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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB å The most recognized detective in all of literature Sherlock Holmes emerged on the crime scene in A Study in Scarlet in 1887 His deductive reasoning keen insight skillful observations and investigative tactics became the tools necessary to solve rivetiD intriguing crimes that continue to delight generations of readers Discover or rediscover the joys of these fascinating mysteri. To have a slight measure of the pleasant chills that race up and down your spine when you delve into a meaty Holmes mystery do read the introduction passage by Mark Gatiss co creator of BBC Entertainment’s Sherlock Amidst a host of admirable emotions Gatiss’ one nostalgic paragraph captured my fancyIt goes thusly “I’d never read any of the original stories until one fateful Saturday when recovering from German measles I was given a treat a trip to WH Smith and the purchase of any book I wanted There nestling amongst all the possible contenders for my shiny fifty pence piece was a gorgeous plump purple Pan paperback with a colour tinted Sidney Paget illustration on the cover The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Everything about it promised the thrill of mystery and the faintly ueasy allure of Victoriana with which I was already and headily in love But first came the introduction I can’t remember much about it now except that it ended with the moving sentiment I wish I were reading these stories for the first time“ I wish I were reading these stories for the first timeNever has a statement so effectively captured the sheer bliss of nose diving into an old and much cherished spot of literature What prompted me to revisit the series was BBC Entertainment’s hugely popular and marvellously brilliant show SHERLOCK A fellow fan sharp reviewer and possessor of the prodigious talent to pick the perfect book Yes MithI am talking about you and yours truly were jamming up our Tumblr dashboards with the magnificence of a certain Mr Benedict Cumberbatch Said Cumberbatch has done a splendid job of yanking MrHolmes into modern day London and playing him with aplomb It doesn’t hurt that he’s very easy on the eyes tooErgo when Cumberbatch he of the cupid curls vertiginous cheekbones and manic eye glint with his trusty bro mate Watson Martin Freeman graced the cover of yet another Sherlock edition I had to lay my hands on it All the foaming at the mouth fans and I mean that in the nicest way possible since I unashamedly head the pack can be forgiven for labouring under the misconception that this book here is a TV Series adaptation It’s notSadlywell not really because KNOCK KNOCK it’s Sherlock Holmes the ORIGINALthe book is a reprint of the twelve original mysteries as written by Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSo when Holmes is not marvelling over the cleverness of Irene Adler he’s scratching his head over the sudden collapse of the Red Haired League Whether it’s the trivial case of the Blue Carbuncle or the horrifying finale of the Speckled Band Holmes is striding about with a befuddled Watson in tow Dignities are being restoredgenteel ladies are being chivalrously rescuedand pages are being fraught with drama deceit and old fashioned danger In short everything that you would expect from the most famous detective of all fictional timesWhat could I write in my review that would add anything new to the reams that have been dedicated to the snarkiest sleuth of them all How do I delve into a character that’s a delightful blend of humility and egotism How do I gush and fawn over a mind that could dissect an individual down to the tiniest speck of dust on the tip of his frock coat From the moment a knock falls at the door of 221B Baker Street you know that you are in for a treat From the pithy to the sensational no case escaped the interest of Holmes and his partner in crime solving DrWatson Holmes would settle down before the roaring fireplace light his pipe give the despairing individual a clinical onceover draw his almost always correctconclusions and then just as uickly proceed to unravel mysteries on the strength of observation infallible logic and that essential spark of genius cloaked in eccentricities In the times of darkly dreaming Dexter and stiletto wearing Detective Kate Beckett Holmes may pale in comparison And then againmaybe he won’t In the cold of Victorian London amidst the ladies who sniffed into their lacy kerchiefs and the gentleman who blustered around in their breeches Holmes cut a dashing figure With his dry wit and baffling disguises he plundered the murky underbelly ah how I love my clichés of crime and almost always got his manwomanmurderous cultYes we love our modern day detective dramas and high octane police chases We love the forensics lab with it’s meticulously laid out tools We love the fact that a well worded Google search might just catch that horrendous serial killer by the end of the one hour episodeBut as Steven Moffat co creator of BBC Entertainment’s Sherlock puts it Conan Doyle's stories were never about frock coats and gas light; they're about brilliant detection dreadful villains and blood curdling crimes – and frankly to hell with the crinoline Other detectives have cases Sherlock Holmes has adventures and that's what matters

