Book Description From Goodreads:
“Sherlock Holmes investigates the murder of two Americans whose deaths have some mysterious connection to sinister Socialist groups gathering power in both Britain and America.”
During Lockdown I took part in a number of online courses run by Futurelearn and on one of them I was required to read this book. I downloaded my copy of the book from The Gutenberg Project.
I found this book to be an excellent introduction to Holmes and Watson, their relationship and how they work together to get through a case. Whilst it was a short story, a lot happened. It was cleverly written in that it didn’t drag on and your interest was kept throughout. As the reader you were kept one step behind Sherlock which meant that you wanted to keep reading to see what was going to happen and what Sherlock was going to find next! I sometimes find that short stories leave you hanging, but this one was well balanced and you felt like you had accomplished something at the end!
As I read this book for an online course I got to see things that I wouldn’t normally have picked up on which I think made me enjoy the book more.
Overall I loved the characters, the settings and the way that this book was written. I recommend giving it a read.
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