Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday's Favorite OTR

Sherlock Holmes: "The Remarkable Affair of the Pointless Robbery" 5/5/47

Here's a story set during Holmes' retirement, when he was keeping bees in the country just before World War I. But there is no rest for the World's Greatest Detective. While Watson is visiting, there's a robbery attempt at a house that doesn't contain any valuables.

But Holmes soon deduces the reason for the robbery--and the involvement of an old enemy.

It's a good, solid story. Several elements make it noteworthy. A scene in which Watson is distracted from the business at hand by a picture of a bathing beauty is hilareous. And Holmes' ruthless method of dealing with the villain near the climax is striking but still completely in character.

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