The Adventure of the Dying Detective
Review of free Kindle edition
A Public Domain Book
Publication date: May 12, 2012
This, the 46th Sherlock Holmes story, was published in the U.S. in Collier's November 22, 1913. The first British publication was in The Strand Magazine, December, 1913. Subsequently, it has been sometimes published simply as The Dying Detective. It was later published in a collection of eight short stories entitled His Last Bow, Some Remi ...more
Sir Arthur seems to use the same template with each story, and after ten or more stories you will begin to see it. Sherlock Holmes is always smarter than who he faces off against apart from in one story which was one of the better stories. Having Ho ...more
For three days, Holmes refuses to eat and will only allow Mrs Hudson to ask Dr. Watson for help. The great detective appears to dying from a highly contagious disease. One which is usually found only in Asia. Watson examines things in the room. A curious ivory box draws his attention. When he picks it up to get a better look, Holmes demands that Watson ...more
Holmes was ill with a coolie disease from Sumatra. Only Mr.Culverton Smith could cure him of his illness. Unfortunately, he holds a grudge against him for the death of his nephew, Victor Savage.
Was Holmes responsible for his death? Will Culverton cure him of his illness?
The story despite being short engaged with every aspect thoroughly. ...more
I generally really enjoy reading a Sherlock Holmes story every once in a while. Having read the majority of them, however, I found this story to be somewhat disappointing.
After ignoring the Victorian sexism in the introduction, you are presented with a mystery of sorts, just like in the other stories. This time, however, the mystery only revolves around the deadly disease Holmes claims to have. Because you do not get to read the clues Holmes followed and the way the mystery was introduced to him...more
In this book, Holmes is thin, gaunt, dying. Mrs Hudson calls in Dr Watson. Although Holmes won’t allow Watson to examine him, he insists on Watson calling in a plant expert whose exper ...more
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 u ...more