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"His Last Bow" is a series of stories featuring the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. This particular book is the 5th story of this series. Enjoy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's imagination as you read "The Adventure of the Dying Detective." 5th book of 8 book series *Matte cover with wrap-around cover art* *Sherlock Holmes! "His Last Bow" is a series of stories featuring the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. This particular book is the 5th story of this series. Enjoy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's imagination as you read "The Adventure of the Dying Detective." 5th book of 8 book series *Matte cover with wrap-around cover art* *Sherlock Holmes!


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"His Last Bow" is a series of stories featuring the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. This particular book is the 5th story of this series. Enjoy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's imagination as you read "The Adventure of the Dying Detective." 5th book of 8 book series *Matte cover with wrap-around cover art* *Sherlock Holmes! "His Last Bow" is a series of stories featuring the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. This particular book is the 5th story of this series. Enjoy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's imagination as you read "The Adventure of the Dying Detective." 5th book of 8 book series *Matte cover with wrap-around cover art* *Sherlock Holmes!

30 review for His Last Bow: The Adventure of the Dying Detective

  1. 5 out of 5

    Aishu Rehman

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The Adventure of the Dying Detective' focuses mainly on Sherlock Holmes himself, who claims to be quite ill and about to die from a Sumatran disease. Mrs. Hudson, his housekeeper, is quite worried about him, so she convinces Dr. Watson to visit him in the apartment. Once Watson has seen Holmes, he is also convinced that Holmes is dying, so he leaves to fetch the one person who Holmes claims can save him: Culverton Smith. Watson returns to Holmes's apartment before Smith, and hides behind the bed The Adventure of the Dying Detective' focuses mainly on Sherlock Holmes himself, who claims to be quite ill and about to die from a Sumatran disease. Mrs. Hudson, his housekeeper, is quite worried about him, so she convinces Dr. Watson to visit him in the apartment. Once Watson has seen Holmes, he is also convinced that Holmes is dying, so he leaves to fetch the one person who Holmes claims can save him: Culverton Smith. Watson returns to Holmes's apartment before Smith, and hides behind the bed in order to overhear what Smith and Holmes discuss. Smith admits to Holmes that he killed his nephew, and also that he sent Holmes a package designed to infect him with the same disease. Holmes asks Smith to light the gas, which signals the investigator who is waiting outside to come inside and arrest Smith.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Exina

    Holmes tricks a murderer to confess his deed. Watson is oblivious, as usual. Not the best SH story. It was okay. 2 stars.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Charles van Buren

    Holmes spends most of this story in bed Review of free Kindle edition A Public Domain Book Publication date: May 12, 2012 Language: English ASIN: B0082XID88 33 pages This, the 46th Sherlock Holmes story, was published in the U.S. in Collier's November 22, 1913. The first British publication was in The Strand Magazine, December, 1913. Subsequently, it has been sometimes published simply as The Dying Detective. It was later published in a collection of eight short stories entitled His Last Bow, Some Remi Holmes spends most of this story in bed Review of free Kindle edition A Public Domain Book Publication date: May 12, 2012 Language: English ASIN: B0082XID88 33 pages This, the 46th Sherlock Holmes story, was published in the U.S. in Collier's November 22, 1913. The first British publication was in The Strand Magazine, December, 1913. Subsequently, it has been sometimes published simply as The Dying Detective. It was later published in a collection of eight short stories entitled His Last Bow, Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes. It is difficult to say much about this story without spoilers. It illustrates the extremes to which Holmes is willing to go in order to accomplish his ends. Less successful, less mannerly, less generous of spirit and undoubtedly many would have regarded Holmes as an egomaniacal fanatic. It had been many years since I last read this story so I found it suspenseful. Avoid reading any detailed description of the story and enjoy the suspense for yourself.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jason Donoghue

    I have come to the end of my admiration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the character Sherlock Holmes. I found myself almost falling asleep listening to this audio-book, when my mind begins to think of other things it is a sign, it is not a good story. Sir Arthur seems to use the same template with each story, and after ten or more stories you will begin to see it. Sherlock Holmes is always smarter than who he faces off against apart from in one story which was one of the better stories. Having Ho I have come to the end of my admiration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the character Sherlock Holmes. I found myself almost falling asleep listening to this audio-book, when my mind begins to think of other things it is a sign, it is not a good story. Sir Arthur seems to use the same template with each story, and after ten or more stories you will begin to see it. Sherlock Holmes is always smarter than who he faces off against apart from in one story which was one of the better stories. Having Holmes smarter than everyone else and yet we never find what he is thinking until the end is tiresome after awhile. He is a perfect character who can do no wrong, and this bores me. at least my character's have scares and imperfections. now in no ways am i saying my writing compares to this author but i just find character with a past and who is not perfect a whole lot better to read and write about. To end this review, i would tell people to read other stories this one is lacking.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jason Parent

    I love this one even though it is absolutely and utterly predictable, for the mere lengths Sherlock is willing to go to be an ass to Watson. ... and again, Watson just takes it.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Chaplain Walle

    This is a great adventure wherein Sherlock Holmes nearly dies of a rare eastern disease, but ends up tricking his killer. I recommend it to all.

