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56 Stories in 56 days – The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot

It’s 1897, Holmes is exhausted again and goes off to Cornwall for a rest, but, coincidently, a double murder ends up occurring in the vicinity, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. People of Victorian England beware – if Sherlock Holmes comes to … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

“Oh I remember this one,” says husband, “it’s got something to do with a coffin,” writes Charlotte Anne Walters. Yes, it does involve a coffin and a very clever way to get around needing a death certificate for someone you … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Dying Detective

Well, where do you start with this one? I feel quite overwhelmed by the task in hand, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. This story is interesting on two different levels.  Firstly there is what actually happens, and secondly what this tells … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Bruce-Partington Plans

Holmes has a new hobby – music of the middle-ages – why? Why?  Could he be any more extreme in his interests? And how unusual to find him studying so hard at something which doesn’t relate to his work, writes … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Cardboard Box

The beginning of this story is giving me a strange sense of deja vu, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. Let me explain, or try to at least.  There is a passage at the start of The Cardboard Box which is exactly … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge

This is the first story in the compilation titled ‘His Last Bow’ and starts with a brief description of Holmes’ current situation. Watson tells us that Holmes is alive and well, though occasionally troubled by bouts of rheumatism.  He is … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Second Stain

There is a confusing chronology about this one, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. It is not clear when Watson is writing the Second Stain or when the events actually occurred.  All we know is that this is meant to be the … Continue reading

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56 stories in 56 days – The Adventure of the Abbey Grange

Holmes has an epic moan at Watson on the way to the scene of the crime, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. On the way to Abbey Grange, Holmes has a massive moan at poor Watson about his literary shortcomings. He really … Continue reading

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56 stories in 56 days – The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter

There is a period of inactivity and Watson fears that Holmes may turn to drugs, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. Watson tells us that over the years he has managed to wean Holmes off drugs but as there has now been … Continue reading

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56 stories in 56 days – The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez

Interestingly, Watson refers to “our work” at the start of this one, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. Watson writes: “When I look at the three manuscript volumes which contain our work for the year 1894 . . .” Clearly the business … Continue reading

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