Sunday, June 07, 2009

Summer Meeting

“It may be some fussy, self-important fool; it may be a matter of life or death.”

— Sherlock Holmes in “The Adventure of The Illustrious Client”

Actually, it’s neither. Instead, it’s merely the summer meeting of The Amateur Mendicant Society of Detroit, to which you are most cordially and heartily invited.

Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 7 p.m.
British Commonwealth Club, 30088 Dequindre Rd., Warren
(between 12 & 13 Mile Roads)
Club phone: (586) 751-9560

Our brief Canonical discussion will concern “The Adventure of the Illustrious Client” in which a woman’s honor is saved and the evil Baron Gruner meets his match – by a surprising hand.

Following that, Tidewaiter Walter Young will introduce a previously unknown monograph dating to 1928 that investigates how “Detective Fiction Defies the Law.” The plot will then thicken as Mendicant Michael Ellis will offer his keen legal insights into the very same question.

There will also be the usual toasts, a drawing for a Holmes-related prize and other doings.

We look forward to seeing you July 18. Libations begin at 6:30 p.m. with a tasty buffet at 7 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Robert Musial, Tantalus

To attend this capital event, please mail your check for $27 per person by FRIDAY, JULY 10th to:

Edward F. Stein, A.M.S.
25015 Oakbrooke
Southfield, MI 48033

The buffet dinner will be roast beef and chicken, potatoes, vegetables and a tossed salad. Rolls, dessert, coffee/tea included. As always, there will be a cash bar.

“Come at once if convenient … if inconvenient, come all the same.”