  7. 5 out of 5

    AhmEd MokhTar

    Mrs. Hudson is very worried about Sherlock Holmes Mr. Watson went to see his doctor But why all this ? Yes Sherlock Holmes is sick The doctor came and told Sherlock he would die But what caused the disease ?

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jen 3_Piets

    6/5 stars for an excellent performance by Sherlock Holmes (and reading by the exceptional Mr Simon Vance). I knew the story generally already from the BBC Sherlock series but this was better than that. Brilliant and well done ACD.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Abigail Harris

    I've reread this several times and still enjoy it. Better then the shows too... And I enjoyed those though I didn't like all of the creepiness. I've reread this several times and still enjoy it. Better then the shows too... And I enjoyed those though I didn't like all of the creepiness.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Saman

    "Of all ruins, that of a noble mind is the most deplorable." Holmes was ill with a coolie disease from Sumatra. Only Mr.Culverton Smith could cure him of his illness. Unfortunately, he holds a grudge against him for the death of his nephew, Victor Savage. Was Holmes responsible for his death? Will Culverton cure him of his illness? The story despite being short engaged with every aspect thoroughly. "Of all ruins, that of a noble mind is the most deplorable." Holmes was ill with a coolie disease from Sumatra. Only Mr.Culverton Smith could cure him of his illness. Unfortunately, he holds a grudge against him for the death of his nephew, Victor Savage. Was Holmes responsible for his death? Will Culverton cure him of his illness? The story despite being short engaged with every aspect thoroughly.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Molly

    One of my absolute favorite Sherlock Holmes stories. This is one that Messrs. Gatiss and Moffat desperately need to consider for an upcoming series of Sherlock. It would showcase the brilliance of Cumberbatch, Freeman and co. to the highest levels. Such an incredible story...

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jemma

    Hah, smart ;)

  13. 5 out of 5

    Yi Sheng

    It covers the angles well.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Veena Vijayan

    Sherlock Holmes never leaves us disappointed. In this short read, once again the writer has shown us the intelligence and quirkiness of our beloved Sherlock Holmes.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Yoak

    One of the things that I dislike about Holmes is his willingness to lie to and hurt Watson to achieve some minor end, as though the matter was of no importance to him. The Big Lie, his own death which Watson believed for meany years, is the best example of that. This is a similar story boiled down -- someone attempts to poison Holmes and he wishes the would-be poisoner to believe it is working. To that end, he convinces Watson that it worked knowing that Watson will seem absolutely genuine to th One of the things that I dislike about Holmes is his willingness to lie to and hurt Watson to achieve some minor end, as though the matter was of no importance to him. The Big Lie, his own death which Watson believed for meany years, is the best example of that. This is a similar story boiled down -- someone attempts to poison Holmes and he wishes the would-be poisoner to believe it is working. To that end, he convinces Watson that it worked knowing that Watson will seem absolutely genuine to the would-be poisoner. Such tactics develop Holmes' character, and those basic traits would apply even if these unseemly events were removed, but I still find myself disliking the stories in which they appear.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Danna

    This is one of the lesser in the Sherlock Holmes Adventures. Instead of focusing on intellect and wit for both the reader and Sherlock, the main focuses are how well he can use Watsons trust for him and manipulate it. That is the biggest factor. It's still got elements of a Holmes mystery, however minute they are, but this one probably shouldn't have been published. This is one of the lesser in the Sherlock Holmes Adventures. Instead of focusing on intellect and wit for both the reader and Sherlock, the main focuses are how well he can use Watsons trust for him and manipulate it. That is the biggest factor. It's still got elements of a Holmes mystery, however minute they are, but this one probably shouldn't have been published.

