His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Pages: 243   Price: £7.00   Published: 1917   Genre: Classic, Detective, Short Stories


“Sherlock Holmes’s fearless chronicler Dr Watson once again opens his notebook to bring to light eight further tales of some of the strangest and most fascinating cases to come before the enquiring mind of London’s most famous detective. These mysteries involve the disappearance of secret plans as well as of a lady of noble standing; the curious circumstances of Wisteria Lodge and of the Devil’s foot; as well as the story ‘His Last Bow’, the last outing of Holmes and Watson on the eve of the First World War.”

My Review:

I really enjoy the Sherlock Holmes books however I find there is little to say when talking about them. They’re all good, well written and entertaining short stories that I find no fault in. Some stories aren’t the most thrilling or shocking, for example I personally found ‘His Last Bow’ to be a bit… lets say ‘meh’. I did have high hopes for it due to it being Holmes and Watsons’s last outing on the brink of the First World War, however to me it just was a bit lacking and predictable. The other short stories were enjoyable though as I would read each one in one sitting. So far I still feel that ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ is my favourite in the series but I will go on to read all the others and then make up my mind. I will no doubt read this book again but for me it isn’t one of those shocking or incredible books that stick out in my mind.

My Rating: 4/5 STARS

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