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His Last Bow

The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
The Adventure of the Red Circle
The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans
The Adventure of the Dying Detective
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot and
His Last Bow

This collection of stories appeared in 1917 and features a propaganda yarn about Holmes' anti-German activities in 1914; this has the distinction of being written in the third person since Watson was not on the scene for most of the action. There are two interesting anomalies: Wisteria Lodge is dated in 1892 when Holmes was supposed to be dead and the Cardboard Box story is distinguished by a lengthy passage lifted word for word from "Resident Patient". Doyle admits to being capable of plagiarism perhaps to acknowledge his more heinous crime of hoaxing the grieving public over Holmes' "death". Sherlock's brother Mycroft makes a rare appearance in connection with the Bruce-Partington Plans.

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