The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes Known and loved by generation after generation this shrewd amateur detective with faithful Dr Watson by his side has earned his place in our national life and social history This collection of four

Known and loved by generation after generation, this shrewd amateur detective, with faithful Dr Watson by his side, has earned his place in our national life and social history This collection of four short stories is taken from The Case book of Sherlock Holmes.

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  1. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish They were married in 1855.Although he is now referred to as Conan Doyle , the origin of this compound surname if that is how he meant it to be understood is uncertain His baptism record in the registry of St Mary s Cathedral in Edinburgh gives Arthur Ignatius Conan as his Christian name, and simply Doyle as his surname It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston now a district of Birmingham and Sheffield While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories His first published story appeared in Chambers s Edinburgh Journal before he was 20 Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship s doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins, known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906 The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife Mary Louise 28 January 1889 12 June 1976 , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley 15 November 1892 28 October 1918 With his second wife he had three children Denis Percy Stewart 17 March 1909 9 March 1955 , second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa 1910 19 February 1987 former sister in law of Barbara Hutton Adrian Malcolm 19 November 1910 3 June 1970 and Jean Lena Annette 21 December 1912 18 November 1997.Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930 He had died of a heart attack at age 71 His last words were directed toward his wife You are wonderful The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads STEEL TRUEBLADE STRAIGHTARTHUR CONAN DOYLEKNIGHTPATRIOT, PHYSICIAN MAN OF LETTERSConan Doyle s house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004 It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.Series Sherlock Holmes

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  1. This is the final Sherlock Holmes book, and while it is enjoyable, I think Casebook is the weakest collection of Sherlock stories Having gone through all nine books this summer, it really seems like Doyle was so tired of the character that he was phoning it in by the 1920s But I did have some favorites in the bunch The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone, in which Holmes uses that wacky new gizmo called a phonograph to fool some criminals The Problem of Thor Bridge has an ingenious method of framing [...]

  2. My edition of this book has a nice Preface by the author himself, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle He explained that he had written enough about Holmes and Watson so he said goodbye to them However, he hoped that his readers will remember those characters for a long time There were some readers who advised him not to end the series as it had formed part of their boyhood Well, I was already in my middle age when I finally read this but still I appreciated it and for 10 months became part of my daily readin [...]

  3. My final Sherlock Holmes A joy to read, like the rest of the short stories I can t believe I ve actually finally read all of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

  4. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a writer I count among my favorites, and I ve been a Sherlock Holmes fan since my boyhood However, although I ve read all four of Doyle s Holmes novels, there are still a number of the short stories in the canon that I haven t read and except for The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, this is the only one of the author s own collections I ve read This volume collects the last dozen stories Doyle wrote about Holmes his preface states his intention not to write any of them , [...]

  5. It is Sir Doyle Can you expect anything less than completely entertaining and genius stories Life, it turns out, is infinitely clever and adaptable than anyone had ever supposed I can t even say much about this book except that I stayed up till 4 am reading because I love Sherlock Holmes My Favourite story has to be The Problem of Thor Bridge and The Adventure of Sussex Vampire.

  6. This last collection is an odd mixture a few stories that are very good and a couple not at all one was originally a play that itself seems to have been based on an earlier tale a story in which Sherlock does nothing much but listen two narrated by Sherlock himself as one might imagine, he is not the storyteller Watson is, though his second tale is much better than his first, perhaps owing to relaxation in his retirement As to Watson, age and experience become him and his warning to one who has [...]

  7. A Rather Clever Collection7 July 2017 Great Australian Bight Well, that was annoying I had finished writing my review of the Case book last night while I was sitting on the plane, saved it to my external harddrive, packed up my bag and then headed off to my parent s house When I got there I suddenly discovered that my external harddrive was missing Fortunately I had backed the harddrive up on my desktop at home, however I hope that the harddrive basically disappears as opposed to ending up in th [...]

