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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand magazine in which they were first published and won immense popularity for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson The detective is at the height of his powers and the volume is full of famous cases including 'The Red Headed League' 'The Blue Carbuncle' and 'The Speckled Band' Although Holmes gained a reputation for infallibility Conan Doyle showed his own realism and feminism by having the great detective defeated by Irene Adler the woman in the very first story 'A Scandal in Bohemia' The editor of this volume Richard Lancelyn Green is editor of The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes With John Michael Gibson he compiled the Soho Series Bibliography of A Conan Doyle


10 thoughts on “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  1. says:

    A 85% | Extraordinary Notes It finds an ideal medium in chapter length tales a rare short story collection with no misses only hits and better hits


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    Nothing compares to the original If you really want to know Holmes and Watson this is what you read The characterization and pacing is for me delightful The insights into a London of trains and mail than once a day the manners of the time the dialogue this is a feastVery honestly speaking none of the movie or television adaptations have ever given me the sensation of 'being there' at Baker Street with Holmes and Watson that I get from the original storiesRead them You owe it to yourself


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    June 2020So this is a Group read for English Mysteries where we shall be reading all of the Conan Doyle Holmes short stories and Novels over the next 18 months finishing on Dartmoor for Christmas 2021Interestingly I have to say the version I am now reading has 12 short stories compared to the 10 in 2018 I can only guess that different editions and I have many for different countries have different sets of storiesFor this re read there will be 12 12 is the number of stories there shall be So in order read The Redheaded League 5⭐️A wonderful example of Holmes capabilities What is The Red Headed League and why does it want pawnbroker Mr Wilson to join their ranksA Case of Identity 4⭐️Where has the intended of Miss Mary Sutherland disappeared to ? In fact why did he vanish on the way to their wedding ?The Boscombe Valley Mystery 5⭐️Who else but his son could have killed Mr Charles McCarthy but if so why did James not say what their argument had been about or why make up the story about his father saying a rat with his last breathThe Five Orange Pips 4⭐️Who keeps sending members of the Openshaw family 5 Orange Pips And what papers should be put on the sundial in the garden ?The Man with the Twisted Lip 5⭐️A wonderful story in which Holmes is for a while stumped how could the beggar have killed the fit London businessman and disposed of his body out of the window into the Thames so uickly And then a night of pipe smoking contemplation allows him to solve the crimeThe Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle 5⭐️A fabulous story demonstrating Holmes ability to delve into a problem and follow it to a conclusion So who was the man who was attacked late one night as he staggered home with a goose Peterson the commissioner saw the man attacked and rescued his hat and goose Holmes manages to discern a large amount of information about the gooses owner just from his hat much to Watson's amazement The Speckled Band 5⭐️Probably one of the most famous short stories and very atmospheric Why did her twin die and what is the whistling ?The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb 45⭐️A story that focusses on an injury done to a hydraulic engineer who had been called out late at night to repair a hydraulic press Offered an extortionate fee for his assistance it ends in him being taken to Dr Watson's surgery for treatmentThe Adventure of the Noble Bachelor 45⭐️The upper crust Lord Robert St Simon calls on Holmes when his American very rich wife of just a few hours mysteriously disappearsThe Adventure of the Beryl Coronet 5⭐️Alexander Holder co owner of a private bank arrives in a terrible state at 221B His honour could be in shreds as he has taken a well known fabulously expensive bejewelled coronet in exchange for a monstrous loan of £50 000 And then that night he catches his son with the coronet in his hands and jewels missing ruination beckonsThe Adventure of the Copper BeechesWhy as a governess would you be offered 3 times your asked for salary be asked to occasionally wear certain dresses and asked to cut your hair short Violet Hunter visits Sherlock to ask if she accept a job with those conditions Sherlock says she should keep in touch if she accepts the position but he would not let his sister accept that position if he had oneA Scandal in BohemiaSo this is story 1 in the book but as part of the group read I am reading it last in this anthology simply because although interesting it is also reliant on people already knowing about Holmes Needless to say it is all about That Woman enough saidFebruary 2018 5 Stars This was a personal re read I'm guessing for the 4th or 5th time and it was as fabulous as everIt comprises 10 short stories A scandal in Bohemia A case of identity The Boscombe Valley mystery The five orange pips The adventure of the blue carbuncle The adventure of the speckled band The adventure of the engineer's thumb The adventure of the noble bachelor The adventure of the beryl coronet The adventure of the copper beechesThese stories are all well written with wonderful characterisations and great settings As with Miss Marple or Poirot I see a certain actor whenever I read a Sherlock Holmes book and that is Jeremy Brett To me he is the epitome of Sherlock nessIn this collection we see Sherlock and Watson involved with royalty to beggars from geese to snakes from central London to the suburbs when they were suburbs to the South Wset from bank robbers to murders to The WomanIf you've never read any Holmes this is a great place to start and will give you an insight into his amazing abilities his relationship with Watson and fantastic descriptions of Victorian London


