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A Scandal in Bohemia by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Jan 11, 2012

really liked it

”A Scandal in Bohemia” is different from most of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories. This is one of his better stories because the outcome doesn’t end the way everyone is used to seeing. The story takes place in England where the king is getting blackmailed by a past lover who has this letter that should not be shown to anyone. He starts to worry and calls in Holmes and Watson. Their job is to find out who this person is and get the letter so it is never shown again. Holmes quickly found out but it didn’t end like Holmes had wanted.

Elements that can be enjoyed are Holmes finally gets beaten in his own game. This black mailer was always two steps ahead of Holmes though out this story. Another element that can be enjoyed is this wasn’t for evil. This lady did not blackmail him for money or power. This story is very well thought out and put together. It was good that Holmes didn’t get his way; it gave him some sort of realness to him, no one could win in every battle given to them. It was interesting to see a women use her looks to give a mistaken impression. It’s good to have a female in this book it gives a little bit of a “scandal”, rather then a murder. She shows that Holmes isn’t the only one that is smarter then the rest of this society, which intrigued Holmes a bit.

Good as this story was, it would have been great if Holmes gave a little fight back and not just take that he lost. Most of the time people usually try and fight back before they finally give up.

This story as a whole is one I would suggest to any reader who likes a good mystery. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a great at his stories and this is no exception.


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