Welcome back for the final post in my series on the Sherlock Holmes novels by Arthur Conan Doyle. Today, we look at my favourite two books in the series:

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Welcome back, for the fourth of my five posts reviewing the entire Sherlock Holmes canon by Arthur Conan Doyle. We’ve covered the bad, the average, and the satisfying. Today, we’ll take a look at a very good entry in the set: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

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Welcome back, to the third in my series of reviews of the Sherlock Holmes canon, in what I consider to be ascending order of quality. We’ve covered the first two and last two books in the series, but now we’re moving on to some satisfying fare. Read on…

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Good morning, kind readers. Today, I’ll be following up my last Sherlock Holmes post with a review of the next two books, in ascending order of quality.

After being disappointed with the first two Holmes novels (for reasons outlined in the aforementioned post), it was a relief to breeze through five very good books. Unfortunately, at the other end of the canon, came these two collections: neither of them a disaster, but both of them exhibiting the negative traits of Conan Doyle’s storytelling as well as the positive. Read on…

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Greetings, kind readers. No, I haven’t given up on Dame Agatha. Just for a change, though, I thought I’d examine the lesser novels in the Sherlock Holmes canon. (Your regular programming will be back tomorrow.)

Until last year, I had only read one or two Conan Doyle short stories. You perhaps can’t appreciate how utterly bizarre that is, but since I spent a good deal of my senior highschool time studying crime fiction, I’m gobsmacked. Finally – as I settled in for the long wait before A Dance with Dragons is released in July – I stumbled across a copy of A Study in Scarlet, and decided it was time to give Holmes and Dr. Watson a try. Over several months, I read the complete “canon” – four novels and five collections of short stories – and experienced the ups-and-downs of Holmes’ forty-year career. Now,  relax and bathe in my wisdom! (I kid; my opinions are pretty half-baked most of the time, let’s be honest…)

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