Thursday, January 7, 2016
Review: The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Part III)
"The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton"
Holmes goes up against notorious blackmailer Charles Augustus Milverton. After a verbal exchange at Baker Street, Holmes spies on Milverton's residence in preparation to burglarize his safe. Watson joins Holmes during the burglary, but before they can get the goods they witness one of Milverton's previous victims exact revenge. The duo escape the house, but are seen though not enough to be identified and later decide not to help the police investigate.
"The Adventure of the Six Napoleons"
Lestrade comes to Holmes and Watson with a mysterious series of events surrounding the destruction of busts of the Emperor Napoleon, which the Inspector believes will interest Watson more than Holmes until he gets into the particulars. The next day Lestrade sends a telegram saying the case has gotten deadly. Holmes and Watson then start pounding London's streets to find answers.
"The Adventure of the Three Students"
Holmes and Watson are on a college campus as Holmes does some research when a professor begs the former to help him. Holmes grudgingly listens and finds himself intrigued by the problem.
4 1/2 STARS
"The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez"
Inspector Stanley Hopkins comes to Baker Street with a perplexing murder that has no apparent motive. After explaining to Holmes and Watson the facts as well as his investigation using Holmesian techniques, Hopkins inquires if Holmes will look into the case. The next morning they arrive at the murder scene and by early afternoon, the case is solved.