We are a scion society of the Baker Street Irregulars located in the greater Puget Sound region of Western Washington. We gather on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm to discuss Sherlockiana of all kinds. Join us at the historic Queen Anne Library in Seattle. Guests are always welcome.
“Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Uninvited Guest” is the title of our 2020 Writing Contest Your Book Cover is shown, now… What is your plot? Or, What is your opening paragraph? Judge Lauran Stevens’ mailing address can be found on Page 1 of the May 2020 issue of our monthly newsletter, Ineffable Twaddle!… Continue reading Contest Judge SOB Lauran Stevens Is Now Inviting Your Writing Contest Entries!
In Memoriam SOB Member Sheila Holtgrieve January 1, 1944 — May 1, 2020 “She was a gracious lady.” “…a blessing in the life of many SOB Members.” “…a vibrant and gentle soul.” “She no longer has pain and is now at peace.”
Our yearly banquet on March 7, 2020 commemorated Holmes’ & Watson’s meeting in 1881, and allowed us to eat, drink and be merry while we recognized those contributing the most this past year to the betterment of this Club with applause, awards and citations! The 2020 Winner of our “Footprints of a Gigantic Hound Award”… Continue reading The Sound of the Baskervilles 38th Annual Masters’ Celebration
We’ve given you a title and a cover – what is the plot? Even better, what is the opening paragraph? This is YOUR challenge for 2020. Enter this Writing Contest in one of two (2) categories, or in both: Category 1: In 200 words or less, give us a believable plot and how Holmes solved it!… Continue reading 2020 Writing Contest: “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Uninvited Guest”
We are very grateful that Christy Karras from the Seattle Times came to visit our November 2019 meeting and wrote up a nice article about our club. Pick up the Sunday, January 19th edition of the paper or read the article online here.
The December 7, 2019 Will Crakes Memorial Jollification was hosted by SOB Member Carrol Clemens. She had already decorated her home with lovely Christmas items and decorated the tree so everything looked wonderful! Shannon, Kashena, Dawn, Cameron, Geoff, Cara, Carrol, Judy, Jean, Margie, Sheila, and Al & Margaret brought all sorts of delicious goodies for… Continue reading The Sound of the Baskervilles Welcomes the Holiday Season
It was a fabulous day for a wreath throw. It was a great day too for The Sound of the Baskervilles to once again commemorate the loss of Sherlock Holmes in his infamous struggle with Professor Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls in the northern Swiss Alps in May 1891 and to salute our deceased SOB Members at our 37… Continue reading The SOBs 37th Annual Wreath Throw Made Most of the Day
Hostess SOB Carrol Clemens opened her arms to us—for the 39th annual celebration of the founding of The Sound of the Baskervilles on Saturday, April 6—so we took over her front hallway for the raffles, her dining room for all the food and tea service, her living room and family room to hang out in,… Continue reading Stars in the Making at The SOBs’ 39th Anniversary Tea
Twenty-five members attended The Sound of the Baskervilles’ 37th Annual Masters’ Celebration on March 2, 2019! What were we celebrating? … why the meeting of Sherlock Holmes & Dr. John H. Watson in March 1881 and the winners of our “Footprints of a Gigantic Hound Award”!! You’ll find lots of details and some of the… Continue reading Honors, Recognitions & Winners at our 2019 Masters’ Celebration
Due to low-attendance at our December 2017 regular monthly meeting in Seattle, SOB Larry Raisch was asked to reprise his presentation on the varieties of pipes and tobacco found in the Canon! His interest in this topic developed because, as he told us, “Pipes are mentioned in 22 of the stories and tobacco in all, but four of… Continue reading Raisch Tells All: A Study of Pipes & Ash!