The Best of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Best of Sherlock Holmes book cover
Start Your Free Trial

In "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," what clever, logical deductions did Holmes make to arrive at the correct conclusion about the murderer and the weapon? Name and explain two of them.  

Expert Answers info

William Delaney eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2011

write5,416 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Social Sciences

Sherlock Holmes often explains his reasoning to Watson at the end of a tale, after the mystery has been solved and the guilty party is either dead or has been taken off to jail. Another good example is found in "The League of Red-Headed Man." In "The Adventure of the Speckled Band ," Holmes explains his reasoning after Dr. Roylott has been killed by his own snake. Part of Holmes' explanation includes the most important clues and the deductions derived from them. Holmes admits that he was somewhat on the wrong track until he was able to examine the room in which Helen Stoner was sleeping and the...

(The entire section contains 332 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial