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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

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

*3.5 Stars*

Sherlock Holmes genius and powers of deduction shine through as expected in this storyline, with Sherlock being brought out of retirement to help the Government fight the German threat, as the First World War gets ever nearer.

“There's an east wind coming, Watson.”
“I think not, Holmes. It

«Η τελευταία υπόκλιση» στον βωμό της αξίας του κλασικού

Sherlock Holmes.

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

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

A great collection of Sherlock Holmes stories. I've read four stories:

The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans - 4 stars
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The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax - 4 stars
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The Adventure of the Dying Detective - 2 stars
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His Last Bow: An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes - 4 st

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 o

Last Bow

A wonderful (as ever) book of short stories from the master (short) story teller Sir ACD

* "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge"
Holmes receives a telegram asking if he can be consulted about a grotesque experience. Mr Scott Eccles arrives hotly pursued by Inspector Gregson who wants him for murde

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