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The most recognized detective in all of literature Sherlock Holmes emerged on the crime scene in A Study in Scarlet in 1887 His. June 2020So this is a Group read for English Mysteries where we shall be reading all of the Conan Doyle Holmes short stories and Novels over the next 18 months finishing on Dartmoor for Christmas 2021Interestingly I have to say the version I am now reading has 12 short stories compared to the 10 in 2018 I can only guess that different editions and I have many for different countries have different sets of storiesFor this re read there will be 12 12 is the number of stories there shall be So in order read The Redheaded League 5⭐️A wonderful example of Holmes capabilities What is The Red Headed League and why does it want pawnbroker Mr Wilson to join their ranksA Case of Identity 4⭐️Where has the intended of Miss Mary Sutherland disappeared to In fact why did he vanish on the way to their wedding The Boscombe Valley Mystery 5⭐️Who else but his son could have killed Mr Charles McCarthy but if so why did James not say what their argument had been about or why make up the story about his father saying a rat with his last breathThe Five Orange Pips 4⭐️Who keeps sending members of the Openshaw family 5 Orange Pips And what papers should be put on the sundial in the garden The Man with the Twisted Lip 5⭐️A wonderful story in which Holmes is for a while stumped how could the beggar have killed the fit London businessman and disposed of his body out of the window into the Thames so uickly And then a night of pipe smoking contemplation allows him to solve the crimeThe Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle 5⭐️A fabulous story demonstrating Holmes ability to delve into a problem and follow it to a conclusion So who was the man who was attacked late one night as he staggered home with a goose Peterson the commissioner saw the man attacked and rescued his hat and goose Holmes manages to discern a large amount of information about the gooses owner just from his hat much to Watson's amazement The Speckled Band 5⭐️Probably one of the most famous short stories and very atmospheric Why did her twin die and what is the whistling The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb 45⭐️A story that focusses on an injury done to a hydraulic engineer who had been called out late at night to repair a hydraulic press Offered an extortionate fee for his assistance it ends in him being taken to Dr Watson's surgery for treatmentThe Adventure of the Noble Bachelor 45⭐️The upper crust Lord Robert St Simon calls on Holmes when his American very rich wife of just a few hours mysteriously disappearsThe Adventure of the Beryl Coronet 5⭐️Alexander Holder co owner of a private bank arrives in a terrible state at 221B His honour could be in shreds as he has taken a well known fabulously expensive bejewelled coronet in exchange for a monstrous loan of £50 000 And then that night he catches his son with the coronet in his hands and jewels missing ruination beckonsThe Adventure of the Copper BeechesWhy as a governess would you be offered 3 times your asked for salary be asked to occasionally wear certain dresses and asked to cut your hair short Violet Hunter visits Sherlock to ask if she accept a job with those conditions Sherlock says she should keep in touch if she accepts the position but he would not let his sister accept that position if he had oneA Scandal in BohemiaSo this is story 1 in the book but as part of the group read I am reading it last in this anthology simply because although interesting it is also reliant on people already knowing about Holmes Needless to say it is all about That Woman enough saidFebruary 2018 5 Stars This was a personal re read I'm guessing for the 4th or 5th time and it was as fabulous as everIt comprises 10 short stories A scandal in Bohemia A case of identity The Boscombe Valley mystery The five orange pips The adventure of the blue carbuncle The adventure of the speckled band The adventure of the engineer's thumb The adventure of the noble bachelor The adventure of the beryl coronet The adventure of the copper beechesThese stories are all well written with wonderful characterisations and great settings As with Miss Marple or Poirot I see a certain actor whenever I read a Sherlock Holmes book and that is Jeremy Brett To me he is the epitome of Sherlock nessIn this collection we see Sherlock and Watson involved with royalty to beggars from geese to snakes from central London to the suburbs when they were suburbs to the South Wset from bank robbers to murders to The WomanIf you've never read any Holmes this is a great place to start and will give you an insight into his amazing abilities his relationship with Watson and fantastic descriptions of Victorian London

