Thursday, January 14, 2016
Review: His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Part II)
"The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans"
Mycroft and Lestrade come to Baker Street with a case of national importance, but about who did it but where the rest of the state secrets are. Holmes and Watson begin their investigation, but suddenly the case doesn't seem so straight forward.
"The Adventure of the Dying Detective"
Watson tells of a case during his marriage when Mrs. Hudson comes to his practice to get him to see an ill Holmes. His friend is ill-tempered and forces Watson to avoid touching him and finally getting a layman who seems has combated the exotic disease he has. However nothing appears as it seems.
3 1/2 STARS
"The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax"
An independent woman who regularly corresponds with several individuals while traveling from place to place has stopped sending letters and seems to have disappeared. Holmes is asked to look into the case and not being able to leave London sends Watson to inquire in France and Germany after her. However things lead to London and after a surprising false lead, Holmes finds the missing woman.
3 1/2 STARS
"The Adventure of the Devil's Foot"
While on sabbatical in Cornwall, Holmes gets roped into the investigation of the murder and maddening of a nearby family followed soon after by the death of another family member. The village vicar and hermit African explorer as well as an ill-conceived experiments round out this particular case.
"His Last Bow"
The titular case follows not Holmes or Watson, but a German spy as Europe is on the verge of war. His last operation is seemingly coming together as his Irish-American man brings the British naval signal book, but appearances can be deceiving. This second supposed Sherlock swan song is different.