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The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes & His Last Bow

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes & His Last Bow (Paperback)

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With a new Introduction by David Stuart Davies.





`Surely no man would take up my profession if it were not that danger attracts him.'





In The Casebook, you can read the final twelve stories that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about his brilliant detective. They are perhaps the most unusual and the darkest that he penned. Treachery, mutilation and the terrible consequences of infidelity are just some of the themes explored in these stories, along with atmospheric touches of the gothic, involving a bloodsucking vampire, crypts at midnight and strange bones in a furnace.





The collection His Last Bow features some of Sherlock Holmes' most dramatic cases, including the vicious revenge intrigue connected with `The Red Circle' and the insidious murders in `The Devil's Foot'. The title story recounts how Sherlock Holmes is brought out of retirement to help the government foil a German plot on the eve of the First World War.





These two fascinating sets of stories make a glorious farewell to the greatest detective of them all and his erstwhile companion, Dr Watson.

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersClassic crimeFiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersHistorical mysteriesFiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd Publication Date: 06/09/1995 ISBN-13: 9781853260704  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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And so I have succeeded in reading the body of Doyle's Holmes work in one year. A little less, actually. All in all strong work but this, the final book of nine, is very weak indeed. Doyle had tried to kill off Holmes once, as he was tired of him. With the completion of The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes Doyle has dispatched Holmes to retirement in Surrey, tending bees and writing his magnum opus The Whole Art of Detection. Doyle would have done well to send Holmes to his retirement following The Last Bow. Unfortunately, this final entry in the Holmes canon is weak, trite and tired. We are offered few engaging stories in this book. We get stories in the third person and stories narrated by Holmes, removing the keen insights of John Watson. A very weak ending to a very strong collection.

- 14/04/2018
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