The Adventure of the Yellow Face by Arthur Conan Doyle My rating: 2 of 5 stars Without giving away the plot, it’s difficult to write a review of this one. A story with a definite 19th century sensibility. But at least it’s resolved in a more progressive way. The odd behaviour of a man’s wife […]

The Adventure of the Copper Beeches by Arthur Conan Doyle My rating: 3 of 5 stars A governess who has been struggling to find work is suddenly provided with a too-good-to-be-true offer by a corpulent gentleman and his wife, who have some strange requests for her behaviour. Is her new employer hiding something? Yes, they […]

The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet by Arthur Conan Doyle My rating: 3 of 5 stars A short one. Part of a fancy coronet goes missing. Sherlock Holmes talks down to people, runs around a bit without telling Watson what he’s doing, and then proudly produces the missing gems with a flourish and some self-congratulating. […]

The Adventure Of The Noble Bachelor by Arthur Conan Doyle My rating: 3 of 5 stars A short and sweet tale. When the bride disappears from her own wedding reception, Holmes is called to find out how and why she vanished. Of course, Sherlock deduces the answers swiftly and with very little effort. A shame […]

A lovely locked-room-mystery.

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Arthur Conan Doyle #Book #Review