Monday 10 August 2020


The Mystery of the Rocks of Kador (1912)
[#186 in 100 Films in a Year 2020]


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2 The Red-Headed League

Yesterday I expressed a desire to find a more 'definitive' ranking of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Well, I've not got one yet, but I did discover an international poll from 1999 that generated a readers' top 12. First place went to The Speckled Band, which I read yesterday, and second to The Red-Headed League, hence today's reading. Incidentally, those were also the first and second stories in Doyle's own list of favourites. (I presume these rankings were limited to the short stories, because neither includes a single one of the novels, which I find unlikely.)