Sherlock Holmes: Bütün Hikâyeleri 4
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Sherlock Holmes: Bütün Hikâyeleri 4 (Sherlock Holmes #8)

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İçindeki hikâyeler:
Wisteria Köşkü 1
Wisteria Köşkü 2
Karton Kutu
Kızıl Çember
Bruce Partington Planları
Dedektif Ölüm Döşeğinde
Leydi Frances Carfax'in Kayboluşu
Şeytan Ayağı
Perde Kapanıyor
Paperback, 286 pages
Published June 2003 by Rem Yayıncılık (first published 1908)
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K.D. Absolutely
The Sherlock Holmes collection that has the fewest number of short stories: 8. It is even a story-less in its British edition. This is called His Last Bow because it shares that title with its anchor (last) story. Other than that reason, I could not associate any of the other stories with Holmes bowing out as they all have the same ingredients or formula as the earlier Sherlock Holmes literary pieces.

The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge. John Scott Eccles consults Holmes and Watson regarding the deat...more
Diane
This is the penultimate collection of Sherlock Holmes stories. I have spent my summer going through the Sherlock canon, and I am a bit sad to be nearing the end of my time with the great detective. Even though some of the stories are not the best mysteries, they have a certain charm to them that makes them endearing to read.

In this collection, my favorites were "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans," "The Adventure of the Dying Detective," and "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot." The fina...more
Ali
There are times when only certain types of books will do, when one is feeling in need of some consoling literary friend. At such times I often reach for Agatha Christie, although another old and comforting literary companion is Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.

This fairly slight volume contains eight fascinating Holmes stories, each of them a fairly decent length, utterly perfect to curl up with on a chilly December evening. I adore the character of Holmes, it matches exactly the mood that Doyle cr...more
Ferdy
A fairly good collection of Sherlock stories - I probably would have enjoyed them more though if I hadn't been binge reading the series as it made them rather predictable and formulaic.
The last story was different than the others though, which I liked, but it did feel somewhat odd and out of place as it was set much later than the other cases and instead of the usual telegrams and carriages, it was all telephones and cars. I'm hoping the next lot of stories are set later on as well, it would ma...more
russell barnes
So, as I said previously, Not the last Sherlock Holmes book, although chronologically the last as it finishes at the dawn of The Great War. 'Great' as in 'Huge' rather than 'Spiffing'...

Anyhoo...

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are taking a trip across a desert by hot-air balloon. There are not many landmarks; so eventually, they become lost. Luckily, while flying quite low, they see a man.

Holmes shouts, "Sir, could you please tell me where we are?"

The man looks up, ponders for a moment, and then...more
Namratha
I have a newly acquired quirk. As I browse through the detective shelf at my local bookstore and come across the neatly lined up spines of SHERLOCK HOLMES' many many adventures, I must, I absolutely must pluck them out just to view the artwork on the cover.
Blame it on Benedict. Benedict Cumberbatch.
Yes, do.

And so, when I came across a bright orange spine of His Last Bow , I pulled it out and lo!....there were my two favourite BBC men, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, giving me their com...more
Julie Davis
I'm actually listening to this concurrently with reading the second annotated Sherlock Holmes book. I enjoy reading the stories and copious notes. However, having stumbled upon Derek Jacobi's readings at my library, I simply can't resist listening to the stories first. Jacobi's narration is simply top-notch, with a fascinating interpretation of Holmes that I've never come across before. Holmes has a light touch, almost like Bertie Wooster (almost, but not as nonsensical). I really am enjoying he...more
Laura
An excellent plot with a little hint of aventure in this Sherlock Holmes series.
John Yelverton
Yet another fantastic addition to the greatest mystery book series of all time!
Dan
Some consider this to be one of the worst collections of Sherlock Holmes short stories but I liked it at least as much as the others. It is the penultimate collection that was published featuring the famous detective although features the last story chronologically. Reading the Sherlock canon in order is very confusing.

The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge: A man comes to Sherlock Holmes to tell of the strange experience where he stayed round someone's house only to find there was nobody there when h...more
Peter Dunn
So I have now finished the Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes story collection entitled 'His Last Bow' as I work through a one volume complete collection of the all the novel s and stories (so ignore the random 'His Last Bow' book cover I have chosen for this review).

This collection includes some great Holmes tales including a bit more Mycroft, and Sherlock’s enforced Cornish holiday, but the very last tale is set at the end of Holmes’s career and is essentially a spy story in which Conan Doyle shoe ho...more
Jefferson
Reader SImon Prebble does a great Holmes and a spot on Watson, and His Last Bow (1917?) does have its moments, and Conan Doyle is ever a fine writer, and I like the device he frequently uses of the story within a story (as when Watson depicts suspects or clients telling their stories to Holmes). But… am I beginning to tire of Sherlock Holmes stories, having worked through all of them except those in The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes?

"The Adventure of the Wisteria Lodge" opens with a conservative b...more
Bev Hankins
His Last Bow (originally, Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes) is a collection of 7-8 Holmes tales, including the title story. "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" appears in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes in British editions, but is added to the American edition of His Last Bow. A story that deals with adultery, it was thought when Memoirs was published to be too risqué for the American public at the time. So, the story was held back and added later to His Last Bow. These are all quite good. I tho...more
Sol  Gonzalez
Serie de cuentos de Sherlock en donde las historias están contadas como si éste fuera ya un jubilado recordando algunos de sus viejos casos que no han sido aún publicados o dados a conocer.

