Our Society - Founded 1903
Connoisseurs of Crime






"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact ."
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"Some facts should be suppressed, or at least, a just
sense of proportion should be observed in treating them."

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever
remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Our Society - Today

Our Society Dinner
Our Society Dinner

Nearly everyone is interested in crime, and murder with its almost invariable background of broken relationships and forensic challenges hold a special interest. We try to combine an appreciation of the history of great and recent crimes with an understanding of some of the associated criminology be there obvious or arcane dimensions. We aim to inform, educate and entertain at each get together.

Society members and their guests meet four times a year for drinks and a gossip at the bar followed by a dinner at the Imperial Hotel in Bloomsbury London.

After dinner, there is a presentation on a crime or crime related event followed by a Q and A before the evening draws to a close. The meetings are confidential and guests are asked to co-operate in a policy which allows a much more open and informed presentation and discussion.

Our Society plans to continue to offer a unique forum for those with a special interest in crime and to meet in an atmosphere which embraces delightful evenings, excellent dinners, atrocious crimes and good fellowship.

The Club logo depicts a silhouette of Arthur Conan Doyle and a small bronze statuette of the great crime writer presides over Club dinners. His creation of the world’s most famous detective whose exploits not only live on, but are still being created to this day, is surely the appropriate symbol for Our Society.

Sherlock Holmes silhouette