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Silver Blaze (The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes #1)

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  14,083 Ratings  ·  108 Reviews
One of the most popular Sherlock Holmes short stories, "Silver Blaze" focuses on the disappearance of the titular race horse (a famous winner) on the eve of an important race and on the apparent murder of its trainer. The tale is distinguished by its atmospheric Dartmoor setting and late-Victorian sporting milieu. It also features some of Conan Doyle's most effective ...more
Paperback, 111 pages
Published 2007 by Narasi (first published January 1st 1892)
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Aug 17, 2016 Miriam rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, victorian
This is the first Sherlock Holmes story I don't recall reading as a child. Not sure if that means I didn't read them all or I forgot this one because it was kind of boring. I don't think Doyle is very interested in horses. The plot was less far-fetched than many of these stories, however.
Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Perfetc length for a cuppa.

الأجمل من بين ما قرأت من تلك المجموعة حتى الآن :))

سعيدة جدا لأني قرأتها وممتعضة لكوني أملك عددا واحدا متبقيا للقراءة من هذه المجموعة
Lolita Bni Hasan
Feb 12, 2015 Lolita Bni Hasan rated it liked it
القصه بشكل عام مسليه ونهايه القضيه كانت ذكيه .. لكن للأن ما وجدت القضيه الي ممكن تحمسني
Janine Zachariae
Sep 30, 2015 Janine Zachariae rated it it was amazing
First of all: I'm kind of obsessed with Sherlock. Even I didn't read much at all but he is just genius. And of cause I love Benedict Cumberbatch.
But this is, obviously, not about the BBC show but the story.

Silver Blaze.
A story about a horse.
Where is Silver Blaze?
Who killed ...?
I love the dialogues between John Watson and Sherlock Holmes. They are always so lively, so full of ironie and sarcasm.
But it is also totally nice, friendly and respective. Their "relationship" is one of my favorites.
Oscar Despard
Nov 18, 2015 Oscar Despard rated it really liked it
'Silver Blaze' is a thoroughly enjoyable story featuring Sherlock Holmes at his finest. The story had some humorous parts, which is welcome, considering the one fault of Conan Doyle's work is often that it is too dry compared to some more modern writings from the 'Golden Age,' such as Christie's Poirot. However, 'Silver Blaze' does not have this flaw, and is gripping and witty read throughout. The final solution is supremely simple, yet elegant. Overall, I t's another excellent short story from ...more
aljouharah altheeyb
آخر السلسة التي جُمعت فيها أشهر قضايا شارلوك هولمز ..
بالطبع كسابقاتها إحتوت على \ قصص مختلفة ..
ما أعجبني أكثر شيء أن في هذا الكتاب القصص أخذت منحى أكثر خطراً قليلاً “ وهو المُتعة كُلها “ هههه : )
إعجابي ب تشارلوك هولمز يتعدى مستر بوارو ..
بصراحة، لستُ من مغرمين آغاثا كريستي ورواياتها البوليسية ..
الأمر مُختلف مع تشارلوك هولمز .. هُناك تفصيلات صغيرة تُعطيك “حقيقة” خيوط فك اللغز !
وهذا هو سبب تفضيلي له :$
Roberto Mattos
Aug 29, 2014 Roberto Mattos rated it it was amazing
In my opinion, one of the best short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes. The plot is simple, yet superb: Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson travel by train to Dartmoor, summoned to investigate a crime that has convulsed the newspapers: the disappearance of the great race horse Silver Blaze and the murder of the horse's trainer, John Straker. Inspector Gregory has already arrested a man in connection with John Straker's murder by the time Holmes and Watson arrive at King's Pyland, the ...more
Sep 30, 2016 Anukriti rated it really liked it
Curious indeed!!!
Nikki May
Apr 26, 2015 Nikki May rated it liked it
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Alex Basewell
Jun 05, 2016 Alex Basewell rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics
I've taken a few weeks break between completing 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' and starting 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes', and this was mainly so that I could read a few other books (by a few I mean six).

Coming back to Arthur Conan Doyle's writing is a breath of fresh air. I immediately noticed the creative way in which he worded the dialogues (and the repetitive use of the word 'singular'); the clever way Holmes built (and eventually rebuilt) his hypothesis with the observation of new
Nina Jon
Dec 09, 2012 Nina Jon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I confess – this is the first Sherlock Holmes I remember reading. It's a short story, it took me less than two hours to read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It contains the memorable line – the curious incident of the dog in the night-time – and a curious incident it is. The story concerns a thoroughbred racehorse stolen from his stables a night or so before a big race and the murder of his owner that same night. Naturally the police have tried but failed to solve the crime, and Holmes is called ...more
Jeff Yoak
I think this is my favorite yet, re-reading the original Holmes stories in order. My ongoing complaint is that the stories don't provide the sort of deductive puzzle that I had remembered of them. Usually the puzzle itself is either trivial or the critical elements Holmes needs to reach a solution are concealed from the reader.