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    I’ve been listening to Sherlock Holmes stories in the car and think I’m going to go through and listen to all of them now I’ve started with The Adventures and have enjoyed it immensely There must have been any number of psychological studies performed on Mr Holmes There is of course that wonderful line by Borges in his lectures on Verse in which he says that he believes in the Character of Sherlock Holmes without actually believing in any of the stories in which that character appears That is such a clever thing to say and I think it is also remarkably true Although as with most other true things I never seem to have too much trouble ‘believing’ in the stories as they are being told If I was doing a psychological analysis of Mr Holmes something obviously I’m grossly underualified to perform – but I feel uite safe given he never actually existed and even if he did he would be well dead by now and so would be uite unlikely to be adversely affected by any nonsense I might come up with it would probably have a lot to say about the beginnings of these stories There is a bit of a pattern to how these stories start Either a client or all too often Dr Watson is presented to Holmes and he makes some remarkable logical deduction about these invariably astonished characters from a seemingly insignificant detail he notices via an article of clothing or their hatWhat I find so psychologically interesting about him doing this at the start of each story is that I can’t help but feel he does this to present himself as the intellectual superior to those around him The relationship between Watson and Holmes really isn’t the same as that between Boswell and Johnson despite the constant reference to the similarities Watson may be the dutifully biographer but his role is also that of the slightly foolish but endlessly appreciative audience It is as if it is only through his reactions that we learn when to gasp and when to applaud with awesome wonder Watson is the laughing track of his day But Holmes repeatedly asserting his intellectual superiority at the beginning of each story is fascinating as it also hints at insecurities in his character He reuires reassurance He is a flawed character our Holmes Rational empirical but also all too often only interested in ‘people’ for the complex ‘cases’ they present him with There is also the problem of his drug addiction which he invariably turns to out of sheer boredom and invariably that is intellectual boredom I can’t begin to tell you how surprised I was to find that Doyle was a spiritualist It is something I found myself remembering as Holmes performs his tricks Because there is something terribly similar about the tricks Holmes performs and the ‘cold reading’ performed by a spiritualist His ‘explaining’ often results in his audience saying something like – now it is explained I can see how easy it all is which then has Holmes complaining he should keep his methods to himself Except I think there is a deeper significance to him doing these performances – and that is to constantly have his audience wondering what else there is about them he can ‘see’ what other secrets has he access to?A lesser character would have ‘mystical powers’ – Holmes achieves the same thing through the force of his intellect The only wonder is given our culture’s clear distrust if not active loathing of the intellect how he ever came to be uite so loved in the first place Perhaps his 'coldness' explains this perhaps it is because he is the model of the detached scientist that it is alright to like himNow talking of love My eldest daughter became particularly fond of Mr Holmes about five years ago So much so that she read all of his stories after we watched many of the BBC TV shows of his works made in the 1980s One day she had been reading one of the stories in this book and Watson mentions in an off hand way that one can calculate how tall someone is from the length of their stride And so Fi actually tried this taking various measurements and doing a series of calculations It is hard to exaggerate the utter joy children bring into one’s life They come highly recommended – as do the wonderful stories in this collectionOh and there are a couple of stories where it is mentioned that someone is reading a book with a yellow cover – a mysterydetective story In Italy detective stories are still referred to as ‘Yellows’ I wonder why these stories tended to be printed in books with yellow covers? I must wiki it at some stage


