Contact Author When The Boscombe Valley Mystery was first published init proved to be a very popular Sherlock Holmes tale, as well as being a topical one.
The police led by Scotland Yard investigating officer,Inspector Lestrade had conclude it was a murder and the suspect was the victim's son. The first witness,the gamekeeper Moran saw the father,Charles and then James,the son on the path to Boscombe Pool. The second witness,Moran's years-old daughter,Patience saw James arguing with his father.
Both Inspector Lestrade and Dr Watson concluded it was an open-and-shut case of murder. However,Holmes disagreed with both of them. Holmes posed the following. Who was McCarthy meeting at the pool? According to his serving-man he was to meet someone at the pool,an appointment from which he never came back alive.
How could the meeting be with James? The call "Cooee" was the usual call between father and son. Why did McCarthy get angry with James? Why won't James reveal the exact conversation he had with his father at the pool?
The details of the conversation would have saved james from being convicted. How did a piece of clothing a few yards from James disappear? What did McCarthy's last words "raat" mean? Who would have wanted McCarthy dead,if not James and why?
Was Miss Turner,who wanted to marry James,involved in this case? She sent a telegram to Holmes asking him to investigate the case. Holmes used his usual deductive powers and keen observation skills to find the answers to his own doubts.
He checked out the background of John McCarthy and Turner. He also visited the scene of the crime,Boscombe Pool for clues.
He was able to prove Inspector Lestrade wrong. James McCarthy was in jail by then. Sherlock Holmes had arranged for the prosecution case against James to fail if it seemed that the court would send him to the hangman.
He got the real killer to confess. The confession letter was only to be used should the court find James guilty,which it did not.
James was innocent of the crime and discharged,the real killer died of natural causes.The Boscombe Valley Mystery was the fourth short story written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and as such it is also the fourth story to appear in the compilation work, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
As such it was the story that followed A Case of Identity. Themes In The Boscombe Valley Mystery Seeking The Truth Being an investigator, Sherlock Holmes must take into account all the evidence put forward and analyse them to prove whether James McCarthy is innocent or not.
"The Boscombe Valley Mystery", one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by the British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is the fourth of the twelve stories in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. In The Boscombe Valley Mystery the pleader was a murderer; in The Blue Carbuncle it is a thief.
In both stories without Holmes intervention an innocent man would have answered for the crime, a matter that troubled him deeply and sharpened his determination to solve the crimes.
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Boscombe Valley Mystery The moral value that I have learnt from the novel The Boscombe Valley Mystery b y Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the value of kindness. Sherlock Holmes shows kindness and compassion to all those he deals with and achieves his goal - .