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Published (first published 1924)
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georgia
3.5 stars

it was pretty average until that moment at the end with holmes and watson which made my heart sing a little <3
S
Dec 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, classics, own
Like so many others, I thought that this short story was quite average Sherlock Holmes story in general.

Except for one, very crucial thing - the bit where John is shot.

Then my friend’s wiry arms were round me, and he was leading me to a chair.
“You’re not hurt, Watson? For God’s sake, say that you are not hurt!”
It was worth a wound–it was worth many wounds–to know the depth of loyalty and love which lay behind that cold mask. The clear, hard eyes were dimmed for a moment, and the firm lips were s
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Mathangi
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Makes for a good read but the mystery isn't very gripping. at the start it was even slightly comical as Watson himself states. Gave 4 stars just for this particular exchange which shows how deep the friendship between Holmes and Watson runs.

“You’re not hurt, Watson? For God’s sake, say that you are not hurt!”

It was worth a wound — it was worth many wounds — to know the depth
of loyalty and love which lay behind that cold mask. The clear, hard eyes
were dimmed for a moment, and the firm lips w
...more
Ashrakat Deyab
So this was an okay-read until...

It was worth a wound–it was worth many wounds–to know the depth of loyalty and love which lay behind that cold mask. The clear, hard eyes were dimmed for a moment, and the firm lips were shaking. For the one and only time I caught a glimpse of a great heart as well as of a great brain. All my years of humble but single-minded service culminated in that moment of revelation.

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Needless to say, this has become my favorite Sherlock short story to date.

Jason Parent
May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I liked the set up to this one. Plus, Watson is thrown a freakin bone.
Rao Javed
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-story


This was very good. It engages the readers in its story very brilliantly, thought the ending becomes somewhat predictable but not competently obvious. So it was really very good...i like it.:-D
ManicMyna
so Holmes has a telephone =o
Lauren
Jan 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Not my favorite story but I love the Holmes/Watson friendship quotes towards the end!
AnnaRae Martin
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
:)
Ashleigh
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Watson and Sherlock, sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
Maddie
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Similar to the Red Headed League; always great!
Roberto Mattos
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
In this story, Holmes receives a letter from a Nathan Garrideb of 136 Little Ryder Street,[2] asking for help in a most peculiar quest. He is looking for another man with his unusual surname, for it will mean a $5,000,000 inheritance for him. He has been approached by another man, John Garrideb of Kansas, who says that he needs to find others with the same last name.
The American Garrideb comes to see Holmes and Watson at 221B Baker Street, and is apparently not very pleased that Nathan Garrideb
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Diego Guerra
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is Arthur Conan Doyle at his best - a weird mystery more in the vein of stories like The Red-Headed League, which ranks highly in my list of favorite Sherlock tales, than that of more obvious criminal affairs. To read this will be a particularly refreshing experience if you follow the order of the newer editions of "The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes", as the two preceding stories consist of a fairly underwhelming tale that failed to surprise me despite its fantastic and promising title ("The ...more
Luciana Darce
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Em comparação a outras histórias do cânone holmesiano, Os Três Garridebs talvez não seja das mais inovadoras - há um esquema não muito particularmente bem engendrado para tirar um pobre coitado do caminho (como em A Liga dos Cabeças Vermelhas) e uma quadrilha de falsificadores de dinheiro…

O que chama a atenção nessa história, contudo, é a explosão de Holmes quando percebe que Watson foi ferido. Essa é uma das primeiras vezes que o detetive demonstra emoção de forma irrestrita e mesmo Watson se i
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Collin A.
Apr 27, 2014 rated it liked it
The Adventure of the Three Garridebs was indeed a somewhat singular addition to the Holmes chronology. What starts out as an oddball adventure filled with eccentric characters rapidly turns into a more sinister and life-threatening situation. A nice and quick read. It was over a bit too soon.
Nina Soukhanovskii
Dec 13, 2016 rated it liked it
It was a great mystery, and another great Holmes adventure. However, it was a bit confusing as to who the three Garridebs were. Read closely. Enjoy!
Edelhart Kempeneers
Feb 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Ja, best een leuke twist.
Mary Perkins
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
This particular adventure had a wonderfully poignant scene between Holmes and Watson, and a clever villain to boot! Lovely indeed.
Liz
Nov 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, audio
11/25/14 2.5
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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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“My friend's wiry arms were around me and he was leading me to the chair.
"You're not hurt, Watson? For God's sake say that you're not hurt!"
It was worth a wound -it was worth many wounds- to know the depth of loyalty and love which lay beyond that cold mask. The clear, hard eyes were dimmed for a moment, and the firm lips were shaking. For the one and only time I caught a glimpse of a great heart as well as of a great brain.”
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