Review: The Adventure of the Crooked Man (The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, #7) by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventure of the Crooked Man (The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, #7)The Adventure of the Crooked Man by Arthur Conan Doyle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

‘The Adventure of the Crooked Man’ is the seventh short story of the eleven (or twelve, depending on the edition) works which create a collected novel, ‘The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes’.
Holmes calls on Watson late one evening to tell him about a case that he has been working on, and also to invite him to be a witness to the final stage of the investigation. Colonel James Barclay, of The Royal Mallows based at Aldershot Camp, is dead, apparently by violence, and his wife Nancy is the prime suspect.
I didn’t mind reading this short story nor did I think too highly of it. There wasn’t much action in the recounting of the case, and most of it was just Sherlock Holmes telling the majority of the case to Watson. Upon Watson providing companionship to Holmes as the detective completes the case, there was nothing substantial to the short. And the ending was subpar compared to the rest of the shorts.
Congratulations to Arthur Conan Doyle on writing ‘The Adventure of the Crooked Man’.

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