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    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes #3 Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes It was first published on 14 October 1892; the individual stories had been serialised in The Strand Magazine between July 1891 and June 1892 The stories are not in chronological order and the only characters common to all twelve are Holmes and Dr Watson The stories are related in first person narrative from Watson's point of viewتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز سوم ماه اکتبر سال 2016 میلادیعنوان ماجراهای شرلوک هولمز کارآگاه خصوصی؛ نویسنده آرتور کانن دویل؛ مترجم کریم امامی؛ تهران؛ طرح نو؛ چاپ نخست 1372 تا 1377؛ در چهار مجلد؛ فروست مجموعه کتابهای سیاه؛ عنوان جلد نخست رسوایی در کشور بوهم و پنج داستان دیگر؛ عنوان جلد دوم برق نقره ای و پنج داستان دیگر؛ عنوان جلد سوم سیمای زرد و پنج داستان دیگر؛ عنوان جلد چهارم عینک دور طلایی و پنج داستان دیگر؛ چاپ سوم 1387؛ موضوع داستانهای کارآگاهی نویسندگان بریتانیایی سده 19 معنوان شرلوک هولمز؛ نویسنده آرتور کانن دویل؛ مترجم محمد قصاع؛ تهران؛ شهر قلم؛ 1394؛ در 112 ص؛مجموعه‌ ای از دوازده داستان نوشته‌ شده توسط «سر آرتور کانن دویل»، درباره ی «شرلوک هلمز» کاراگاه مشهور خلق شده توسط ایشان است این داستان‌ها نخستین داستان‌های کوتاه «شرلوک هلمز» بودند، که برای نخستین بار از ماه ژوئیه سال 1891 میلادی، تا ماه ژوئن سال 1892 میلادی، در مجله ی «استراند» چاپ شدند این کتاب در روز چهاردهم ماه اکتبر سال 1892 میلادی، در انگلستان چاپ شد عنوان داستانها در کتاب اصلی «رسوایی در بوهم»؛ «انجمن موسرخ‌ها»؛ «مسئله هویت»؛ «راز دره بوسکمب»؛ «پنج هسته پرتغال»؛ «مرد لب کج»؛ «ماجراهای یاقوت کبود»؛ «ماجراهای نوار خال خال»؛ «ماجراهای انگشت قطع شده مهندس»؛ «ماجراهای مجرد نجیب‌زاده»؛ «ماجراهای نیم تاج یاقوت»؛ و «ماجراهای آلش‌های مسی»؛ این دوازده داستان، به همراه هشت داستان دیگر از «ماجراهای شرلوک هلمز» نخستین بار توسط جناب آقای «کریم امامی» ترجمه و در چهار مجلد چاپ شده است ا شربیانی


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    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes published in 1892 and available for free online reading or downloading here on Project Gutenberg or many other places is a collection of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories Doyle's formula for his Sherlock stories gets a little bit worn and visible after you read several of them back to back But there are some jewels in this collection and they all have something to offer the interested reader even if it's only an insight into Sherlock's or Dr Watson's characters or Victorian societyMy full reviews for these stories are at the links but I've posted my star ratings and brief comments here4 A Scandal in Bohemia Notable mostly for the appearance of Irene Adler probably the best and most intelligent female character Doyle ever created3 The Red Headed League Reading about a massive crowd of redheads was fun but otherwise this is a fairly standard Sherlock Holmes story2 A Case of Identity The rare swing and miss it's lightweight and predictable with a patronizing Victorian view of women that thoroughly irritated me34 The Boscombe Valley Mystery A son is accused of his father's murder understandable since he was found at the scene covered in blood but of course there's to the story than that 35 The Five Orange Pips Five dried up orange seeds in an envelope are a serious threat? Apparently so when they're accompanied by the letters KKK and followed by death This one is atmospheric and compelling reading but I'm dinging it for Doyle's complete disregard for actual historical facts about the KKK This story is also notable for view spoilerbeing one of the few total fails by Sherlock Holmes hide spoiler