Silver Blaze is an exception. All of the facts were in front of the reader and I found myself actually delighting at having put all aspects of the thing together. I found
Bonnie Gleckler Clark
I am and always have been a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fan...Sherlock Holmes and his power of deduction never cease to amaze me. This, the first story in "The Memoires of Sherlock Homes" is an excellent example of Doyle's Sleuth and his methods. In this short story, a magnificent race horse has been taken and the horses trainer is found murdered. Silver Blaze is scheduled to run in a major race in a week, and Colonel Ross doesn't know what will happen. As always, Holmes solves the crime.
Dan Wilson
Feb 17, 2014 Dan Wilson rated it really liked it
Silver Blaze is a decent whodunnit and is, I believe, the best example so far of Holmes toying with his (de facto) client by prolonging the time between solution and exposition. Don't get on Holmes' bad side.
Catherine  Mustread
Horse racing mystery reminded me of the Dick Francis mystery series.
Kat Ioannides
Dec 04, 2012 Kat Ioannides rated it really liked it
"Curious incident of the dog in the nighttime"- I love stumbling across allusions I've heard countless times unexpectedly :)
Romik Danial
Aug 27, 2015 Romik Danial rated it really liked it
based on the legend of Parsifal and his search for the Grail, using Jungian psychological concepts
Oct 20, 2014 Steven rated it liked it
Shelves: crime, british
Sherlock Holmes shows off his skills as a horse detective.
Amy Shelburn
Jan 06, 2013 Amy Shelburn rated it really liked it
"The curious incident of the dog in the night-time" Love it!
Oct 16, 2012 wanderaven rated it really liked it
Where "the curious incident of the dog in the night-time" comes from!
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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omar zabady
Nov 22, 2016 omar zabady rated it really liked it
..كانت بداية تعارف مثيرة مع شيرلوك هولمز والأدب البوليسي إن صح التعبير

مجموعه قصص فيها شوية إثارة وتفكير وتشويق عجبتني أكثر من " ألغاز إدجار آلان بو" ، أسلوب الرجل "أرثر كونان دويل" مميز جدا الحقيقة خلاني إتفرجت علي الفيلم بعد القراءة مباشرة ً
الفيلم أيضا أكثر من رائع مع إني تُهت إلي حدٍ ما لكن أجواءه الكلاسيكية وروح الكوميديا الممزوجه بالمغامره والاكشن عجبوني جدا
المؤلف بيجبرني أكمل السلسله والجزء الآخر من الفيلم

Oct 15, 2016 Julienna rated it really liked it
A twisted tale of intrigue on the English Moors. Great read.
Matt Anderson
Oct 04, 2016 Matt Anderson rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, sherlock
Sherlock has to solve a case involving a missing horse.

Final rating = 3.5 stars
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Me encanta coleccionar las distintas ediciones que se les da a las obras de Doyle. En este caso, son dos cuentos bastante breves y muy diferentes entre sí, pero que atrapan al lector por igual.

"El tren desaparecido" es un relato sin Sherlock Holmes, en donde se reconstruirá los hechos de un caso que pasó desapercibido en su momento debido a problemas políticos, y que quedó sin resolver por mucho tiempo hasta que un hombre, frente a sus últimos días de vida, decide
This is my first Sherlock Holmes book and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

I'm not much of a "detective fiction" kind of gal so this genre is a new experience for me. The only reason I read this book is because it was a required reading for an english class appropriately titled "Crime and Detective Fiction".

This story was a quick and easy read. Considering this book was written like 100 years ago (that's crazy to think about!) I was surprised to find the writing very modern sounding. I d
لا يعجبنى هيركل بوارو او ميس ماربل بقدر ما تعجبنى اجاثا كريستى و لاا يعجبنى ذكاء شيرلوك هولمز المتقد بقدر ما يعجبنى ذكاء مخترعه ارثر كونان دويل ..... طبعا كان يحق للانجليز ان يثورا عند موت شيرلوك هولمز على يد مؤلفه ..و الذى سرعان ما اضطر لاحياؤه فى رواية جديدة لا يمكن لهذا العقل المنظم ان يموت قبل ان يبهج الناس و يسليهم بمغامراته

ارثر كونان دويل يقول على لسان بطله شيرلوك هولمز .... "لكل قضية حلول كثيرة منها ما يستبعده المخ العادى للوهلة الاولى نظرا ل عدم معقوليته ... و لكن بعد حذف كل الحلول اللا
Moeko Matsuo
Jun 08, 2013 Moeko Matsuo rated it it was amazing

7words: Christmas-goose-blue carbuncle-find-people-ratiocination-solved

Discussion question:
In this story, the main character tried to solve some problems because he is a detective. Are you interested in detective?
-Yes, I'm interested in detective because it's very cool. I think many Japanese children are interested in detective because they are watching "Case Closed (Meitantei Conan)" on TV.

My impression:
I liked this story very much. When I read this
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“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?'

'To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.'

'The dog did nothing in the night-time.'

'That was the curious incident,' remarked Sherlock Holmes.”
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