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"The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" a reading by Jamieson Ridenhour

A reading of Arthur Conan Doyle's Christmas-themed Sherlock Holmes story "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle".

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The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle a reading by Jamieson Ridenhour 

Sunday, Dec 15

4-5 pm CT

About the book:

When the Countess of Morcar's priceless blue carbuncle is stolen, a reformed thief is charged with the crime.

But a strange thing happens. Trivial is what Sherlock Holmes calls it. He's studying an old hat when Dr. Watson visits to wish him "The compliments of the season." Holmes tells Watson about Commissionaire Peterson's report of seeing a little knot of roughs assault a man carrying a Christmas goose home for the family. They all ran, leaving both the goose and the hat. No one could locate the man, Henry Baker, whose name was tagged to the goose so Peterson took possession.

Soon another strange thing - Mrs. Peterson found Morcar's fabulous blue jewel inside the goose while preparing it for their family festivities.

Can S.H. sort this all out?

Author bio:

Jamieson Ridenhour is a Professor of English at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC. In addition to publishing scholarly articles on Dickens, LeFanu, and contemporary vampire film, he edited the Valancourt edition of Sheridan LeFanu’s Carmilla (2009) and published a book-length study of urban gothic fiction, In Darkest London (Scarecrow, 2014). He is the writer and producer of the popular audio drama Palimpsest, the author of the werewolf murder mystery Barking Mad (Typecast, 2011), and the writer and director of the award-winning short horror films Cornerboys and The House of the Yaga. His ghost play Grave Lullaby was a finalist for the Kennedy Center’s David Cohen Playwriting Award in 2012.

This One Book, One ND event is sponsored by The Paris Family Foundation and Prairie Public

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota. However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally. Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University. To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

Humanities North Dakota classes and events are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities

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