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LitsyEvents
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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The next buddyread for #noplacelikeholmes with @cuilin
the original post is here: https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2737870

dabbe Many thanks! 🤩😘😀 2d
Cuilin Thank you 🙏 2d
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Mollyanna
The Sign of the Four | Sir Arthur Doyle
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Another excellent edition to the Sherlock Holmes series (#SeriesLove2024). This one flowed a bit better than the first and started to give us more insight into Holmes himself. I‘m slowly catching up on #NoPlaceLikeHomes

Cuilin 🎉💪🫶 3d
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 And Watson meets his wife! 3d
Mollyanna @dabbe Yes! How could I forget that… 😊 3d
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CrystalE02
The Game | Laurie R. King
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I am enjoying this series. I feel like Mary is becoming more comfortable with her relationship with Holmes. I rated this book a 5 out of 5 stars.

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dabbe
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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#NoPlaceLikeHolmes @Cuilin #LitsyEvents

Hello, Sherlockians! Done with the ADVENTURES, now on to the MEMOIRS! Below is information on the first story, “Silver Blaze“, including a summary (spoiler alert!). Next discussion with @cuilin will be on 6/1.

Click here for the link to BLAZE: https://bit.ly/4bya7ES
Link for the reading schedule for the rest of the canon: https://bit.ly/3wK9XLm

Librarybelle Thank you! 4d
dabbe @Librarybelle 💙🩵💙 3d
erzascarletbookgasm Thank you. I‘ve missed the Adventures of SH. But I‘ll be back for the Memoirs and the rest 👌 3d
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dabbe @erzascarletbookgasm Absolutely no worries! Jump in whenever you can! 🤩🤩🤩 3d
dabbe @Liz_M Why do I always forget to add this one? Thanks! 😘 3d
Bookwomble The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime! 🤔🐕🎑 3d
dabbe @Bookwomble Don't you know it! 🤩😂😀 3d
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SarahBookInterrupted
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I just love this series. This book brings together everything from the previous books and put Charolette against Moriarty. He was always in the outskirts of every investigation but now he has “hired” Charolette for his own investigation. A new character Moriarty‘s daughter is introduced and I love her. I really like all the strong female characters in this series. They are tough but also endearing. Also the love stories are advancing nicely. 🥰

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robinb
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I just love this series! I sometimes deliberately fall behind just so I‘ll have one or two waiting in the wings. 😂😂🤷🏻‍♀️ This 6th addition was especially great I thought. We‘re treated to Charlotte‘s first interaction with Moriarity (aka Mr. Baxter) as he hires her to infiltrate a religious cult and find his missing and rebellious daughter. There are several storylines going on in this one so I had to pay close attention as the play is deep.⬇️

