Bloody Marys & Bloody Deeds

The scene: the Maryland Science Center. The night: Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. The case: cocktails and murder at Bloody Marys & Bloody Deeds! Guests to the Science Center on this fateful evening will join trial lawyer, writer and Ripperologist Janis Wilson for cocktails, light fare and a presentation on the role Sherlock Holmes could have played in investigating the horrific crimes of Jack the Ripper.

The evening begins in the Maryland Science Center’s exhibit, Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery, along with a presentation by Wilson in the adjacent theater on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s interest in the Ripper killings and on whether Holmes’ methods could have solved the murders.Cocktails and light fare are offered at 7:00 p.m., followed by Wilson’s presentation at 8:00 p.m. which includes time for discussion and a tour of the exhibit—complete with a live actor portrayal—afterward.

In addition to being a writer, journalist and trial lawyer, Janis Wilson is a commentator on the Investigation Discovery Channel program Deadly Affairs and is a professor at Temple University. Wilson’s short story, “The Devil’s Triangle,” will be published this year.

Tickets are $40 all-inclusive ($35 for Science Center members) for food, drink and presentation.Bloody Marys & Bloody Deeds is for ages 21 and over only.The Maryland Science Center is located at 601 Light Street at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For information, visit or call the 24-Hour Information Line at 410-685-5225.