Friday, January 8, 2016
Review: The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Part IV)
"The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter"
A cryptic message arrives at Baker Street soon followed by it's sender, who spouts off phrases that are at first are confounding. Holmes and Watson soon learn that Cambridge's best rugby player has gone missing the day before the match with Oxford, but without any clue about his whereabouts. Holmes takes the case and soon must face off against one of Watson's fellow medical men.
2 1/2 STARS
"The Adventure of Abby Grange"
Inspector Stanley Hopkins asks Holmes to come investigate a murder at the titular home in Kent. However by the time they arrive, Hopkins believe he's wrapped up the case. Soon Holmes shares his opinion though not without a momentary disbelief, however on they return to London Holmes believes he's in err.
3 1/2 STARS
"The Adventure of the Second Stain"
An explosive letter written by a hot-headed European monarch goes missing from it's hiding place, government officials asked Holmes to investigate but he has some demands before taking the case and are grudgingly accepted. But a wrinkle develops when one of Holmes initial suspects is found murdered the morning he gets the case. Those starts several days in which Holmes feels frustrated in bring this case to a close before hitting upon the solution.