Bits and Bobs


Dear friends,

A few items of note:

  1. I have been utterly remiss in failing to highlight the stunning new website for the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes. Monica Schmidt has done an amazing job of refurbishing the site. If you are unaware of the history of ASH, please drop what you are doing and hasten over there. These women are exceedingly important to the history of Holmesian endeavors. Also, their parties are simply the best.
  2. Hear ye, hear ye! ‘Tis time to register for A Scintillation of Scions! Yes, June seems ever so far away, but this event has a registration limit, so you need to move your tush. Scintillation is a fantastic mix of scholarship and shenanigans, as creator and organizer Jacquelynn Morris says. Last year, I learned a great deal and made some great friends who have really transformed my Holmesian event calendar. I can’t wait to attend again this year!
  3. This Sunday, 1/24/2016, we will tweet along to Granada’s “Shoscombe Old Place” (with bb Jude Law, yo!) at 6 p.m. EST. 6 EST. Follow #SHOS for a good time.
  4. I am working on two write-ups regarding the amazing BSI Weekend that just concluded last Sunday. However, the advent of the school semester put a cramp in my writing plans. They are forthcoming, likely tomorrow.

Cheers to all!


‘The Napoleons of Crime’ Inaugural Meeting

If you’re in the Northeast (of the United States), there’s a new Holmesy group to join! This one is rather unique, as they are devoted to one Professor James Moriarty (Boo hiss? Yay huzzah?). Founded by Dr. Daniel P. Greenfield and Peter H. Jacoby, “The Napoleons of Crime” will conduct its inaugural meeting on May 29 at the Princeton Public Library. I would attend in a heartbeat, but alas, I shall be out of the country (what a pitiful excuse, I know!). If you do go, please make a full report here!

Here’s a really nice article, “New group focuses on Holmes’ archenemy”: As an aside, I’m really pleased to see intelligent and cheerful articles being written about Sherlockian activities. It’s refreshing. ~Chat

Special Radio-Play Performance

It’s a good time to be a Holmes aficionado living in (or near) New Jersey!

Sherlock Holmes’ radio play, April 10, at Madeline’s in Bound Brook

The Messenger-Gazette By The Messenger-Gazette
on March 08, 2015 at 4:57 PM

The next meeting of The Red-Headed League of Jersey, a society of Sherlock Holmes aficionados, will feature a special radio-play performance of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Raconteur Radio. The event will be held Friday, April 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Madeline’s at 518 Vosseller Ave. in Bound Brook.

Potential new members and guests are welcome. Raconteur Radio was founded by League member Alex Dawson, former owner of Raconteur Books in Metuchen.

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