The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
“The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire”
A woman beats her stepson and is found with her mouth to her own baby’s neck which is bloody when she removes her mouth. Her husband is beside himself when he comes to Holmes and begs him to find a solution. As always things are not what they appear when first looked out.
2 1/2 STARS
“The Adventure of the Three Garridebs”
Holmes and Watson are asked to consult a man who seems to be close to a financial windfall, however the man’s fellow beneficiary who meets Holmes at Baker Street is a total liar. The older gentleman is in for an unfortunate surprise as Holmes is on to the liar’s trail.
“The Problem of Thor Bridge”
A young woman is accused of murdering the wife of her employer, who does lover her. Her wealthy and volatile employer contacts Holmes to prove her innocence, but the evidence reported in the paper’s seems on the surface very much against her. However Holmes looks at little details to piece together the truth of the matter.
“The Adventure of the Creeping Man”
A well regarded professor seems to have changed drastically after a mysterious trip to around Prague. His actions prompt his secretary and his daughter to fear for their safety in the house. Using the secretary’s notes as well as descriptions of incidents, Holmes and Watson stake out the professor one night to discover the truth, which sends Holmes from detective genre to science fiction.
3 1/2 STARS