Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The Boscombe Valley Mystery - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Category: Books Genre: Mystery Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Overview and Review of The Boscombe Valley Mystery from the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
This was set in 1888 and both Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were called down to investigate a mysterious death of one named Mr. Charles McCarthy. The authorities (Lestrade from Scotland Yard who was also at the "A Study in Scarlet") was led to believe that the murderer was McCarthy's son named James. But, a beautiful young girl who was a childhood friend of James said that it can't be James and so she pleaded to have Sherlock Holmes look into it.
Once again, Holmes shows his wonderful skill in detecting who's who through the ashes, the stride and other incrementing clues.
The ending was quite the same where you would feel sorry for both the victim and the killer like most Holmes cases that were written by Dr. Watson. :)
Nice, short read. :)