Review: The Adventure of the Yellow Face (The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, #2) by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventure of the Yellow Face (The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, #2)The Adventure of the Yellow Face by Arthur Conan Doyle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

‘The Adventure of the Yellow Face’ is the second short story of the eleven (or twelve) which make up the novel, ‘The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes’.
In this short story, a man by the name of Grant Munro hires Sherlock Holmes to investigate a cottage and its mysterious yellow-tinged and rigid face occupant. His wife, he believes, is being blackmailed by the occupant.
The interesting part of this short story was that it was a case where Sherlock Holmes is proven that his deductions are wrong. However, the truth is still revealed in the end and there is a happy ending.
It also differs from the other shorts as it introduces race and people’s views of race, especially African-American.
Congratulations to Arthur Conan Doyle on writing such an exquisite piece!

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