His Last Bow

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Project Gutenberg, Jun 15, 1986 - Fiction - 191 pages
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The friends of Mr. Sherlock Holmes will be glad to learn that he is still alive and well, though somewhat crippled by occasional attacks of rheumatism. He has, for many years, lived in a small farm upon the downs five miles from Eastbourne, where his time is divided between philosophy and agriculture.

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Review: His Last Bow (Sherlock Holmes #8)

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

HIS LAST BOW. (1917). Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. **. I'm a moderate fan of Conan Doyle and his Sherlock Holmes stories. I think that his early stuff is terrific. His later stories, as evidenced by this ... Read full review

Review: His Last Bow (Sherlock Holmes #8)

User Review  - Morris Graham - Goodreads

I love detective mysteries! One of my favorite modem authors, Tony Hillerman, has characters that in some ways reflect Holmes' penchant for deciding what to do with the guilty when he catches him ... Read full review

About the author (1986)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for 25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed. Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur--he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War--became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

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