Today, we shall unveil the second tale of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; The Red-Headed League.
The Red-Headed League
No matter how brilliant and cunning they may think their scam is, it is still no match for the clever deductive skills of Sherlock Holmes. In this tale, Mr. Holmes is presented with the predicament of Mr. Wilson, who one moment was working for a fair sum of money by copying the Encyclopedia Britannica, and the next out of the job and unwittingly caught up in the complex scheme of murderer, thief, smasher, and forger John Clay. Just as the first tale, it is told entirely from the perspective of Dr. Watson, similar to how he would record the cases him and Sherlock took in the form of a blog on the BBC show Sherlock. This time, however, their was a little less dialogue and a little more action as Sherlock, Watson, Wilson and two other newly acquired associated for this occasion, tracked down the whereabouts of the criminal and brought justice to those who had been foiled by this pretense of an exclusive ‘red-headed league’. It was quite the page turner, and although the story itself was still quite short, Doyle has this uncanny knack for being able to fit in every necessary detail without requiring any additional pages. In short, it is my favorite mystery thus far, although there are still 10 more to come…
That is all for today. As always, I would love to hear what your take on this story is. Just leave your thoughts, comments and opinions in the comments, and if you have any book recommendations of your own, I encourage you to visit the “Book Recommendations from You” page in the upper menu and leave your recommendations in the comments. Tomorrow, we shall look at another Famous Quote, and until then, happy reading!