The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle (1915) Synopsis: Sherlock Holmes is intrigued and disturbed when he receives an ominous coded message: a Mr Douglas of Birlstone House is in terrible danger. Before Holmes can act, shocking news arrives. Douglas has been founded dead - his face blown off by a shotgun. Scotland Yard … Continue reading Review: The Valley of Fear
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902) Synopsis: When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend … Continue reading Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1890) Synopsis: As a dense yellow fog swirls through the streets of London, a deep melancholy has descended on Sherlock Holmes, who sits in a cocaine-induced haze at 221B Baker Street. His mood is only lifted by a visit from a beautiful but distressed young … Continue reading Review: The Sign of the Four
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1887) The first of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories; it is also one of only two to be split into two very distinct parts and one of only four classed as novels. Synopsis: Looking for a place to live in London after his Afghan service, Dr. … Continue reading Review: A Study in Scarlet
Brief obligatory introduction post! The general jist of this blog can be found in the About Me but it’s more or less a little haven for me to rant and rave about whatever I’m reading/about to read at the moment. Obviously, it will be a bit more than reviews, otherwise it will be updated very infrequently (I’m not … Continue reading Hello world!