  8. Despite the title previous Holmes compendium being calledHis Last Bow and the fact his brother Mycroft killed him before that, this is the last last Holmes novel byarthur conan doyle.Anyway, in keeping with my last Holmes and Watson review I offer the following Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson went on a camping trip After sharing a good meal and a bottle of Petrie wine, they retire to their tent for the night.At about 3 AM, Holmes nudges Watson and asks, Watson, look up into the sky and tell m [...]

  9. As usual some of the short stories were a tad predictable but overall they were all quite entertaining I liked the modern setting of the early 1900s compared to the late 1800s of earlier stories, it made things seem a bit refreshing One thing that I really disliked about the series was Sherlock s claim that or less every case was the most complex or most interesting he d ever come across, it just made me roll my eyes Also, the repetition of words throughout was irritating to read, the word si [...]

  10. By the time Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the dozen stories that make up The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes, from 1921 to 1927, he had clearly tired of the character He had already tried to kill off the sleuth once, after all, and was forced by fans to bring him back By the 20s, he obviously wasn t putting the same effort into the tales he once had, and turned to entertaining himself, seemingly, by experimenting with the Sherlock Holmes format.While the bulk of the Holmes canon is told from Watson s po [...]

  11. This is the last collection of Holmes stories before Sir Arthur s death, when he was churning them out for money Try as he might to kill him off, Holmes dogged him to the last I found this interesting to read knowing that Sir Arthur absolutely despised Holmes by this time in his career, and also, somehow I missed this collection So it was a delight to read new to me Holmes tales and yetThese stories are short and snappy Also, Doyle experiments with tales told by Sherlock himself, and the third p [...]

  12. With this book I have re read the entire Sherlock Holmes canon I loved every minute and will probably do it again several times with whatever amount of time I have left to me.The complete canon would be a great desert island suggestion.A tip get these books with the original illustrations Makes them even fun.

  13. After a year, I ve read all Sherlock Holmes books, at last I loved each one of them and this whole world created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle changed my life I thought to pay my final homage to this series by listing each book of it by my personal liking Can t say why I love one than another I ve always, completely, followed my instincts And here it is 1 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 2 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 3 The Valley of Fear 4 The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes 5 The Hound of the Bas [...]

  14. Sherlock Holmes Doyle , Gothic Watson Sherlock Watson Doyle , Sherlock Watson 1 .2 .3 Mazarin.4 .5 Sussex.6 Garridebs.7 .8 .9 .10 .11 Shoscombe.12 Doyle Watson Sherlock .

  15. And with this I finish reading the Sherlock Canon Although some of the stories in this collection have the classical characteristics Holmes being a prick and using his deductive and acting skills to solve mystery, Watson with his modesty and loyalty and a range of queer cases yet mostly this novel is rather disappointing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was rather tired of this character by the time he wrote this book He had almost killed him off in some previous part and the lack of enthusiasm is reflect [...]

  16. The Adventure of Illustrious Client The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier The Adventure of Mazarin Stone The Adventure of the Three Gables The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire The Adventure of the Three Garridebs The Problem of Thor Bridge The Adventure of the Creeping Man The Adventure of the Lion s Mane The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place The Adventure of the Retired Colourman

  17. WARNING VERY, VERY LONG Don t read this if 1 You have not read the book yet2 You have no sense of humour The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes is the final collection of Sherlock Holmes stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle The collection I have has 10 stories 1 The Adventure of the Illustrious Client 2 The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier 3 The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone 4 The Adventure of the Three Gables 5 The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire 6 The Adventure of the Creeping Man 7 The Adventure [...]

  18. Well, I ve now read the nine books in the Sherlock Holmes canon, and what a ride After the initial two disappointing novels came three very good short story collections, a great novel, a better than average novel and a slightly better than average short story collection To finish off the series, The Case Book is well, not that great On the one hand, Conan Doyle s prose skills have developed considerably from the early days of A Study in Scarlet and his handling of both atmosphere and the Holmes [...]

