Chapter 6: “Sherlock Holmes Gives a Demonstration”
Summary: Sherlock investigates the scene of the crime. He deduces that the killer had come in through the window and had been the peg-legged man. He had to be let in by someone else, though, and he finds a trapdoor on the roof. then the police come and decide that Thaddeus must be guilty.
Reaction: I love when Sherlock shows off!
Prediction: Sherlock will solve the case and amaze Watson–and this is the last I’m doing of this category for this one until I feel I have something worthwhile to write here.
Why This Book Is a Classic:Classic language tags: “ejaculated.” Need I say more?
Detective Story Convention: These stories seem to follow a kind of predictable pattern that has been drilled into me from all the other detective books and shows I’ve seen, so I thought it would be fun to point them out. This time: the fat cops who don’t have a clue–the smart PI is always way ahead of the cops. My favorite modern example: Psych