robinb One of my favorite things about this story is the continuing growth of Charlotte‘s and Ash‘s personal relationship. They have both evolved into more relaxed and playful people, and that is really fun to see. With all the action going on here, the ensemble cast is well represented, and the ending denouement is both exciting and satisfying. Such a fun pleasure to read these books. 4.5/5⭐️ #DoubleSpin 4d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4d
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dabbe
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Librarybelle Other than the ending with the dog, I liked it. I think this shows that Holmes is not the only one who can solve a situation - Mrs. Toller and the suitor working together. 5d
IndoorDame @Librarybelle i agree about the dog, those scenes are always so hard to read! But in general I really liked this one. My major complaint is actually how painfully naive Miss Hunter was 5d
Librarybelle @IndoorDame She was so naive! 5d
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Aimeesue This is one of my favorites, illustrating, as it does, the changing roles and relationships of both women and animals in society. (edited) 5d
CogsOfEncouragement At the end, Watson comments that Sherlock had no further interest in Miss Hunter after the mystery was solved. Then he immediately updates the reader that she has a wonderful job. I think we are meant to read between the lines that Sherlock set her up in that position and didn't brag about doing it. Watson doesn't know how much Sherlock did indeed care about what happened to Miss Hunter. How else does she go from no prospects to an excellent job? 5d
dabbe @CogsOfEncouragement Excellent point. I kinda got the feeling that Watson also hoped she and Sherlock would get together, but since Irene Adler is forever known as THE woman in SH's life, that was never a possibility. 5d
dabbe After reading this, I can't stop thinking about the horrid son of Rucastle, who enjoys “giving pain to any creature weaker than himself [for his] amusement, and he shows quite remarkable talent in planning the capture of mice, little birds, and insects.“ Is it me, or is this kid a serial killer in the making? Yikes. 😱 5d
dabbe @Aimeesue I also enjoyed the fast-paced action, though not the animal abuse. 5d
dabbe @IndoorDame “Painfully“ naive is spot-on! 5d
kelli7990 I liked this story. 5d
CrystalE02 It was okay. Not my favorite, I was okay with it until the dog part. I can't handle that. She was so naive it was annoying. 4d
dabbe @kelli7990 It was one of the more fast-paced ones, wasn't it? 4d
dabbe @CrystalE02 And the next story is about a horse named “Silver Blaze.“ I don't remember it very well, but based on how animals have been treated so far, we should, as Scar would say, #beprepared. 🐾 4d
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dabbe
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Librarybelle Maybe in some ways, but would Rucastle have had his conclusion??? 5d
dabbe @Librarybelle That's pretty much the only thing I could think of that'd be different. The daughter would have been saved no matter what, so the dog enacting his revenge (like the snake in THE SPECKLED BAND) on his owner wouldn't have happened without SH, and there (perhaps) is the justice Rucastle deserves. 5d
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IndoorDame I also think the resolution would‘ve been basically identical, which I find so interesting as a formula to include in SH (for both Doyle and Watson). He solves the mystery, and reassures the client, but wasn‘t needed to help avert any actual danger, and decided that punishment was not necessary. So it‘s ALL about the mystery. 5d
Aimeesue True, except for Violet Hunter. She‘d still be stuck with the horrible Rucastles, because THEY clearly want nothing to do with the child. They probably would‘ve scammed her out of what they promised to pay her, too. 5d
CogsOfEncouragement If Holmes wasn't there the night that the daughter escaped, maybe the escape would have gone undetected for a bit? I'm not sure if Mr. Rucastle would have checked on his prisoner if he hadn't noticed that door was open. Then he would not have been attacked by the dog, and would have had his health. Even less consequence for Mr Rucastle. 5d
dabbe @IndoorDame Agree 💯. For SH, it's ALL about the puzzle of the case. Everything else takes a back seat to that. 5d
dabbe @Aimeesue Excellent point. I wonder what they would have done with Violet after knowing the daughter escaped, or if Violet would have figured it out and escaped somehow. She might have become their prisoner, too, since she already knew too much (the room she wasn't supposed to go in, the hair ...)--plus, he threatened to kill her with the dog! 😱 5d
dabbe @CogsOfEncouragement Right. The only penalty would have been the loss of the $ from the daughter. Not much of a consequence for imprisoning her! 5d
CrystalE02 I think it would have been the same. 4d
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dabbe
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Librarybelle Legally, no. I think this is where we‘ve discussed in the past about Holmes‘ thoughts on Justice. Rucastle does pay a pretty big price - for me, animal neglect is reprehensible, and this whole scene had me feel awful for the dog. 5d
IndoorDame At the start of this one Holmes says “Crime is common. Logic is rare.” I‘m starting to think he couldn‘t care less what happens to any of the players after he‘s solved the puzzle to his satisfaction and explained it to everyone. If the police had been involved from the beginning in this one the Rucastle‘s might be in jail, but since they weren‘t Holmes didn‘t care enough to call them in, and no one else contradicted him. 5d
dabbe @Librarybelle Oh, I felt for the dog, too. I think I was vicious enough to want the dog to kill Rucastle for the horrendous abuse. One of the more gruesome SH scenes. 😱 5d
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dabbe @IndoorDame I guess, too, that the fact that the daughter got away and is happy, the idea of “all's well that ends well“ comes into play. The Rucastles have to live with each other and are irretrievably broken. Perhaps that's enough. 5d
Aimeesue "Justice" was very different at that time, yes? And there were plenty of men locking up their female relations in asylums to retain control of their $$$, so imprisoning women "for their own safety" was an accepted thing. Plenty of people still doing it today, right, Britney Spears? I was maybe a little too pleased that the Rucastles were doomed to suffer out the rest of their lives together, along with their bratty child. (edited) 5d
dabbe @Aimeesue Me, too! I wrote on another post that I think the kid is a serial killer in the making! They most definitely deserve each other! 5d
CrystalE02 Not one of my favorite stories. Maybe it was the time period, but I felt like the story was kind of creepy and weird. 4d
dabbe @CrystalE02 It could almost have come across as a silent movie from the 1910s. 4d
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Read4life
The Adventure of the Copper Beeches | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, P. James Macaluso
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I‘m really enjoying our #NoPlaceLikeHolmes group. This is another pick for me. Discussion today.

#BookSpinBingo #readyourebooks #readyourTBR #ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024

dabbe 🤩😀🤗 5d
Cuilin 🎉🤩 5d
TheSpineView 👍🤩🌞 5d
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