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From Library Journal From the macabre and murderous 'The Devil's Foot' to the strange case of 'The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax,' the six stories that comprise His Last Bow seem darker and more disturbing than Conan Doyle's previous Sherlock Holmes works. Unlike earlier Sherlockian tales, five of these stories are reminiscences written after Holmes's retirement. The final story presents an epilog to Holmes's career, when, at age 60, he is called back to work as a spy for Great Britain in preparations for the European War. These cases, ably read by Frederick Davidson, are rarely found in audio form and show that Conan Doyle knew how to keep Holmes current with the changing political environment. Recommended for all public libraries.-Theresa Connors, Arkansas Tech Univ., Russellville Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more Review 'Here it is at last, the definitive edition, in nine volumes, of all the Sherlock Holmes stories. The notes are comprehensive and lengthy. The introductions and notes are full of fresh information, technical (such as the manuscripts that show Doyle consistently under-punctuated) and factual.'Julian Symons, The Sunday Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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