His Last Bow

His Last Bow

Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes

eBook - 2016
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During the dark days of World War I, a young British soldier asked Arthur Conan Doyle what Sherlock Holmes was doing to assist in the war effort. That encounter reputedly inspired the story "His Last Bow," in which the celebrated detective is drawn from his retirement to reunite with the ever-faithful Dr. Watson for their final challenge, unmasking a German spy. Seven additional short stories, originally published in The Strand Magazine, recount episodes leading up to the master sleuth's grand finale. "The Bruce-Partington Plans," also involves espionage, this time in an earlier setting and concerning the recovery of purloined plans for building a submarine. Other mysteries find Watson and Holmes pursuing a deposed dictator, unraveling a crime of passion, tracking down a foreign crime syndicate, outwitting a poisoner, investigating an heiress's disappearance, and interrupting their vacation in Cornwall to solve a devilish case of murder and madness.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Dover Publications,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780486816562
Characteristics: 1 online resource (176 pages)
Additional Contributors: Edwards, Owen Dudley

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Jul 03, 2015

This is a collection of previously published Sherlock Holmes stories, and thus is more scattered than previous collections. The first story is almost a novella; the last more of a history lesson than the usual Holmes deduction fest. None of the tales were 5 star for me, but all were at least above 2. Average score - 3.5 stars.

Read on a Nook while on the road in Europe, 2015.

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