The “world’s only consulting detective” and his equally fascinating creator will be investigated again at the English Rose Tea Room beginning Sept. 25, when “The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle” returns. The four-week class, taught by Janis Hashe, combines discussions of the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with readings of some of the most famous stories—plus Holmes trivia and fun facts.
The Holmes fad continues unabated, with a 221b Con held in Atlanta this year, fans anticipating the return of cult classic “Sherlock,” on PBS, the success of CBS show “Elementary” and rumors of a Robert Downey Jr./Jude Law reunion for a new Holmes film. “The Game’s Afoot” offers the perfect opportunity to indulge your Holmes geekdom in a supportive Victorian setting.
Journalist/teacher Janis Hashe, a Holmes fan since childhood, will offer the class again this year at the ideal location: The English Rose Tea Room, 1401 Market Street. Included in the class fee are tea and a different English dessert each week.
This time, the class will cover “A Study in Scarlet,” “Silver Blaze,” “The Final Problem” and “The Adventure of the Empty House.”
“There is no homework, and you don’t have to have read the stories in advance to participate,” said Hashe. “It’s just as much fun to discover them for the first time as it is to re-read them for the 20th time.”
The English Rose Tea Room is at 1401 Market St., Chattanooga 37402. Classes will be from 6:30–8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16. Cost is $125; includes tea/desserts each class (discount for couples). Pre-registration required, with a maximum of 15 students.
To register and for more information, contact Janis Hashe, 423 622-2862 or firstname.lastname@example.org.