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“The Crooked Man” unfolds within Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”, starting with Colonel James Barclay, a retired army officer residing in seclusion along the English coast, seeking Sherlock Holmes’ assistance. His request stems from a haunting incident tied to his past in India.
Tragedy struck when Colonel Barclay passed away under perplexing circumstances within their home, leaving his wife Nancy behind. Initially attributed to a sudden onset of madness, the details surrounding his demise raised suspicions. Adding complexity, Nancy Barclay, devastated by the incident, exhibited peculiar behavior afterward.
Holmes, renowned for his keen deductive abilities, immerses himself in the investigation, meticulously dissecting the evidence. His scrutiny reveals concealed truths, hidden identities, and a complex web of deceit entangling the involved parties. As the story unfolds, Holmes unveils the connection between the incident and the ‘crooked man’, a figure from Barclay’s past with ties to the Indian subcontinent.
The investigation plunges into the depths of human emotions and the enduring impact of past events on the present. Holmes gradually unravels the mystery surrounding Colonel Barclay’s death, exposing the underlying motivations and guilt of those caught within the intricate web of deception.
“The Crooked Man” illuminates Holmes’ remarkable deductive prowess, showcasing his ability to uncover concealed truths even in seemingly inscrutable situations. It introduces readers to the compelling world of Colonel Barclay, shedding light on the shadows of his past and exemplifying Arthur Conan Doyle’s masterful storytelling. Throughout, Holmes demonstrates an unwavering commitment to justice, solidifying his status as an iconic literary detective.
Author – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Language : English
- Paperback : 100 pages
- ISBN-10 : 8196739427
- ISBN-13 : 978-8196739423
- Reading age : 6 years and up
- Item Weight : 110 g
- Dimensions : 12.7 x 0.635 x 20.32 cm
- Country of Origin : India