Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Review: His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Part I)

His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge"

Holmes and Watson are visited by a rattled gentleman who awoke in an abandon house in which he had been a guest the night before. Two inspectors arrive at Baker Street looking for the gentleman, who tells all four men what he endured in the last 24 hours. Afterwards, one of the inspectors announces that the gentleman's host was murdered and invites Holmes & Watson to join him at the titular location. The inspector and Holmes take their own paths, but end up at the same result which makes Holmes favorable to the country inspector.

4 1/2 STARS

"The Adventure of the Cardboard Box"

A woman receives a mysterious package with two human ears, Lestrade comes to for Holmes assistance. After a quick investigation, Holmes figures out the entire case.


"The Adventure of the Red Circle"

A landlady comes to Holmes with a problem, though he is not interested but then decides to humor her. After the woman tells Holmes the situation with her tenant, Holmes is intrigued and begins his investigation. The next day, the woman returns to say her husband had been accosted resulting in Holmes and Watson going to her home to spy on the lodger who is not who they thought. Later that night the mystery is cleared up.

3 1/2 STARS

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