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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of The Lion’s Mane

In my memory, this was one of my favourites but reading it again today I can’t entirely understand why, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. I approached this story full of excitement because, though I haven’t read it for some years I … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Creeping Man

Love can make us do stupid things and that is certainly true in the case of poor old Professor Presbury, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. This is one of the most unbelievable of all the stories in my opinion but I … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Problem of Thor Bridge

The contents of that despatch-box at Cox and Co sound like something out of the X-Files, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. Watson begins this story by telling us about his despatch-box hidden in the vaults of Cox and Co bank crammed … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs

Ah yes, it’s the one where Watson gets shot, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. The story begins with Watson telling us that Holmes has refused a knighthood for services which he could not describe at that particular time.  This fits in … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire

Well, it’s not exactly Buffy or Twilight but it’s just as far-fetched, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. I really want to like this story – it’s something a bit different and the title makes it sound very exciting but I just … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Three Gables

Mrs Klein is the ultimate cougar, and much more interesting than Irene Adler in my opinion, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. Here we return to the familiar narration of Doctor Watson and encounter a ruthless woman who hires a band of … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone

This story really does save the best till last, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. Written in the third person and detailing the disappearance of a valuable precious stone, this story gets off to a rather slow start and I miss Watson’s … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier

For the first time, Holmes takes up Watson’s challenge and writes the story himself, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. The story is written in the first person and is Holmes’ attempt to write up the details of a case himself, rather … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Illustrious Client

The best part of this story has to be the fiery and fabulous Miss Kitty Winter, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. At last, a feisty, strong and determined woman who we can really believe in.  Kitty Winter is my favourite minor … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – His Last Bow – An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes

Well, this one is certainly very different, but then, there was a war on, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. Written in the third person, this unusual tale is set during the First World War and sees a sixty-year-old Holmes come out … Continue reading

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