En este libro se presiente como un humor más tranquilo el de Sherlock, que aunque sigue sonando algo presuntuoso, ya lo es como alguien que rememora sus antiguas glorias. La mas emocionante de todas es la que concierne a Mycrof, el hermano de Sherlock, de quien todavía no había leído una historia en la que par...more
Darwin8u
I was surprised at how good 'His Last Bow' was. While not an absolute masterpiece like The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, it is easily on par with The Return of Sherlock Holmes. I think part of the genius of Sherlock Holmes is how easily the primary charcter allows for adaption to the patterns of the time and the age he is read. Sherlock Holmes is like a literary dress form stand, upon which the fashions of every age can and do hang.
Ana
Jan 04, 2013 Ana marked it as abandoned  ·  review of another edition
I really don't know what happened but I didn't like this book at all. I'm not a massive fan of Sherlock Holmes, but Doyle's books usually intrigue me and I find myself wanting to know what's all the fuss behind the mystery, so I keep on reading until I find out .

But this time, it didn't work. I got so bored I had to convince myself to finish this book, and still I didn't manage to. It ended up on my abandoned shelve, unfortunately. Hopefully I'll have more luck with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's othe...more
Andrea Ika
Canon of Sherlock Holmes: Book 8
His Last Bow (1917)
by Arthur Conan Doyle (Author)

About to spring out upon my appalled senses, lurked all that was vaguely horrible, all that was monstrous and inconceivably wicked in the universe.' A dense yellow fog descends upon London. Tricksters, thieves and murderers stalk their prey undetected. Lawlessness abounds but it is no match for the penetrating mind of Sherlock Holmes as he investigates the strangest of cases. A woman receives a gruesome package — tw...more
Julie
Mar 26, 2014 Julie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: pretty much anyone
Ahhhh.... another satisfying volume of Holmes stories.

A couple of points:
1) The Kindle edition pictured here is a lie! The "free" Kindle version actually contains ONLY the final story from the collection, which itself is called "His Last Bow." I had to purchase a different collection for 99 cents (but it had some Paget illustrations to make up for it).

2) Once again, these stories show that Holmes definitely is Neutral Good rather than Lawful Good. He is very willing to bend or break the law if i...more
Star Shining Forever
Sherlock Holmes solves cases without breaking into a sweat, while London's police force and detectives, and even Watson, puff along miles behind. Not to say that it is effortless for Holmes; he is merely alert and astute, seeing what others do not, overlooking nothing, and diligently but patiently working toward the discovery of the solution. Oftentimes his persistence on the right track saves lives, while the official police bumble down rabbit trails.

This collection also reminds that Holmes is...more
Martyn
The stories are starting to become repetitive now, they are still exciting individually but I think that some themes and situations are cropping up again from earlier stories (i.e. the 'moors', supernatural elements that really aren't, evildoers who get away scott free, some of the language and character interactions, not too mention the noble, expositionary character who confesses to murder but whom Holmes allows to go free).

This is a totally unfair criticism of course because they were origina...more
Felipe Guerrero
Excelente, excelente libro, muy bueno en verdad.

Todas las historias me gustaron mis favoritas de este libro sería la de LOS PLANOS DEL BRUCE-PARTINGTON y EL PIE DEL DIABLO pero la última... el final jejeje, lo relaciona totalmente con otro gran personaje literario del que ya sospechaba yo que se relacionaban ademas de ser compatriotas.
Laura
I adored this collection of short stories. I think The Adventure of the Dying Detective is now by far my favourite Sherlock Holmes story I have read so far. It was just bloody fantastic. I found each adventure in this array of mysteries to be entertaining, enjoyable easy to read and also quite funny. Once again the friendship depicted between Holmes and Watson is just beautifully illustrated by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
This is the second to last Holmes collection by Doyle, although His Last Bow d...more
Zuzana
Standard Sherlock Holmes shortstories.

These stood out for me:
The Adventure of Bruce-Partington Plans. Might be because I like Mycroft or maybe because of how cleverly the plot was used in the Sherlock BBC series.
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax. It has a distinct horror feel to it.
Dharia Scarab
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

4 sta...more
Samantha Hartke
Conan-Doyle *really* wanted to get rid of Sherlock Holmes. So instead of killing him off, he did something worse: consign him to mediocrity and obscurity. One of the worst Holmes tales ever!
Luis Suarez
Rememorando a Sherlock Holmes, muy buen libro. Despues de sus cuatro novelas, es el primero que leo de sus historias cortas. Prefiero las historias extensas porque tienen mas material y las investigaciones son mas interesantes por eso nunca sabia quien podia ser el autor del crimen hasta el final de la novela, no por eso puede decir que el libro no me guste, fue muy bueno. En las historias cortas muchas veces adiviné quien podria ser el culpable. Entiendo que no es posible profundizar tanto en t...more
Dave
Not usually viewed as one of the better collections, but I like it fine. The stories that rely on secret societies and "The Tiger of San Pedro" are generally overlong and boring. But most of these stories are weirder and more gripping than those in the previous collection--I like "The Dying Detective," "The Bruce-Partington Plans" and "The Devil's Foot" very much. And how can you not like the last glimpse of Holmes and Watson in "His Last Bow" itself? But I still think that "The Cardboard Box"--...more
Sirbriang2
With the exception of the titular story and "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot," this short collection is pretty standard Holmes. With so many of the stories relying on variations of previous Homes stories, that leaves this collection a bit dull. "His Last Bow" stands out, if only because it is missing Watson's narration; it's not great, but it is different and it does explain what Holmes was up to in World War I. "Devil's Foot" starts out promising --- bizarre clues and hideous victims --- but...more
Amanda
"Well, Watson, you have done all that a good friend could. You can now disappear from the scene." #whatafriend
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