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    As a rule the bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be It is your commonplace featureless crimes which are really puzzling just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify Who doesn't know Sherlock Holmes these days? Even if not everyone might be familiar with the original version invented by Arthur Conan Doyle Mr Holmes has become such a legend in his own right a development fed and supported by numerous stage screen and radio adaptions that it is nearly impossible to hear the word 'detective' without immediately associating Sherlock Holmes'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' is a collection of altogether twelve short stories published as the third part of the Sherlock Holmes series following Doyle's novels A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four Not without reason do many readers consider this collection to be Doyle's masterpiece myself included It simply was no masterpiece which absolutely thrilled or stunned me Blame it on me or my inability to read all the stories from this collection in less than four months but a lot of the fun about Holmes' and Watson's adventures was deprived from the novel by repeating exactly the same concept in each and every one of those storiesLet's take a look at the short stories itself which may very well represent the very essence of Doyle's works in the Sherlock Holmes canon Beginning with A Scandal in Bohemia and concluding with The Adventure of the Copper Beeches Doyle invented two famous female characters freuently associated with the stories about Holmes Irene Adler and Violet Hunter Both may be considered ahead of their times surprisingly independent and brave The other characters Doyle brought into play during the other ten stories were not uite as memorable however The Red Headed League turned out to be a sweet little short story which isn't very outstanding in the Sherlock Holmes series because of its predictability but still includes some interesting uotes and follows a suspense packed plot with a conclusion which will keep you turning the pages just as The Boscombe Valley Mystery an interesting mystery story about a man being suspected of having murdered his father consisting of fast paced dialogues and an exciting turning point Everyone seems to have guessed the ending correctly before reading it everyone except for me which may be the reason for why I liked it so much A Case of Identity was far off being nearly as intriguing I have written a full review for this story here while The Man with the Twisted Lip emerged as a really good short story with an interesting twist I would never have figured out on my own In addition Arthur Conan Doyle included some interesting material surrounding Sherlock's drug addiction here and once again he masterfully explored the friendship between Sherlock and Watson Afterwards a story about the influence of the Ku Klux Klan The Five Orange Pips elouently narrated by Watson as usual once again followed the pattern of a classic Holmes tale with an interesting plot and new layers of depth to the character of Sherlock Holmes Sadly enough it wasn't as uniue as Doyle wanted the story to appearAnother rather interesting little story but not outstanding or mind blowing was The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle enjoyable but nothing Therein Holmes has to deal with a stolen carbuncle appearing in the throat of a Christmas goose entering on the search for the real culprit The Speckled Band is one of the most well known stories in this collection and the hype this short story received is understandable due to its complex mystery and the stunning conclusion I liked the story myself However never before has Doyle confronted us with so many plot holes which ultimately disappointed me A story full of potential which was stripped from its credibility for the sake of cutting it short the story certainly provided home for potential than some of Doyle's full length novels The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb deals with an engineer whose thumb is chopped off stinging Sherlock to work out the background of this new case The Noble Bachelor focuses on the disappearance of a Lord's bride immediately after the wedding ceremony uite an entertaining story with snarky Sherlock Holmes at his best and a stunning conclusion which once again made the reader feel as dumbfounded as John Watson about Sherlock's investigative talents The second last story The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet deals with the damage mysteriously inflicted to the coronet of a British earl and finally during the conclusion of the collection Doyle rises to fresh heights of his writing with The Adventure of the Copper Beeches breathing life into a suspenseful story surrounding a woman who assumes work at the mansion of a strange couple with dark secretsWhile most of these stories are independently enjoyable and memorable on their own added up on each other they amount to a collection of great mysteries Doyle could have been proud of However for me the problem in getting through the anthology proved to be the similar execution of each and every story All of them started with Sherlock and Watson sitting or conversing in Sherlock's home right before the case's new victim appeared in most cases on the story's second page After elaborately recounting their experiences in a way so explicitly formulated that they might have been the starting point of a story without Sherlock or Watson being present the second part of all the stories mainly consisted in Sherlock and Watson calling upon the location of the occurence right before the third part was used to allow Sherlock to narrate the real events leading up to the upcoming of the mystery based on his investigations Now and then the second step was even skipped if Sherlock started the investigation without Watson who was the first person narrator which resulted in us only being allowed to look at Sherlock's approach if Watson was present as well and it just bothered me to read the same concept over and over again only embedded in different plotlines And just as a footnote someone should have told Sherlock not to consider every single one of his cases as the greatest challenge of his career It became repetitive after a certain pointHowever The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes remains a great work and can be seen as a tribute to the wonderful and world wide famous characters of Holmes and Watson My only disappointment results in my shattered hopes that Mycroft Holmes' brother or Moriarty Holmes' archenemy might be introduced during one of these stories but my anticipation of meeting them obviously needs to wait slightly longer Up next on my Sherlock Holmes uest The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes


