Review: The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, #9) by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, #9)The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb by Arthur Conan Doyle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

‘The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb’ is the ninth short story of the twelve which make up the novel, ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’.
The story, set in 1889, mainly consists of a young London consultant hydraulic engineer, Mr. Victor Hatherley, recounting strange happenings of the night before, first to Dr. Watson, who dresses the stump where Mr. Hatherley’s thumb has been cut off, and then to Sherlock Holmes himself.
This short story was different compared to the other’s as it didn’t follow the usual pattern of Sherlock Holmes introducing the case. Rather, this time, it was Watson who did so, and in his narration he mentions it was one of the only two he had ever introduced. This short is also the second in the novel in which the case is not brought to justice or a definite conclusion.
Congratulations to Arthur Conan Doyle on writing the slightly gruesome short story!

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