Back in the olden days, Sunday night TV viewing was murder. Families would gather around the old boob tube and watch Raymond Burr as Perry Mason in the 1960s, The NBC Mystery Movie (“McCloud,” “Columbo,” “MacMillan and Wife” and “Hec Ramsey”) in the early 1970s and Angela Lansbury in “Murder She Wrote” in the 1980s and 1990s. They provided more twists and turns than the Batman The Ride at Six Flags.
And speaking of Sundays and murder, Sunday, January 6, will be the birthday of the fictional king-of-who-done-it — Sherlock Holmes. Had Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s sleuth lived for real, he would have been 264 years old.
While the Baker Street Irregulars will be once again be celebrating Holmes in New York City, Dallas will have its own celebration — Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Dinner at the Dallas Arboretum. Taking place in Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion at the Arboretum’s “A Tasteful Place,” the evening will include a three-course dinner provided by Three Sisters Catering plus “a glamorous evening of mystery, intrigue and murder you will never forget.”
Tickets are going for $125 per person for Arboretum members and $140 for non-members. Once again, membership has its perks.
So, dust off those deerstalker hats, make your reservations and bring along your favorite Watson for a dinner to die for.