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The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes #11)

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Paperback, 48 pages
Published by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1892)
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لجأت لصديقي هولمز المغرور قليلا ليخرجني من حالة الكآبة التي أصابتني بعد قراءة رواية "العمي" لساراماجو وليعيدني للقراءة عموما بعد أن زهدت فيها فترة

لن امل من ترديد أن مغامرات شيرلوك هولمز هي بمثابة الشوكولاتة التي أحبها وألتهمها بنهم :)

هنا مغامرة مثيرة يتنازع أبطالها أشكال شتى من العواطف ومحاولة الموازنة والموائمة بين العقل والقلب وإملاءات كل منهما

أحببتها بالفعل

شكرا هولمز ^_^
Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Perfect length for a cuppa.

How can these family's do this to each other?

Another great story. I love Holmes more and more with each one. Why didn't I read these sooner?
Roberto Mattos
Nice short story. If you are used to Mr. Doyle style, you can almost infer the solution to this one, with some imagination... The plot is interesting: A banker, Mr. Alexander Holder of Streatham, makes a loan of 50,000 to a socially prominent client, who leaves the Beryl Coronet — one of the most valuable public possessions in existence — as collateral. Holder feels that he must not leave this rare and precious piece of jewellery in his personal safe at the bank, and so he takes it home with him ...more
Rao Umar
Yet again Sherlock is being challenged to illuminate some mayhem but this time a very rare object will lead to the conclusion!

As the story takes part in winter and there is a hell of a snow but nothing can shatter the sprite of Sherlock unless it is some sought of lack of data.

The story deals will a lot of themes like love, trust, distrust, treachery, loathsome and a silence! Indeed silence is the thing that made Sherlock vies through a hell of an exertion but in spite of the silence Sherlock u
Reminded me a bit of The Boscombe Valley Mystery in that there was an obvious suspect that only Holmes believed wasn't the guilty one. Very enjoyable and nicely put together.
My problem with this story was that it offered some clues, but the most important ones were only mentioned once in Homes' conclusion at the end (all the footprints,..).
I knew right from the start who stole it, but couldn't conclude more than that because of too few information.
Kemal Maulana
One of the best stories along with The Speckled Band, I must say. I really admire how Holmes came into conclusion mostly by examining footprints. I also like how love drove the characters to do what they did in the story. Such a great and enjoyable read.
Dan Wilson
This one had more complexity to it than the other Sherlock Holmes short stories so far--more characters, more suspects, more clues, more red herrings, more possible explanations and outcomes.
Una historia entretenida, pero algo más flojita que "Escándalo en Bohemia", y al haberlas leído el mismo día no puedo evitar compararlas.
The suspect is always the least expected ones !
Tuqa Al-khashman
looovvve ittt ...more
Edelhart Kempeneers
Dit verhaal vond ik echt wel leuk, wellicht omdat ik behoorlijk snel wist hoe de vork in de steel zat :-)
There is nothing bad to say about any of Doyle's short stories
Joanne G.
Arthur is found red-handed with the stolen coronet, and only Sherlock believes him to be innocent. Arthur stoically takes the blame in order to spare one he loves. Although the guilty parties slip through Holmes' hands, he restores Arthur's good name, if not his broken heart.
Collin A.
I felt this one was somewhat lackluster in comparison to some of Holmes's other adventures. Although the scenario was devoid of much action and suspense, it was comical to read the opening characterization of Mr. Holder. Not one of my favorites but an average story.
Really enjoyed this one!
Ah, the time of gentlemen, where you do everything you can to avoid a family scandal. If it had been today, the Sun would probably have known the story from the beginning, and rejoiced in the opportunity to destroy a man's reputation.
Feb 02, 2013 Lisa rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I now know what a beryl is.

Holmes bugs me a bit because there are very few clues laid, so the reader has no possibility of figuring out what happened. But, for listening to while I'm working around the house, it isn't bad.
I liked that his story had so many intricate details. Personally, I dislike Doyle's stories that don't offer many clues to the readers, but this was had so many details it was fun to hear how it all happened.
Pretty good mystery... kinda saw the ending coming, but I enjoyed the "chase". I also laughed at the image of Holmes clocking the bad guy upside the head with a pistol. He's a crack up :)
From BBC Radio 4 Extra:

Who has stolen jewels from one of the treasures of the Empire? The detective investigates snowy Streatham. With Clive Merrison.
Nilson R.
Though innitially looking like it's going to be a run-of-the-mill Sherlockian story, the way the coronet's gems are stolen makes it a rather compelling read.
Very entertaining, and I had no idea who was the suspect until the end, I love it how Doyle does that!
Jeff Yoak
An average to average plus Holmes short story. At least by the end, much of his logic is exposed.
Didn't see this ending coming. I liked this book a lot. Especially the twist with the betrayal.
I liked the ending to this one and the family dynamics :)
Interesting, but predictable.
Best of the best. Very clear
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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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