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His Last Bow

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Book Overview: 

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

The Penultimate Peril.

The second last collection by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; not exactly the best, but a fairly good one.

After sooo many stories it’s increasingly hard to make a difference between them and make them stand out individually, but at least this collection has several that succeed at

«Η τελευταία υπόκλιση» στον βωμό της αξίας του κλασικού

Sherlock Holmes.

Buenos relatos.

Y bien, después de un año y tres meses de tardanza por fin he finalizado esta reseña... Sí, así como lo leen: Un año y tres meses. Es una situación bastante extraña, que si bien, ahora la asimilo como una experiencia graciosa y diferente, la verdad es que durante el 2021 me sentí tens

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

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