“The Adventure of the Dancing Men” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

It always resonates in the handful of times where Holmes proves he's only human, not quite living up to his reputation in the eyes of his beholders.  But it's something else entirely if one of his clients dies.  Only twice in the original canon does someone meet a tragic end under Holmes' watch.  The first … Continue reading “The Adventure of the Dancing Men” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“The Adventure of the Empty House” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sherlock Holmes buddy read returns.  We're a week later than planned -- sorry -- but still faster about it than Holmes' resurrection to his original audience.  We didn't make you wait the better part of a decade.  You're welcome. The first rule of any great murder mystery, and indeed in any story of heroes … Continue reading “The Adventure of the Empty House” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Welcome to the Edwardian era!  Ironically, Sherlock Holmes enters the 20th century with a throwback story firmly set in the Victorian era.  Originally serialized from August 1901 to April 1902, the story takes place in the years before the death of Holmes as recorded in "The Final Problem," itself published in 1893 and set in … Continue reading The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“The Adventure of the Final Problem” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

It is with a heavy heart that I take up my pen to write these the last words in which I shall ever record the singular gifts by which my friend Mr. Sherlock Holmes was distinguished. In an incoherent and, as I deeply feel, an entirely inadequate fashion, I have endeavoured to give some account … Continue reading “The Adventure of the Final Problem” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle