His Last Bow
About to spring out upon my appalled senses, lurked all that was vaguely horrible, all that was monstrous and inconceivably wicked in the universe'. A dense yellow fog descends upon London. Tricksters, thieves and murderers stalk their prey undetected. Lawlessness abounds but it is no match for... show more
About to spring out upon my appalled senses, lurked all that was vaguely horrible, all that was monstrous and inconceivably wicked in the universe'. A dense yellow fog descends upon London. Tricksters, thieves and murderers stalk their prey undetected. Lawlessness abounds but it is no match for the penetrating mind of Sherlock Holmes as he investigates the strangest of cases. A woman receives a gruesome package - two human ears in a box. A vital government secret is threatened with exposure. Miss Brenda Tregennis is found scared to death - could she really have died from fright alone? And when the stability of the country is threatend, Holmes' unrivalled talents are called upon once again ...
Publish date: April 1st 2007
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Pages no: 242
Edition language: English
Series: The Sherlock Holmes Illustrated Series (#8)
Although very repetitive and formulaic, I really enjoy the Sherlock Holmes short stories. They're fast paced, entertaining mystery nuggets that moulded a genre and even make great television to this day. Strangely, although this was the second last Holmes book to be published, it contains the last a...
I have been on a Sherlock Holmes spree for the past couple of weeks. I have watched probably 10 movies and am in the process of reading every story that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ever wrote about Holmes. While Holmes (almost) always solves his case, the stories never seem to grow monotonous. Sir Art...
I really don't know what happened but I didn't like this book at all. I'm not a massive fan of Sherlock Holmes, but Doyle's books usually intrigue me and I find myself wanting to know what's all the fuss behind the mystery, so I keep on reading until I find out .But this time, it didn't work. I got ...
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I have to admit that I still could not stop - being on many 21 hour buses might have helped, but I was still enjoying them, so that says something!