A rich family, the disappearance of a fiance, and a whole lot of money on the line; sounds like a mystery for the great Sherlock Holmes! Read and see how the detective’s deductive science is put to the test this time in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Case of Identity…
A Case of Identity
When the rich, sophisticated and emotionally troubled Miss Mary Sutherland appears on the doorstep of 221 B Baker Street, she brings with her a case that would be trouble for your average detective, but which is a mere cinch for Mr. Holmes. Just like his previous stories, Mr. Doyle presented the story from Dr. Watson’s perspective, who in this case was able to offer up his own deductive skills as opposed to merely watching in awe as Sherlock Holmes unravels the entire mystery by merely observing the victim. They were both in agreement that Miss Sutherland’s potential fiance, Mr. Angel, had behaved rather suspiciously before disappearing, and her stepfather Mr. Windibank did not appear to be completely innocent either with such a grand sum of money involved… All in all, a compelling story. There were even a few phrases I recognized from Sherlock BBC, which is what drew me into this world of detective work and criminal conspiracies. Just goes to show that his work continues to inspire writers of all types, which is a mark of true genius.
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