The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Part IV)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor”
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars

A rich American newlywed disappears from her wedding breakfast and her nobleman husband, the gentleman inquires of Holmes to solve the mystery. Holmes does just that and surprises the nobleman with not only his bride but her first husband who had not died as she previously thought.

“The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet”
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

A severely stressed banker arrives at 221B inquiring upon Holmes’ services, telling about how a national treasure was placed in security of a loan and said treasure was damaged and partially stolen with his own son implicated. Holmes relieves the man’s fears not only about the piece, but about his son as well though not with out exposing an unknown familial secret.

“The Adventure of the Copper Beeches”
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Violet Hunter, a governess, comes to Holmes asking for advice about a position she has been offered because the extraordinary details connected with it. Given the absurd amount of money offered, Holmes advises her to take the position but if anything amiss were to occur to contact him immediately. Watson notes that Holmes ponders the young woman’s mystery for weeks until they get word from her that something is definitely amiss. Upon meeting her, they learn of the usual things she has been doing and conditions around the house. That night they endeavor to solve the mystery, but learn that the mystery has already been solved though the actions of others. Watson notes that Holmes never again thinks of Ms. Hunter after that night, even though he praised the thoroughness of her descriptions.

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