The Final Mystery

sherlock_holmes_in_public-domain“Evidently the intruder gained access here,” said Holmes, tapping the high brick wall behind the Midland Bank.
“But how…?”
“Look carefully Watson, I opine these holes were made by metal studded clogs!”
“But where the Devil would a fellow get those?”
Holmes took out a magnifying glass and looked carefully at the marks.
“One and five eights between the studs Watson. Don’t you see – the Bridlington quartz mine!”
“Good Lord Holmes! But…?”
Before Holmes could reply, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle suffered a fatal heart attack and so this mystery remains the only one unsolved in the entire Sherlock Holmes canon…

4 thoughts on “The Final Mystery

    • Simon J Wood says:

      Hi Ben, it had to be a 100 word story, so no room for ‘denouement’ as such. No, I hadn’t thought of finishing it, although now you mention it, I could make it up to a 2000-3000 worder, having read all the Sherlock Holmes stories in the past. If you’d like to have a go yourself, I’ll be happy to stick a link on here to your story!

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      • Benjamin Ngiam says:

        Hahaha I’m not a mystery writer so nope- Don’t wanna ruin it LOL!

        Since you’ve read all of the series, I can’t think of anyone else who’d be more qualified to create a suitable ending, even if it’s a fan work, to do it justice 😉

        After all, you’ve been exposed to all of his work- There’s a high chance of you adopting the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to some level in your writing and hence, able to create a suitable conclusion for it 😉

        Thanks for the offer though XD

        If you do write one out though? Please share it!

        Your pal,


        • Simon J Wood says:

          Hi Ben, thanks for your reply and I’ll put it on my ‘to-do’ list! In fact I have The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, His Last Bow, and The Conan Doyle Stories (non-SH, 1202 pp.) on a nearby shelf. He sure wrote a lot of stories!

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