Review: The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, #11) by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventure Of The Beryl Coronet (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, #11)The Adventure Of The Beryl Coronet by Arthur Conan Doyle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

‘The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet’ is the eleventh short story of the twelve which make up the novel, ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’.
The short is about a banker, Mr. Alexander Holder of Streatham, who makes a loan of £50,000 to a socially prominent client, who leaves the Beryl Coronet as collateral. Holder takes it home with him to lock it up there. He is awakened in the night by a noise and is horrified to see his son Arthur with the coronet in his hands, apparently trying to bend it. Three beryls are missing from it. In a panic, Mr. Holder travels to see Holmes, who agrees to take the case.
I really enjoyed this short read, not only because it integrated parts of romance and unrequited love, but because it was able to integrate family and an interesting thievery case.
Congratulations to Arthur Conan Doyle on writing a spine-tingling short story!

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