Review: The Adventure of the Gloria Scott (The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, #4) by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventure of the Gloria Scott (The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, #4)The Adventure of the Gloria Scott by Arthur Conan Doyle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

‘The Adventure of the Gloria Scott’ is the fourth short story of the eleven (or twelve, depending on the edition) works which make up the novel, ‘The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes’.
In his university days, Holmes spent a month with his friend, Victor Trevor, at his father’s estate in Norfolk. While there, Holmes amazed his host, Victor’s father. One of Holmes’s deductions was that the elder Mr. Trevor was once connected with someone with the initials J. A. whom he wanted to forget. Holmes had touched a sore spot, and possibly did not believe the old man’s explanation once he had come back to himself that J. A. had been an old lover.
This short was different from others as it was told mainly by Holmes to Watson. It is also Holmes’s very first case in which he applied his powers of deduction. A very intriguing read, in all.
Congratulations to Arthur Conan Doyle on writing a superb short story!

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