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Sorry for being an absent host lately! I’ve had a lot going on in “real life” and was finding it hard to blog. Now I hope to be more on top of things again…
This is another Holmes story that I don’t often think about, yet I ought to call a favorite. Even being so familiar with it now, I think “The Resident Patient” is a pretty unique mystery, as well as horrifying in its conclusion. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a doctor himself, which may have something to do with the level of detail in the setting and characters.
If you particularly like medical-themed tales, I also recommend Doyle’s short story collection, Round the Red Lamp, which includes some mysteries but also other genres.