Friday, September 28, 2012

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Finished The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1894. This is Doyle's second collection of Holmes stories and was intended to be his last. The last story in the book, The Final Problem, implies that Holmes and his arch nemesis, Professor Moriarty, both fall to their deaths over the edge of the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland. Conan Doyle wanted to concentrate on more serious writing projects, but public demand finally convinced him to bring his character back about a decade later. As always, I enjoyed these stories and look forward to Holmes' reappearance when I read The Return of Sherlock Holmes the next year.

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