His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle

His Last Bow is more of the Sherlock Holmes’ stories written from 1908 through 1913 in The Strand magazine.

There is a feeling of an imminent ending to the entire saga which makes it a bit depressing to realize. Of course, the stories are uniformly outstanding and thrilling to read. Holmes has become more endearing and kind in the stories to Watson and seems to have relaxed his stern attitude towards to life in general.

Funny enough, in The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge, Inspector Baynes is the only person ever lauded by Holmes and is said to be his equal. “But why Turkish?” opens the story of The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax.

Perhaps the most thrilling line from The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot is, in a telegraph, “Why not tell them of the Cornish horror-strangest case I have handled.” There is something about Arthur Conan Dyole’s writing that moves readers so well.

All in all, His Last Bow is the penultimate set of Sherlock Holmes stories.

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