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The Adventure of the Devil's Foot

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  699 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot is a short Sherlock Holmes detective story written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It was published in 1910 and set in 1897 taking place in Cornwall where Sherlock Holmes is taking a holiday because he has been pushing himself too hard. But as with any great detective murder follows him through the countryside, and there is naturally a murder t ...more
Published 2007 by Narasi (first published August 4th 1917)
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Jeff Yoak
This is another all-around strong Holmes story. As I mentioned in another review, I particularly appreciate those few stories where Holmes solves the mystery and lets the person who committed the crime escape intentionally. Holmes is ever-driven by his own sense of justice, even above his typical allegiance to the law. In typical form, he is careful not to destroy the evidence required for the official police to follow the same path he did to arrive at a conclusion; his respect for the law won't ...more
Rao Javed
Apr 07, 2016 Rao Javed rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-story
Outstanding. Loved it
Jul 18, 2015 Rajan rated it it was amazing
A very mysterious story of my most favorite fictitious character of all time, Sherlock Holmes.
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Roberto Mattos
Jan 16, 2015 Roberto Mattos rated it really liked it
In this story, Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in Cornwall one spring for the former’s health, but the holiday ends with a bizarre event. Mr. Mortimer Tregennis, a local gentleman, and Mr. Roundhay, the local vicar, come to Holmes to report that Tregennis’s two brothers have gone insane, and his sister has died. Tregennis had gone to visit them in their village (Tredannick Wollas), played whist with them, and then left. When he came back in the morning, he found them still sitting in their ...more
Collin A.
Dec 17, 2013 Collin A. rated it really liked it
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot was a fresh addition to the stories. Once again, Holmes and Watson find themselves in the countryside to solve a strange occurrence on the moor. Hey, if it's anything to take from these stories, its "don't go near the moor"! Anyways, the story provided new avenues for investigations with chemicals but the story was just over a little too quickly. This would have made a nice addition to the the Holmes novels if expanded upon. A good read!
Jason Parent
May 24, 2016 Jason Parent rated it it was amazing
For two smart men, that was pretty stupid, but a whole lot of fun
Jan 06, 2016 Iva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sherlock lovers, short story lovers
Shelves: own
Exciting story
May 29, 2012 Laura rated it liked it
Recommended to Laura by: Bettie
From BBC Radio 4 Extra:
Sherlock Holmes tackles in a mystery in a Cornish village.
chris fidler
Sherlock Holmes books don't do anything for me. They have the same flaw as most golden age comic books, where people seem to forget they have some power or knowledge until it is needed and then suddenly - BOOM! There it is!
This is how I see the Devil's Foot and just about every Holmes story I read as a child. Where does the world's greatest detective get this obscure knowledge and why does he always have to be in danger of being hurt or killed before he makes his "brilliant deduction"?
3 stars f
Luciana Darce
Apr 30, 2016 Luciana Darce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Engraçado que a maior parte dos meus contos favoritos do Doyle são aqueles em que Sherlock demonstra sentimentalidade… O Pé do Diabo é uma história bem óbvia - aliás, Conan Doyle é engenhoso mas é mais fácil com ele do que com tia Agatha acertar quem é o criminoso no final - mas eu gosto da idéia de Sherlock Holmes tirando férias na Cornualha e estudando línguas mortas...
Melissa Lissette Reyes
Recuerdo mis primeros años en el colegio y cuando en la clase de Literatura leímos esto, ¡quedé fascinada!
Sólo leíamos un par de páginas en cada clase, pero yo no pude resistirme las ganas y lo leí todo de inmediato cuando llegué a casa. Era un misterio muy diferente y yo me divertía tratando de resolver el caso.
Sep 20, 2015 Darin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another Sherlock Holmes tale

Not completely enthralling, but a fun and enjoyably quick read from one of the all time best authors. B +
Apr 02, 2015 Heather rated it it was amazing
Arthur Conan Doyle is always good. This book was kind of too short, really, but it was interesting. The affect of the poison is scary!
Zen Walker
Sep 12, 2015 Zen Walker rated it it was amazing
Good and mysterious story. A minute detail shall reveals the whole mist is a good act n spot on by holmes. Like it.
Jul 26, 2016 Elidanora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy buena historia de Sherlock y su fiel amigo Watson ...more
Edelhart Kempeneers
Feb 12, 2014 Edelhart Kempeneers rated it really liked it
Een boeiend verhaal.
I liked this one, but i felt really nostalgic while reading it. Sherlock Holmes is clearly in one of his most abullic states and it pains me to know it. Doctor Watson playes out as the most caring friend and companion, of course, but he too suffers by seeing Holmes this way.
About the case in particular, it's funny because reading it I already knew the outcome, since I had already seen the Granada episode. I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Jun 22, 2012 B. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Really, this one fell flat for me. One: Not an adventure. Simple mystery, emphasis on simple. Two: Jesus Christ Holmes, I thought he'd know better than to test things on himself (or maybe he would, I've only read about a dozen of these).
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Aug 14, 2013 Kevin rated it really liked it
I found it to have a similar feel to the "Hound of the Baskervilles"
Ronak Banker
May 30, 2011 Ronak Banker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very gripping... just cannot put it down..
Nov 23, 2011 Roshni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Chilling but the explanation is rather simple
Calvin Wong
Jan 09, 2013 Calvin Wong rated it really liked it
Simple, but shows a more humane side to Holmes
Jun 08, 2013 ManicMyna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, classic
real dumb move there sherlock
Nisrina Azizah
Dec 16, 2013 Nisrina Azizah rated it it was amazing
Radix peds diabili
Dec 28, 2012 Afsheen rated it liked it
Shelves: sherlock-films
What aa book !!
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Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They were married in 1855.

Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is uncertain. His baptism record
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