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His Last Bow

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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In this collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, the great detective continues doing what he does best: averting political scandals, tracking down murderers, dragging Dr. Watson into unpleasant situations. As always, it’s adventurous fun for the rest of us. This book was published after The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Of course, it is just possible that we may not have to go. England may leave France to her fate. We are sure that there is no binding treaty between them."

"And Belgium?"

"Yes, and Belgium, too."

Von Bork shook his head. "I don't see how that could be. There is a definite treaty there. She could never recover from such a humiliation."

"She would at least have peace for the moment."

"But her honor?"

"Tut, my dear sir, we live in a utilitarian age. Honour is a mediaeval conception. Besides England is not ready. It is an inconceivable thing, but even our special war tax of fifty million, which one would think made our purpose as clear as if we had advertised it on the front page of the Times, has not roused these people from their slumbers. Here and there one hears a question. It is my business to find an answer. Here and there also there is an irritation. It is my business to soothe . . . Read More

Community Reviews

(A-) 84% | Very Good
Notes: Precursor to the spy genre, it's Holmes, Sherlock Holmes, secret agent, with more consequential and real world plots.

ένα ευχάριστο και ενδιαφέρον αστυνομικό βιβλίο του Arthur Conan Doyle.
Περιέχει μερικές σύντομες ιστορίες μυστηρίου που καλείται να λύσει ο Σέρλοκ Χολμς με τον πιστό φίλο του Ουότσον. Για όσους αγαπούν την αστονομική λογοτεχνία.

The Sherlock Holmes collection that has the fewest number of short stories: 8. It is even a story-less in its British edition. This is called His Last Bow because it shares that title with its anchor (last) story. Other than that reason, I could not associate any of the other stories with Holmes bow

Leer a Sherlock Holmes siempre es un placer.

Aunque Sherlock interviene en cada uno de los casos presentados en este tomo, no llega a ser la participación que engrandece las cualidades de nuestro querido detective. Eso sí, los relatos me gustaron mucho porque están mejor construidos y tienen un argum

My Goodreads friend Steve Haywood and I agreed, early this year, to read this collection together this month as a buddy read. He wanted to do a story collection; and I suggested this one, since I knew it was the only remaining book in the Holmes canon that I hadn't officially read. So, on turning th

Holmes had retired, but he received one last assignment. Lovely, a bit melancholic story.
“There's an east wind coming, Watson.”
“I think not, Holmes. It is very warm.”
“Good old Watson! You are the one fixed point in a changing age.”

There are times when only certain types of books will do, when one is feeling in need of some consoling literary friend. At such times I often reach for Agatha Christie, although another old and comforting literary companion is Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.

This fairly slight volume contains eight f

His Last Bow collects eight Sherlock Holmes stories that first ran in The Strand Magazine from 1908 to 1913, as well as including the eponymous “His Last Bow”, which ran in 1917. (“The Adventure of the Cardboard Box” is included in American editions of this collection; Brits will find that story in

His Last Bow: 8 Stories (Sherlock Holmes, #8), Arthur Conan Doyle

Contents:
Preface by John H. Watson, M.D. (1917)
The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge (1908)
The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (1892)
The Adventure of the Red Circle (1911)
The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (1908)
The Adventure of the

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