Review: The Boscombe Valley Mystery(The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, #4) by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Boscombe Valley Mystery (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, #4)The Boscombe Valley Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

‘The Boscombe Valley Mystery’ is the fourth short story in ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ and is slightly more complex compared to the other short stories in the novel collection.
Lestrade summons Holmes to a community in Herefordshire, where a local land owner has been murdered outdoors. The deceased’s estranged son is strongly implicated. Holmes quickly determines that a mysterious third man may be responsible for the crime, unravelling a thread involving a secret criminal past, thwarted love, and blackmail.
I enjoyed the idea of a couple thwarted from love as I really do love my romance.
I, however, did find this short a little boring and dry in the beginning. Luckily, the story grew in pace and I didn’t solve it before Sherlock Holmes solved it himself.
Congratulations to Arthur Conan Doyle on writing a great short story!

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