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    To have a slight measure of the pleasant chills that race up and down your spine when you delve into a meaty Holmes mystery do read the introduction passage by Mark Gatiss co creator of BBC Entertainment’s Sherlock Amidst a host of admirable emotions Gatiss’ one nostalgic paragraph captured my fancyIt goes thusly “I’d never read any of the original stories until one fateful Saturday when recovering from German measles I was given a treat a trip to WH Smith and the purchase of any book I wanted There nestling amongst all the possible contenders for my shiny fifty pence piece was a gorgeous plump purple Pan paperback with a colour tinted Sidney Paget illustration on the cover The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Everything about it promised the thrill of mystery and the faintly ueasy allure of Victoriana with which I was already and headily in love But first came the introduction I can’t remember much about it now except that it ended with the moving sentiment I wish I were reading these stories for the first time“ I wish I were reading these stories for the first timeNever has a statement so effectively captured the sheer bliss of nose diving into an old and much cherished spot of literature What prompted me to revisit the series was BBC Entertainment’s hugely popular and marvellously brilliant show SHERLOCK A fellow fan sharp reviewer and possessor of the prodigious talent to pick the perfect book Yes MithI am talking about you and yours truly were jamming up our Tumblr dashboards with the magnificence of a certain Mr Benedict Cumberbatch Said Cumberbatch has done a splendid job of yanking MrHolmes into modern day London and playing him with aplomb It doesn’t hurt that he’s very easy on the eyes tooErgo when Cumberbatch he of the cupid curls vertiginous cheekbones and manic eye glint with his trusty bro mate Watson Martin Freeman graced the cover of yet another Sherlock edition I had to lay my hands on it All the foaming at the mouth fans and I mean that in the nicest way possible since I unashamedly head the pack can be forgiven for labouring under the misconception that this book here is a TV Series adaptation It’s notSadlywell not really because KNOCK KNOCK it’s Sherlock Holmes the ORIGINALthe book is a reprint of the twelve original mysteries as written by Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSo when Holmes is not marvelling over the cleverness of Irene Adler he’s scratching his head over the sudden collapse of the Red Haired League Whether it’s the trivial case of the Blue Carbuncle or the horrifying finale of the Speckled Band Holmes is striding about with a befuddled Watson in tow Dignities are being restoredgenteel ladies are being chivalrously rescuedand pages are being fraught with drama deceit and old fashioned danger In short everything that you would expect from the most famous detective of all fictional timesWhat could I write in my review that would add anything new to the reams that have been dedicated to the snarkiest sleuth of them all? How do I delve into a character that’s a delightful blend of humility and egotism? How do I gush and fawn over a mind that could dissect an individual down to the tiniest speck of dust on the tip of his frock coat? From the moment a knock falls at the door of 221B Baker Street you know that you are in for a treat From the pithy to the sensational no case escaped the interest of Holmes and his partner in crime solving DrWatson Holmes would settle down before the roaring fireplace light his pipe give the despairing individual a clinical onceover draw his almost always correctconclusions and then just as uickly proceed to unravel mysteries on the strength of observation infallible logic and that essential spark of genius cloaked in eccentricities In the times of darkly dreaming Dexter and stiletto wearing Detective Kate Beckett Holmes may pale in comparison And then againmaybe he won’t In the cold of Victorian London amidst the ladies who sniffed into their lacy kerchiefs and the gentleman who blustered around in their breeches Holmes cut a dashing figure With his dry wit and baffling disguises he plundered the murky underbelly ah how I love my clichés of crime and almost always got his manwomanmurderous cultYes we love our modern day detective dramas and high octane police chases We love the forensics lab with it’s meticulously laid out tools We love the fact that a well worded Google search might just catch that horrendous serial killer by the end of the one hour episodeBut as Steven Moffat co creator of BBC Entertainment’s Sherlock puts it Conan Doyle's stories were never about frock coats and gas light; they're about brilliant detection dreadful villains and blood curdling crimes – and frankly to hell with the crinoline Other detectives have cases Sherlock Holmes has adventures and that's what matters