  19. By finishing this book, I not only finish just a book , I have also arrived at the final stop of a journey The journey of mr Holmes and dr Watson So I would like to recap for just a moment on that journey through over fifty short stories and four novels It s been a fun journey, I ve seen a writer grow and employ his skills better and better I ve seen the stories grow and interesting, exciting I m actually quite sad knowing there s nothing new in store for me, the journey has been a fascinatin [...]

  20. That s it That s the end.I had grown fond of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson s adventures and now I know that my previous reviews were not much useful to understand my real feeling toward their stories, however I can swear that I truly love them I began this last book with a heavy heart knowing that everything would soon be all over.This collection starts with an introduction written by A C Doyle, that really made me come to tears It was beautiful, and sad, and I still cannot realize that I will [...]

  21. The ninth and final volume of the Sherlock Holmes canon is once again a collection of short stories the fifth collection Although some of the stories are actually really good, by this stage Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has become formulaic in his approach and there is a distinct much of a muchness about the stories which is a shame The short story that gave the previous collection its title His Last Bow is the last of all the stories in terms of chronology and would have made a fitting finale to the p [...]

  22. My least favorite of Doyle s Sherlock Holmes story collections Probably 3.5 stars, all but a couple stories remind me of listening to the Rolling Stones post 2000 appreciate the work, but it is obvious the exceptional stuff was done 20 years previous Still here and there I found the Case Book enjoyable, the rest of the stories seemed phoned in Doyle wasn t carving new channels here, but his craft was still formidable.

  23. I thought that the final Holmes short story collection was the weakest of the lot perhaps one as a reader is a bit satiated even with these great stories when one has gotten this far, or it may be true that the author was thoroughly fed up with his hero by here Anyway, does not matter much, the rating is still a possibly rounded up 4 star and this is well worth your time.

  24. My thoughts on each of the Case view spoiler The Adventure of the Mazarin StoneThis one was short and dumb like he literally sat in the room pretending to be his life like replica, it was stupid The Problem of Thor BridgeThat s messed up that Maria tried to frame this poor young governess, for her murder because her asshole husband had the hots for her Also, how can a girl be so pretty that she can only have good intentions Like she using Mr Gibson s to manipulate for the good of the world, what [...]

  25. Uno de mis favoritos de la serie, Holmes esta m s agudo e ir nico que nunca Este libro tiene 3 puntos especiales a mi parecer Primero, es el nico en donde se leen dos casos escritos por Holmes y no por Watson Escritos muy a su estilo, incluso Holmes reconoce que no es capaz de ponerle el toque rom ntico y descriptivo a la narraci n como lo har a su fiel amigo a n as son muy interesantes de leer y mantienen la l nea de solo saber el desenlace y todos sus detalles al final Segundo, en uno de los c [...]

  26. Better late than Never is a famous saying and I have no regrets in being late to have read one of the most famous detective story collections of all time True to all the fan followings that Mr Holmes has, he is indeed a manly creation by Mr Doyle and the way the author has carried him all the way is a class apart Holmes keeps you at your toes in all his detections, like he does to his friend Mr Watson who is the duplicate narrator A detective of high class, Mr Doyle simply set a benchmark on how [...]

  27. I still think some stories should be told and some stories should be watched Sherlock is definitely the latter.

  28. This book is the proverbial mixed bag There are some stories in the book that are essential reading for Holmes fans The Problem at Thor Bridge and the Sussex Vampire , and then there are some of the weakest stories in the Canon The Lion s Mane, the Blanched Soldier, and the Veiled Lodger , and then others that range between average to fairly good The Problem at Thor Bridge is simply one of Holmes best cases There s so much in the story and the solution is classic The same thing goes for the Suss [...]

  29. I think I actually miss Sherlock Holmes What is happening Am I going crazy I think I went into this series with all these preconceived notions about one of the most famous characters in literature and was ultimately let down I had no idea that Arthur Conan Doyle did not intend Sherlock Holmes to consume his career and that he considered this character s stories to be of little merit he wished to focus his talents on other things which he saw as worthy his time, and yet the character resonated s [...]

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