Monday, August 21, 2017

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle

There are 12 short stories within this work and they are the last Sherlock stories written by Doyle. There were many that came after but not by the original author. Each story is stand alone, so you don’t really need to read them in succession and honestly I don’t feel like you need to read the previous works before this one. There was one story that stuck out in this work that I don’t recall from any other in that Sherlock himself was narrator. Typically Watson is narrator and sometimes there’s a non-character narrator, so it was certainly different, though I didn’t mind. I think the books are much better, and very different than the movie adaptions with Robert Downy Jr. in them, so if that’s all you’ve experienced then it’ll be surprising how few action scenes there are. I thought the Benedict Cumberbatch series that’s set in modern times, was ok although I haven’t seen all of them. If you’ve watched and enjoyed these or some of the older film adaptions, I do suggest you try out at least some of the original stories by Doyle, in this set or the others. We have a paper copy of this one and as an e-book. Also it’s not unusual for it to be collected with other Sherlock books such as The New Annotated Sherlock Homes vol. 2.

[If you enjoy this, here are the other Sherlock Holmes stories by Doyle: Short Story Collections — The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, His Last Bow, and The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes; Novels: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The House of the Baskervilles, and The Valley of Fear.]
[ Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate ]

Recommended by Kristen A.
Gere Branch Library

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