  17. 5 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    It's difficult to review this without giving away significant plot points, but it's more of an adventure than a mystery for Sherlock Holmes has it all figured out before Doctor Watson begins the first word of his narration. It's difficult to review this without giving away significant plot points, but it's more of an adventure than a mystery for Sherlock Holmes has it all figured out before Doctor Watson begins the first word of his narration.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Catherine Hutinett

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was crying my eyes out. Then he was a big JERK and fooled Watson into thinking he was dying just to solve a case! Sherlock deserves a big SLAP from me!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jody Heim

    My review I give this book only 1 star. Not the best from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Thought it was going to be much better.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Zainab Al saba'a

    Master piece. This one is absolutely magnificent. Poor Watson though

  21. 5 out of 5

    An-Nisa Nur'aini

    “I am somewhat exhausted; I wonder how a battery feels when it pours electricity into a non-conductor?” 4,5. I nearly gave the story a five-star... :') “I am somewhat exhausted; I wonder how a battery feels when it pours electricity into a non-conductor?” 4,5. I nearly gave the story a five-star... :')

  22. 5 out of 5

    Gabriela

    One of my favorite Holmes stories! I never get tired of reading it!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mary Harmon

    Dr. Watson is called to the bedside of his friend Sherlock Holmes. When he arrives he finds that the detective is dying. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has written another masterpiece.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Riya Agarwal

    Keeps you gripped till the very end!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ayla Berg

    I generally really enjoy reading a Sherlock Holmes story every once in a while. Having read the majority of them, however, I found this story to be somewhat disappointing. After ignoring the Victorian sexism in the introduction, you are presented with a mystery of sorts, just like in the other stories. This time, however, the mystery only revolves around the deadly disease Holmes claims to have. Because you do not get to read the clues Holmes followed and the way the mystery was introduced to him I generally really enjoy reading a Sherlock Holmes story every once in a while. Having read the majority of them, however, I found this story to be somewhat disappointing. After ignoring the Victorian sexism in the introduction, you are presented with a mystery of sorts, just like in the other stories. This time, however, the mystery only revolves around the deadly disease Holmes claims to have. Because you do not get to read the clues Holmes followed and the way the mystery was introduced to him, it is not as complex as it usually is and therefore did not draw enough of my interest. About halfway through I already got a feeling of how the story would end and as it turned out I was right: there was no big reveal or plottwist at the end of this story that could surprise me. Although I do suspect I might have just read too many Holmes stories by now, and although the story still amused me, I am glad the majority of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories does have a mystery complex enough to draw me in.

  26. 5 out of 5

    James

    Here again, we get back to a good ‘Holmes and Watson’ story. Over reading successive books in order by Arthur Conan Doyle, you get to see and witness the growing relationship between both Holmes and Watson. This has been something severely lacking in recent stories. It is good that Conan Doyle has returned to this. In this book, Holmes is thin, gaunt, dying. Mrs Hudson calls in Dr Watson. Although Holmes won’t allow Watson to examine him, he insists on Watson calling in a plant expert whose exper Here again, we get back to a good ‘Holmes and Watson’ story. Over reading successive books in order by Arthur Conan Doyle, you get to see and witness the growing relationship between both Holmes and Watson. This has been something severely lacking in recent stories. It is good that Conan Doyle has returned to this. In this book, Holmes is thin, gaunt, dying. Mrs Hudson calls in Dr Watson. Although Holmes won’t allow Watson to examine him, he insists on Watson calling in a plant expert whose expertise is plants of the Far East. All that was really lacking in this story was inspector Lastrade.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lloyd Hughes

    Mrs Hudson comes to Watson and tells him that Sherlock is dying. Watson rushes to his bedside where Sherlock tells him its true, and that it’s a rare foreign illness. Can it be true? Is Sherlock faking? Will he be cured? It’s only a 13 page read and 13 pages of Holmes is very, very good. 5 stars because Sherlock Holmes is essential reading for people who enjoy reading.

  28. 5 out of 5

    sofia

    Ok, not the best Sherlock story !! I had the tv episode in my head while reading it and I have to say I preferred it. I read this because it was mentioned at a lecture as one of the first stories which had diseases used for murder! Fun! So I reckon it was a lot more shocking and enjoyable back when it was written and doesn’t have the same impact now!!

  29. 5 out of 5

    William Mc Callum

    Wonderful reading 📚 Another will written thriller mystery novella with Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson chasing a murderer. The story line is fast moving with the help of the usual Holmes helpers to the conclusion. I would recommend this quick read to Sherlock Holmes fans. Enjoy reading 🔰2021 😁

  30. 4 out of 5

    Azuma-chan

    This is my favorite story from this collection, Holmes almost made me believe that he was sick and he's the careful man in my eyes, I mean how did he became careless and let that happen to him!? but the ending really surprised me so 5 stars for sure. This is my favorite story from this collection, Holmes almost made me believe that he was sick and he's the careful man in my eyes, I mean how did he became careless and let that happen to him!? but the ending really surprised me so 5 stars for sure.

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