Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Review: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Part II)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"The Boscombe Valley Mystery"
My ratings: 4 out of 5 stars

Watson joins Holmes on an excursion in Herefordshire to investigate the death of Charles McCarthy, whose son is accused of his murder. The duo meet Lestrade, who is convinced of the young man guilt however he is there at the crime scene when Holmes figures out what happens. The resolution is new and gives insight into Holmes.

"The Five Orange Pips"
My ratings: 4.5 out of 5 stars

A young man comes to Holmes in the midst of a miserable storm with a confounding mystery and sudden family curse. Holmes gives the man instructions, but the next morning finds that the man died on his way to fulfill them. Holmes infuriated, vows to get justice however nature takes its own revenge before he can have his.

"The Man with the Twisted Lips"
My ratings: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Watson meets Holmes in an opium den when searching for one of his patience, after getting the man out and to his wife he inquires why Holmes is there. The latter is searching for a missing man himself because that was the building he was last seen in. Holmes gives Watson the entire story as they go to the man's house, after Watson retires Holmes broods. Early in the morning, Holmes figures the case out and with Watson confronts the suspect about the victim.

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