mom lying on the floor in the front hallway. After a quick check of her vital signs, Mary determines that her mother has died, but cannot find any visible sign of trauma, except for a small cut on her right hand. Mary calls 911. While she is waiting for paramedics to arrive, Mary notices a card sticking out of her mother's pocket. The card reads "Vote for Jack Wilson to be the next Mayor" with a phone number for Jack's campaign headquarters."
Who killed Mary's mother, and why did she have to die?
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At each meeting, we discuss one of the original stories from the Canon.