The Musgrave Ritual
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A doctor by profession, Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) began writing short stories as a young medical student. After setting up his first practice, he took up writing again when business was slow. It was his second foray into literature, in 1887, that brought about the debut of Doyle's beloved character Sherlock Holmes. More successful as an author than a physician, Doyle went on to write many short stories and novels featuring Sherlock Holmes. Among some of Doyle's most famous works are A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, and The Hound of the Baskervilles.Back to top
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An anomaly which often struck me in the character of my friend Sherlock Holmes was that, although in his methods of thought he was the neatest and most methodical of mankind, and although also he affected a certain quiet primness of dress, he was none the less in his personal habits one of the ...Back to top
Reviewed by johndoyle on Jul 4, 2009
Enjoyable Mystery But Too Short
Enjoyable Holmes-retelling rather than Watson-documenting. Good mystery, well told, but not really showing Holmes to be the genius that we believe him to be. And like most of the Holmes short stories it probably would have been better if it was a bit longer.
Reviewed by danmifune on Nov 5, 2008
One of the best Holmes stories
An engaging read. Short but full of drama and mystery that really drags you in. The ending was also a big surprise.
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