His Last Bow
Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes
A woman receives two severed ears in a cardboard box, a government-worker is found dead on the London Underground, and two men go insane in a Cornish cottage.
In His Last Bow, the world's favorite eccentric sleuth investigates a series of compelling mysteries. Taking on dastardly villains in thrilling adventures, Sherlock Holmes and his partner John Watson leave no stone unturned as they seek to unravel their opponents' despicable plots.
The concluding story in this collection presents the iconic detective's final adventure. Set during World War I, Holmes' cosy retirement is interrupted by a call to investigate a potential German spy. It also includes a fantastic epilogue on his life that brings closure to one of literature's most brilliant characters.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and began to write stories while he was a student. Over his life he produced more than thirty books, 150 short stories, poems, plays and essays across a wide range of genres. His most famous creation is the detective Sherlock Holmes, who he introduced in his first novel A Study in Scarlet (1887). This was followed in 1889 by an historical novel, Micah Clarke. In 1893 Conan Doyle published 'The Final Problem' in which he killed off his famous detective so that he could turn his attention more towards historical fiction. However Holmes was so popular that Conan Doyle eventually relented and published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901. The events of the The Hound of the Baskervilles are set before those of 'The Final Problem' but in 1903 new Sherlock Holmes stories began to appear that revealed that the detective had not died after all. He was finally retired in 1927. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died on July 7, 1930.