The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes Hardback
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes contains Conan Doyle's last twelve stories about his great fictional detective.
Compared with earlier collections these tales are darker, exploring such themes as treachery, mutilation and the terrible consequences of infidelity, and containing such gothic touches as a blood-sucking vampire and crypts at midnight.
With an Afterword by David Stuart Davies, a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, and an authority on Sherlock Holmes.
He has written the Afterwords for all the Collector's Library Holmes volumes.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 01/08/2004
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781904633686
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Review by sageness
GLBT-interest tag due both to the amazingly overt Holmes/Watson language in this collection AND to the one about the Boer War vet named Jimmie with the missing army buddy (hi, I suck at remembering titles), whom he refers to as "chum" (code in late-to-post-Victorian era for m/m friends with benefits) and whom he recruits Holmes to help him save entirely like a fairytale knight rescuing his fair prince<strike>ss</strike>.<br/><br/>I'm almost amazed it passed the censors, but the roaring 20s were far more lax than the aughts.