The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb
The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb by Arthur Conan Doyle

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Mind your fingers (and thumbs)!
So a desperate engineer suddenly is offered a high-paying job, as long as no questions asked. Clearly he was going to lose something; he’s lucky it was just his thumb! Seriously though, he probably would have bled to death, or at least collapsed due to shock before he ever managed to drag himself back to London to get treated, never mind make a visit to Sherlock Holmes to get him to unravel the case.

As it turns out, it was all a scam, and the machine he was brought in to fix was nothing to do with compressing earth into briquettes, but actually being used to counterfeit currency.

At least by surviving this one, he should have learned his lesson. If it’s too good to be true, it’s obviously not true.

View all my reviews

Click the image to buy a copy on


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

About crownjulesb

Gadget Girl, LCA practitioner, MBA, Scientist, TV/Film enthusiast, Music Lover, Geek, Nerd, Lunatic #Kaniac #Browncoat #Hiddlestoner #Cumbercollective #Fannibal - totally #Loki-ed. Wish I had more time to read, watch and write more stuff! It's a work in progress.




, , , ,