|The Adventure of the Dying Detective|
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Genres: Mystery, Classic
Sherlock Holmes makes me think of modern day characters such as House, Patrick Jane, or Richard Castle from popular television shows. They are horribly pompous and smug at times yet you almost have to forgive them as they are clever, witty, and humorous enough to love them anyway.
This is a later story in the life and times of Sherlock Holmes. Dr. Watson is married and no longer sharing rooms with Holmes. Watson arrives to see his old mentor immediately after hearing that Holmes is gravely ill. Even from his death bed, the master detective manages to solve a great mystery and we find that all is not as we believe it to be.
As with most classics, this novel is within the public domain and available for download as a free ebook on both Amazon and Goodreads.