A story about this — 8 years ago
When I was in junior high and had a class for reading, I discovered The Hound of the Baskservilles. I picked it up and was hooked on the world’s first consulting detective. I was soon seeking out as many of the Holmes stories and novels as I could find and reading them all. Over the years, I’ve remained familiar with them through the BBC Audio dramas of them, various TV productions, etc. So, a few weeks ago, I was browsing and the Holmes canon caught my eye agan. It starts off with “To Sherlock Holmes, she is always the woman” and continues on through 12 interesting mysteries, all of which show off the great detective at his best. A good collection, though having read a lot of other more modern mysteries of late, the solutions seem a bit obvious—or it could be that my memory just recalls the solution as I re-read the stoires again. But that does not take away from the pleasure of the Holmes stories.