Saturday, September 11, 2010

Secret Societies Make For Good Mysteries


Nothing adds to a mystery like the presence of a Secret Society. I was recently made aware of the infamous 18th Century Scottish thief William Brodie. This, in turn, led me to a club Brodie belonged to, along with some other prominent citizens of Edinburgh, called The Cape Club. My father, grandfather and great grandfather were all Scottish Free Rite Masons. There is, of course, a long history of conspiracy theories surrounding Freemasonry. For the purpose of Manny Tippitoes, what interests me are the potential of a secret society made of up prominent men for the creation of hi-jinks, criminal activities and funny costumes. And how that will feed into forbidden manuscripts and Book Two.