Bohemia, Red-Heads, Speckled Bands and more…

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Some of these stories are more obscure or I have actually never read them. The stories span a good amount of years, including some in which Watson lives away from Holmes, happily married to Mary and running a doctor‘s practice. He very much leads a life of his own, but frequently accompanies his friend Holmes on his cases. 

This Holmes, the real one, is never as aloof or downright dismissive of others as he has become on the screen. There are many visuals know from the many screen adaptations though and sentences and remarks that have made their way into the shared consciousness of Holmes‘s fans.

Contains: A Scandal in Bohemia, Holmes & Watson meet The Woman / The Adventure of the Red-Headed League / The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle / The Adventure of the Speckled Band / various other stories 

Listened to in audio as part of Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Audio Collection, narrated by Stephen Fry.