The Starving Bibliophile

Books before food (and any sort of comfortable life).

The Case Files of Sherlock Holmes

Summary: The extraordinary adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most famous detective have been extensively chronicled by his companion Dr. John H. Watson. Watson’s accounts of Holmes’ endeavors were based on the notes he took during the investigations and the evidence that he and Holmes gathered. These Case Files are, in essence, Watson’s scrapbook. Some of the cases include The Hound of Baskervilles, A Scandal in Bohemia, and The Dancing Men. For those familiar with Watson’s reports, the notes, letters, official documents, artifacts, and items of evidence add a compelling new dimension to each case. For those who have not studied Watson’s reports before, The Case Files are an excellent way to examine the crimes and even review crucial items of evidence first hand. Carefully filed in special evidence bags are a photograph of the only woman ever to outwit Holmes, the signed confession of a killer, and more!

This is probably the most awesome Sherlock Holmes-based book ever made. I absolutely loved it. To see the pieces of evidence (albeit they’re not the actual things) is cool because it makes you feel like a real detective in a sense. The only thing I didn’t like about it was all the reading. Shh! I know what you’re thinking. Please give me a chance to clarify that: I felt that the reading strayed too far away from the storytelling. I mean, I like that you get an insert of the story of the Baskervilles, but I didn’t like that the insert was two feet by two feet big. It made it difficult to read, and I actually ended up not reading it, making me miss out on some good-ol’ folklore. Other than things like that, I absolutely loved it. It was very interesting.

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