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In disguise, Sherlock Holmes returns from his supposed death at the hands of Moriarty, much to the astonishment of his friend, Dr. Watson. After explaining where he's been for three years, Holmes leads Watson to an empty house where they find Moriarty's second in command, Sebastian Moran, firing his air rifle across the street at a moving silhouette of Holmes in the study of 221B. Moran is captured and revealed as the murderer of an innocent man who was about to expose his cheating at cards! Great evocative atmosphere, puzzling explanation of Holmes' absence, satisfying conclusion, though raising question of why Moran is never punished for the murder.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   40's-50's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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