The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans
|"The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans"|
Mycroft Holmes visiting his brother, 1912 illustration by Arthur Twidle
|Author||Arthur Conan Doyle|
|Series||His Last Bow|
"The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans" is one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is one of eight stories in the cycle collected as His Last Bow, and is the second and final appearance of Mycroft Holmes. Doyle ranked "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans" fourteenth in a list of his nineteen favourite Sherlock Holmes stories.
Sherlock's brother Mycroft brings an interesting mystery to the great detective's attention. State secrets have been stolen and some of them are later found on the corpse of a clerk lying on the London Underground tracks near Aldgate station.
An adaptation of "The Bruce-Partington Plans" was used for an episode of the 1965 television series Sherlock Holmes starring Douglas Wilmer as Holmes and Nigel Stock as Watson. Only the first of two reels of the 16mm telerecording of the episode exists, although the full soundtrack survives.
The story was adapted for a 1988 episode of the television series The Return of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes, Edward Hardwicke as Doctor Watson and Charles Gray as Mycroft Holmes.
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