The Return of Sherlock Holmes was one of the out-of-copyright freebie books on the Amazon Kindle. I started reading it for two reasons. First, I was on the road for two weeks in September and second, I remembered that reading Holmes cases was cool last year while I was in school because I could put it down for a whole week and not have a problem picking it back up.
So the first case was how Holmes drew out the remaining members of Moriarty’s gang. Whatever.
There were a couple of cases where Holmes let the culprit go free – in a which is the greater evil sort of way. And it is always funny when there is a chick involved. He calls Watson the expert in that area. And that also reminded me of House MD. I have read more than once that House was partially based on Holmes. Genius jerk with a past drug habit and a most loyal sidekick. Watson seems like a much less damaged guy than Wilson, though.
I like that the cases are less about big crime or big players – although they sometimes are – and more about whatever weird thing strikes the detective’s fancy. Also true of House. Maybe I should just go watch House now. I have that James Earl Jones one sitting in the Tivo.
The Holmes-House connection is weird, because supposedly Holmes was based on a brilliant doctor friend of Conan Doyle's by the name of Bell.utter_scoundrel
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