Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Complete Sherlock Holmes: Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
Reason read: It’s Sherlock.
Here are the short stories that make up The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes:
- “Silver Blaze” – who killed a jockey and where is the famous horse, Silver Blaze?
- “Yellow Face” – this was my favorite mystery of the book.
- “Stock-broker’s Clerk” – What is a true connection and how can it be bought?
- “The Gloria Scott” – a glimpse into Holmes’s past. We learn of a friendship that comes from a dog bite.
- “Musgrave Ritual” – my favorite line came from this story, “Pistol practice should be an open air pasttime.” Amen to that.
- “Reigate Puzzle” – holmes is supposed to be resting after an illness but cannot help getting involved with a murder mystery.
- “Crooked Man”- it was at this point that I decided it would be exhausting to have a conversation with Shelock Holmes; to have all of his observations and elementary deductions punctuating his every sentence.
- “Resident Patient” – Watson picks up on Sherlock’s method of deducation.
- “Greek Interpreter” – it is revealed Sherlock Holmes has a brother, Mycroft. The two brothers share the same powers of deduction so a conversation with them would be twice as annoying.
- “Naval Treaty” – we meet a college friend of Watson’s.
- “Final Problem” – the story that makes everyone think Homes has died.
As an aside, what constitutes a fabulous forehead?
Author fact: Doyle studied medicine. I think that education helped his writing.
Book trivia: Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is odd in the sense that it was published in 1893 with a ’94 date.
Nancy said: Memoirs of Sherlock Homes was so under the radar or Pearl since she only indexed The Complete Sherlock Holmes.
BookLust Twist: from Book Lust in the chapter called “I Love a Mystery” (p 123). Confessional: when I realized I would be reading more than one title within a single book, I started listing out the individual titles. For example, Remembrance of Things Passed has seven volumes (seven titles). I am listing each title separately because there is no way I can read Remembrance in its entirety in one month. So. Same with the Complete Sherlock Holmes. Pearl doesn’t mention each compilation of short stories or novel within but since that’s how I’m reading them, I decided to list them that way. My true confessional is that I have started to list out the short stories and this is where I have gotten myself confused. I haven’t been listing out the short stories in other collections, so why now?