Category Archives: Short story

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Final Problem

In The Final Problem, Sherlock Holmes introduces us (through Watson) to his archenemy Professor Moriarty.  Holmes describes Moriarty as the “Napoleon of Crime”.  For the previous 3 months leading up to The Final Problem, both Holmes and Moriarty have been embraced in a struggle of wits, one the detective … Continue reading

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor

The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor is a Sherlock Holmes story where the bride of Lord St. Simon goes missing at the wedding reception.  Of course by the end of the story Holmes finds the bride and unravels the mystery of where she had … Continue reading

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb

The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb is only one of two cases where Dr. Watson brought to the attention of Holmes, so says Watson.  A hydraulic engineer,  Mr. Hatherley has been employed for a consulting job.  His job is to … Continue reading

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Adventure of the Speckled Band

Ah yes, The Adventure of the Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has quickly made me forget the absurdness that was  The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle.  Doyle later said The Adventure of the Speckled Band was his best Holmes story.  It … Continue reading

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

Meh, I don’t have much to say about The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle.  A valuable blue gem has been stolen and accidentally finds its way to someone who bought a goose for dinner.  It just wasn’t very good.

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