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I have always had a fascination with thrillers and detective novels, ever since I began reading books. The way all of the pieces of each seemingly insignificant piece of evidence fell together always intrigued me. I have read many detective and crime novels of varying quality: Nancy Drew, Detective Barbie, CSI: Crime Scene Investigators novels, The Hardy Boys, Patricia Cornwell, and even some Kathy Reich. All of these were only varying degrees of adequate. When I was in grade six, I discovered Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books. I read a couple of them and was captivated by how Holmes could observe the smallest of details from a crime scene and connect obscure events to form a completely accurate narrative of what happened, not only at the scene of the crime, but of all the events leading up to the crime. Doyle was able to create the most fantastical of circumstances that all connected perfectly in a way that completely spellbound me. I have read several of the Sherlock Holmes books, including The Sign of Four, A Study in Scarlet, and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. I started to read The Hound of the Baskervilles, but I never finished it. This project provided the perfect opportunity to re-immerse myself in the mysterious world of Detective Sherlock Holmes and his chronicler Dr. Watson. Plot Summary

The story begins at the offices and lodgings of consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his trusted colleague Dr. Watson,

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