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The Extraordinary Cases Of Sherlock Holmes

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The book I am reading is called Sherlock Holmes, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This book is realistic fiction because Holmes uses real-life clues to help solve his mysteries, for example, how a girl died on her wedding night. It’s “just right” for me because there aren’t too many hard words, and I find mystery stories interesting. Like Dr. Watson, the narrator, “it has always intrigued me about how Holmes uses deduction.”

The main figures in this series of short stories are Dr. Watson and Holmes. Holmes likes attention and never tells anyone his methods, so he appears to be psychic. Dr. Watson is a medical doctor who met Holmes in a previous case, and they have been friends ever since. With his knowledge of medicine, he helps Holmes solve cases that have anything to do with drugs or lunacy, especially since “doctors make the best criminals. They have ways to make undetected poison and can easily leave their patients to die.” I can relate to Holmes the most because he always likes to solve mysteries, just like the time when I wanted to solve my Secret Santa clue immediately. From Holmes, I also learned how violent the real world is, but I will talk more on that later.

At the start of the book, Holmes received an inquiry from a lady. Her sister was killed on her wedding night and she wanted Holmes to investigate how she died. Holmes visited the place where the sister was killed and examined it. He found a rope, a safe, and a dish of milk. As the girl’s family didn’t keep a cat, Holmes deduced that it must have been a snake. The rope was used to hold the snake’s neck so it wouldn’t bite. The safe was used to keep the snake, and the milk was used to feed it. Holmes also solved many other cases with deductive reasoning.

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