Sherlock Holmes—The Final Problem is a new illustrated edition of the famous short story. The illustrations are reminiscent of German woodcuts. They are beautiful. The text is abridged from the original version, which may make the story more accessible for younger readers.
Though originally published in 1893, the story holds up remarkedly well in modern times. In fact, it seems almost like a Marvel movie set in Victorian times with its clear hero/villain characterizations. The ending is very effective and shocking, so I won’t ruin the surprise by describing the plot. Overall, a beautifully illustrated version of a popular detective tale. 4 stars for Sherlock Holmes—The Final Problem!
Thanks to NorthSouth Books and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.