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His Last Bow [NOOK Book]

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'His Last Bow', the title story of this collection, tells how Sherlock Holmes is brought out of retirement to help the Government fight the German threat at the approach of the First World War. The Prime Minister himself requests Holmes's services to hunt down the remarkable German agent, Von Bork. Several of the detective's earlier cases complete the volume, including 'Wisteria Lodge', 'The Bruce-Partington Plans', and 'The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax'. In 'The Dying Detective', Dr Watson is horrified to discover Holmes at death's door
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Overview

'His Last Bow', the title story of this collection, tells how Sherlock Holmes is brought out of retirement to help the Government fight the German threat at the approach of the First World War. The Prime Minister himself requests Holmes's services to hunt down the remarkable German agent, Von Bork. Several of the detective's earlier cases complete the volume, including 'Wisteria Lodge', 'The Bruce-Partington Plans', and 'The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax'. In 'The Dying Detective', Dr Watson is horrified to discover Holmes at death's door from a mysterious tropical disease as his friend lays a trap for a murderer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781291501988
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 12/30/2013
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,308,886
  • File size: 355 KB

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KGStJ, DL (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.

Biography

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed.

Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur -- he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War -- became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 22, 1859
    2. Place of Birth:
      Edinburgh, Scotland
    1. Date of Death:
      July 7, 1930
    2. Place of Death:
      Crowborough, Sussex, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Sherlock

    Sheflock holmes mycroft holmes john hamish watson i honestly love sherlock holmes! But its not like the show. Dun dun dududn

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Masterful Exit of a Master Detective

    For fans who can't get enough of Holmes and Watson, here is one final shot to feed their addiction. Short book of fascinating short stories as only ACD can provide. Great read over a weekend. But be warned: you won't be able to do anything else until you complete the book, so set aside several delicious hours to spend with the greatest detective of all time.

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  • Posted February 20, 2012

    Entertaining...but not as engaging as some of the earlier works.

    "His Last Bow" is the next to the last book in the original Sherlock Holmes set of stories and also the next to the last collection of short stories. The plot lines are probably the most creative of the Holmes stories that I've read so far...but they aren't as much fun to read. Doyle doesn't provide all of the necessary clues for the reader to solve the mystery. Almost all of the stories' solutions involve things that Holmes found out while he was away from Watson...so key pieces of evidence are missing when you try to solve the crimes yourself. "His Last Bow" still contains fun and entertaining adventures...but it's not as engaging as most of the other Sherlock Holmes books. I felt too detached from the solution process.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Good story, but this volume was published with spelling/punctuation errors

    The only feedback I really wanted to leave regarding this tome is that it has several spelling/punctuation issues throughout the stories. It doesn't necessarily ruin the book or make it incomprehensible, but it does cause me to focus on the errors for a moment - rather than the experience of the story.

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    Posted October 8, 2011

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