Essay on The Speckled Band By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1312 Words Feb 11th, 2016 6 Pages
the Speckled Band”
Sherlock Holmes once again uses his mystery solving talents in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”. This brilliant literary work was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is an incredible detective who has solved plenty of mysteries. His loyal sidekick is Dr. Watson, who was a medical doctor. The client was Helen Stoner, a young woman who lived alone with her stepfather. Helen’s stepfather, Dr. Grimsby Roylott, had a medical degree and an extremely violent past. This particular mystery novel occurs at the Stoke Moran Manor in England. Helen seeks out Sherlock’s assistance weeks before her wedding in the April of 1883. Helen Stoner travels a vast distance in hopes that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson will agree to assisther. Helen’s wedding was approaching and she feared for her life for her life as her sister died the night before her wedding. Julia Stoner claimed to hear a whistle and a metallic crash before she died, and Helen has being hearing the whistle every night; however, she has not heard the metallic crash since the night Julia died. Sherlock Holmes saw this as an emergency and decided to investigate immediately.
As the story progresses, Sherlock Holmes learns that Dr. Roylott has been in prison for murdering his servant in India. Helen shares her traumatizing amount of losses in her family with the detective; yet, Sherlock Holmes was more interested in how controlling Helen’s stepfather was. Sherlock Holmes tells Dr. Watson and…

Related Documents