Sunday, November 22, 2015

Review: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Part I)

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"Silver Blaze"
My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

One of the best Holmes stories I've read so far starts of this collection of stories. A champion racehorse is missing, it's trainer dead, and an big race is within a week of occurring. Holmes is drawn to the case and goes to investigate when asked, bringing Watson along. We later learn that Holmes was thinking to find evidence to prove the guilt of the man arrested for trainer's death, we see his mind open to the evidence and following it to the real conclusion.

"The Yellow Face"
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

A mystery surrounding a wife, her past, and a neighboring house. Most of this story follows the description of events by client with Holmes coming to the wrong conclusion and telling Watson to remind him of the case whenever he becomes too sure of something in the future.

"The Stock-Broker's Clerk"
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars

A young clerk comes to Holmes with an extraordinary tale, sure that what he has been doing deal with something nefarious. Holmes is glad the young man has come to him and goes with the young man to his place of work only to find out the conspiracy has already fallen apart.

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