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    I bought this at a library sale essentially on the principle of 'well I should read it' Expectations of actually enjoying it? Hm low Reality? I’m obsessedThe appeal in these stories comes in their brief nature They’re easy to read before bedtime each night if you want to be incredibly cheesy I did Each one sets up and interesting premise and builds to an ending that you hardly ever see coming but always find satisfying In his epic video Sherlock Is Garbage and Here’s Why hbomberguy pointed out that Irene Adler is in this story a protofeminist figure and I’m inclined to agree Having a woman outsmart Sherlock in one of the first stories upon which he learns and grows was both unexpected and deeply satisfying It’s fun in general that Holmes occasionally fails There is very little I can say about Sherlock Holmes that has not been said before I do think however that the dynamic of John and Watson is particularly brilliant As is pointed out in the introduction to the Complete Sherlock Holmes which I just started as of the writing of this review the idea of having an everyman to Sherlock Holmes’ incredible detective is honestly inspired My favorite stories included A Scandal in Bohemia → featuring Irene Adler The Speckled Band → I guessed the ending of this but it did not impact how much I loved it The Adventure of the Copper Beeches → arguably the eeriest one and featuring some interesting commentary on genderBlog | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify | Youtube | About |


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    After “reading” lengthy audiobooks like Vanity Fair I just wanted to readlisten to something short Then I saw the movie The Imitation Game highly recommended and I thought “Of course Sherlock”I suspect reviewing an anthology by listing all the stories and commenting on each of them is probably inelegant and amateurish but I never said I was a pro So the game is afoot Let the jollification begin A Scandal in Bohemia Irene Adler is not Holmes' girlfriend OK? Stop shipping Sherene already sorry for this bout of Tumblrism One of the best known SH stories ever one with a great twist Irene Adler is simply awesome She is possibly the inspiration for Catwoman Without spoiling anything I can tell you that she was never in any danger of being beheaded in the Middle East Actually Holmes probably fancies her a bit mostly for her brainThe Red Headed League Holmes vs The Deadly Gingers This is “a three pipes problem” according to Holmes This story is subtly funny in places Holmes and Watson even have a good laugh at his dimwitted client's expenseA Case of Identity One of the comfy cases which Holmes can solve from his armchair Funny thing about this story is that while it is good when I looked at the title of the story a couple days later in the Contents page I had no idea what it is about It's just too elementary Note to self This one is about a missing fiancé who leaves his nice but dim bride at the altar he is not what he seemsThe Boscombe Valley Mystery Murder almost foul Number of pipes not specified probably not than four as the case involves a bit of traveling Holmes says something surprisingly religious here “You are yourself aware that you will soon have to answer for your deed at a higher court than the AssizesThe Five Orange Pips A bit of an epic fail for Sherlock it's a great story and Holmes did solve the case but the conclusion of the case is not one of his shining moments If you receive five orange pips in the post view spoileryou may as well kill yourself because even Holmes can’t help you though he will avenge you which is not much of a consolation hide spoiler