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The Adventure of the Devil's Foot

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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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May 29, 2012 Laura rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Laura by: Bettie
From BBC Radio 4 Extra:
Sherlock Holmes tackles in a mystery in a Cornish village.
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
Edelhart Kempeneers
Een boeiend verhaal.
Collin A.
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!
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.
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).
I found it to have a similar feel to the "Hound of the Baskervilles"
Ronak Banker
Very gripping... just cannot put it down..
Chilling but the explanation is rather simple
Calvin Wong
Simple, but shows a more humane side to Holmes
real dumb move there sherlock
Radix peds diabili
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...more
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