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The Final Problem and Other Stories

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Paperback, 197 pages
Published 2011 by Penguin
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Kristin
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For obvious reasons, I really like this story! I reread to see if there were connections to the BBC Sherlock version of this story by the same name. I didn't find any...
Philip
Mar 08, 2012 rated it liked it
More of the same from this little anthology of Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories about the genius detective.

I have the same qualms as I did with the previous collection I read. There are some great ideas in here but to put them into short stories seems to make the stories sprint when they should stroll. I wish ACD had made each of these stories a novel and we would all have a much richer heritage.

Like an entrée; very nice, but gone in one bite.
Temple Dog
May 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
I was not fond of this one. Of all of Doyle's works, this one seemed overly verbose. Granted, words are his mantra, but for this story, they were superfluous.
Kate
Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Really hard to read without imagining the actors from Sherlock in the roles, which is a bit weird as some of the descriptions are nothing like the actors! (specifically, Mycroft and Moriarty)
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Some very good Sherlock Holmes yarns in here. Enjoyed them all :)
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