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Arthur Conan, Sir Doyle


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Feb. 3 2009
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1427036772
  • ISBN-13: 978-1427036773
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 150 g

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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  37 reviews
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story, but lousy Kindle formatting March 10 2011
By Jetpack - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a review of the free Kindle version.

The story is a typical Holmes story, with the notable exception of a policeman who is actually comparable to Holmes in ability. Very unusual in the mythos, as even Gregory doesn't have the necessary imagination. If you like Holmes, I recommend this free download.

The reason I drop it a star is the lousy Kindle formatting. The mutilation of the paragraphs is really inexcusable. This needs a good clean up badly. No reflection on Doyle, of course.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wild Story, Little Deduction Dec 11 2009
By Dave - Published on Amazon.com
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Well, generally, readers of Sherlock Holmes are looking for some great detective work; the piecing together of a few scant clues to piece together a puzzle of a crime. This story, while wildly imaginative and unexpected, does little to build a tapestry of deduction and instead settles on mild suspense.

***Spoiler Alert***

The "Adventure" at Wisteria Lodge is a bizarre set of circumstances including not only a Voodoo side-track, but a despot exile as well! These inclusions certainly makes this Holme's tale stand out from the rest, although little else in the story would distinguish it. Hearing Holmes and others talk about "foreigners," a mulatto and "swarthy" people reveals the period prejudices quite clearly, and this detracted from my enjoyment of the story. What points the finger at the villain more clearly than saying that he is ugly, savage of temperment and creepy looking?

In some cases, in this book, they turn natural prejudices against you, by revealing that the most savage looking person is not the killer, and this was good. This did little for the story, since it was pointed out by Holmes that this person wasn't likely to be the criminal, but it should be mentioned.

Overall, Sherlock was fairly charming, as usual, but a guest dectective from the country was the star of the show. This is great, to break up the monotony of reading a lot of Holmes, but as a single story, it was disappointing.

An interesting premise for a story, for sure, and if that is all you are looking for, you wont be disappointed. Compared to the other Sherlock Holmes stories, however, the Adventure at Wisteria Lodge ranks near the bottom of the list.

The greatest sleuth of all time has never felt more "average."

Entirely skippable.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't Begin Your Holmes Reading With This One May 16 2011
By Carla C. Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a longer short story of Sherlock Holmes. It was actually written in a two-part series but can be read in one long sitting. I very much liked this story primarily because of the introduction of Inspector Baynes. Baynes is one of the only characters from the police force that matches Sherlock Holmes on investigative skills. It is different from other Holmes stories because the famous detective doesn't actually solve anything; rather, he just watches the falling out of the crime and follows Baynes's working of the case. Baynes is the only bright spot, though, in the story. You won't read it for the deductive skills and Baynes never appears in any of Doyle's other stories, sadly. Probably one for Holmes's fans and not a great introduction to the famous detective.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Terrible scan March 4 2012
By atkayma - Published on Amazon.com
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Normally I give free Kindle books a fairly high rating on principle, but this scan is just awful.
The paragraphs are
broken
up like this.
For the whole book. If that is too distracting for you, find another scan. Otherwise you get what you pay for with this.

The story itself is not as interesting or riveting as others, but if you love Sherlock (as I do) then it is worth a read.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting But Not Doyle's Best Oct. 31 2013
By trigchance - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an interesting but not compelling mystery that is recommended for avid Doyle fans. There are other mysteries that are better.
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