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The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesDeductive reasoning keen insight skillful observations and investigative tactics became the tools necessary to solve riveting an. I’ve been listening to Sherlock Holmes stories in the car and think I’m going to go through and listen to all of them now I’ve started with The Adventures and have enjoyed it immensely There must have been any number of psychological studies performed on Mr Holmes There is of course that wonderful line by Borges in his lectures on Verse in which he says that he believes in the Character of Sherlock Holmes without actually believing in any of the stories in which that character appears That is such a clever thing to say and I think it is also remarkably true Although as with most other true things I never seem to have too much trouble ‘believing’ in the stories as they are being told If I was doing a psychological analysis of Mr Holmes something obviously I’m grossly underualified to perform – but I feel uite safe given he never actually existed and even if he did he would be well dead by now and so would be uite unlikely to be adversely affected by any nonsense I might come up with it would probably have a lot to say about the beginnings of these stories There is a bit of a pattern to how these stories start Either a client or all too often Dr Watson is presented to Holmes and he makes some remarkable logical deduction about these invariably astonished characters from a seemingly insignificant detail he notices via an article of clothing or their hatWhat I find so psychologically interesting about him doing this at the start of each story is that I can’t help but feel he does this to present himself as the intellectual superior to those around him The relationship between Watson and Holmes really isn’t the same as that between Boswell and Johnson despite the constant reference to the similarities Watson may be the dutifully biographer but his role is also that of the slightly foolish but endlessly appreciative audience It is as if it is only through his reactions that we learn when to gasp and when to applaud with awesome wonder Watson is the laughing track of his day But Holmes repeatedly asserting his intellectual superiority at the beginning of each story is fascinating as it also hints at insecurities in his character He reuires reassurance He is a flawed character our Holmes Rational empirical but also all too often only interested in ‘people’ for the complex ‘cases’ they present him with There is also the problem of his drug addiction which he invariably turns to out of sheer boredom and invariably that is intellectual boredom I can’t begin to tell you how surprised I was to find that Doyle was a spiritualist It is something I found myself remembering as Holmes performs his tricks Because there is something terribly similar about the tricks Holmes performs and the ‘cold reading’ performed by a spiritualist His ‘explaining’ often results in his audience saying something like – now it is explained I can see how easy it all is which then has Holmes complaining he should keep his methods to himself Except I think there is a deeper significance to him doing these performances – and that is to constantly have his audience wondering what else there is about them he can ‘see’ what other secrets has he access toA lesser character would have ‘mystical powers’ – Holmes achieves the same thing through the force of his intellect The only wonder is given our culture’s clear distrust if not active loathing of the intellect how he ever came to be uite so loved in the first place Perhaps his 'coldness' explains this perhaps it is because he is the model of the detached scientist that it is alright to like himNow talking of love My eldest daughter became particularly fond of Mr Holmes about five years ago So much so that she read all of his stories after we watched many of the BBC TV shows of his works made in the 1980s One day she had been reading one of the stories in this book and Watson mentions in an off hand way that one can calculate how tall someone is from the length of their stride And so Fi actually tried this taking various measurements and doing a series of calculations It is hard to exaggerate the utter joy children bring into one’s life They come highly recommended – as do the wonderful stories in this collectionOh and there are a couple of stories where it is mentioned that someone is reading a book with a yellow cover – a mysterydetective story In Italy detective stories are still referred to as ‘Yellows’ I wonder why these stories tended to be printed in books with yellow covers I must wiki it at some stage