The Red Circle is Sherlock's home in Washington DC. Now in our seventh decade, we continue to celebrate his immortality and enjoy each other's company.
All are welcome to join us and share our interest in all things Sherlockian and Doylean.

Next Meeting

Friday, June 23, 2017
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
7400 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD
Drinks at 6:00 -- Dinner at 7:00
Speaker: Alan Rettig
"A Scandal in Manhattan"
Sherlock Holmes and a Quiz Show Outrage



X Marks the Puzzle  Our own Verna Suit, who pens crossword puzzles for Mystery Scene Magazine (see below), presented her latest stumper at this year's Scintillation of Scions. Verna calls the puzzle "X", and she invites all of us to give it a try. You'll find the puzzle here, and the first correct solution sent to Peter Blau will be rewarded with the customary trivial but heartfelt prize. The solution will be provided here in due course.
Remember me in Leicester Square  London's Leicester Square, known to many of us as ground zero for discount theatre tickets, is now a Sherlockian hot spot as well. The Red Circle's Mary Burke spotted Sherlock in familiar plastic bricks at the Lego store in Swiss Court. Mary reports that this version of Mr. Holmes stands about four feet tall.
A Sherlockian Puzzle  One of the nice features of Mystery Scene Magazine is the crossword puzzle in each issue. The Red Circle's own Verna Suit has contributed a nicely crafted Sherlockian puzzle called "A Case of Identity." You can find it--and complete it--here.
Dana Cameron Goes Page to Screen  Mystery author and Red Circle member Dana Cameron has written a six-book series about archaeologist Emma Fielding, and there's a television film based on the first book in the series coming up on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries cable channel on June 4.  You can find her website here, where you'll learn much more about the Emma Fielding series and Dana's other books and short stories.

  Harrison "Terry" Hunt was the guest of The Red Circle on March 10. He spoke on the "Long Island Cave Mystery" a case that was mentioned but not described in The Red Circle's namesake story. Carla Coupe has summarized Terry's talk, and you can find it here.
  • Scuttlebutt: One Fixed Point in a Changing Age  Our own Peter Blau's monthly Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press has endured for some 45 years, and has a permanent home right here on our website. It's the most remarkable collection of Sherlockian news and notes anywhere, and your webmaster recommends a monthly visit. The very latest edition is available now, as are past numbers. It's just a click away--use the "Scuttlebutt" button at the top of the page.
  • Be an Inner Circle Contributor We welcome submissions from all quarters for this page. Please direct materials to the webmaster, alan@redcircledc.org
  • For earlier, archived items from The Inner Circle, click here.