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The Complete Sherlock Holmes 2 -  Arthur Conan Doyle, Kyle Freeman

The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes


"The Adventure of the Lion's Mane"


The second story narrated by Holmes himself takes place along the Sussex coast near his villa after his retirement.  However mystery finds Holmes as a teacher of nearby school comes staggering up from the coast and dies at Holmes' feet saying "Lion's Mane."  Though retired Holmes can not let the strange death not be solved, so the great detective starts investigating and downplaying his extraordinary methods.


3 1/2 STARS


"The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger"


A landlady asks Holmes to come visit her horribly scared tenant, who seems on the verge of death and who wants to unburden herself of the mysterious death of her husband.  Holmes and Watson visit the woman and listen to her account then Holmes persuades her not to commit suicide.


2 1/2 STARS


"The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place"


A horse trainer comes to Holmes with most intriguing mystery surrounding his employer and his Lady sister who owns the titular location.  The astonishing facts laid out by the man very much gets Holmes interests and leads to trip to the country and once again around the equestrian turf.


3 1/2 STARS


"The Adventure of the Retired Colourman"


The last Holmes story sees the great detective taking the case of a wronged husband, whose wife and her lover has fled and taken his savings.  Or have they?  Holmes has Watson go with their client to his home and then to an out of the way village.  Upon their return to the man's home, Holmes and other detective have some astonishing news.


2 1/2 STARS