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#5: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle


Synopsis & Book Info:
A collection of Sherlock Holmes mystery adventures, including "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-headed League," and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band."

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN: 978-0439574280
Purchase at Amazon
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My Opinion:
Since this was a book of 12 short stories, I will break it down for you.
Most of it I liked. Only 3 of the 12 got a low rating of 2 or less. The majority was above 3 out of 5.
Some of the stories had an enormous predictability factor, and after 8 you are ready to read something else.
My favorite of them all was The Man With The Twisted Lip. It was a hoot! Literally it was a funny story! I loved the twists and turns in the mystery too.
Here is my rating of each story:
1. The Scandal in Bohemia - 3/5
2. The Red-Headed League 4/5
3. A Case of Identity 5/5
4. The Boscombe Valley Mystery 5/5
5. The Five Orange Pips 1/5
6. The Man With The Twisted Lip 5/5
7. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle 2/5
8. The Adventure of the Speckled Band 3/5
9. The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb 4/5
10. The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor 4/5
11. The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet 5/5
12. The Adventure of the Copper Beeches 2/5


Overall Rating: 3/5


Recommend? To historical mystery fans, yes.


~I received a free copy from Amazon. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Comments

  1. So sad, never read anything about him...but I have watched the movies ;)

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  2. I love Sherlock Holmes, but I don't think I would want to read that many in a row.

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  3. I think I have read every book ever written by Sir Authur Conan Doyle. I was a big Sherlock Holmes fan in high school.

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  4. I've read everything by Doyle growing up...I'm actually re-reading the exact same thing, but on my e-reader!


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