A young London engineer, contracted to service a hydraulic press at a country house, discovers that the owner is using the machine for illegal purposes. After confronting the owner, the engineer narrowly escapes death and loses a thumb when the owner turns on him. The young man, Victor Hatherley, escapes and comes to see Holmes who, upon hearing the story, deduces the actual use of the machine and sets off to bring the evildoers to justice. The main question is, “What’s is actually going on at Eyford in Berkshire?”
To be fully honest here the plot in this one was very weak, but it was still somehow enjoyable but not so interesting as some other stories about Sherlock Holmes in my humble opinion.
The characters here are okay but when it comes to Sherlock Holmes and doctor Watson they are an amazing due and I loved they both because they have something in them which makes us relate to them.
The writing style here was okay but I think that sir Arthur Conan Doyle could have done better in this book.
I Give This Book 1 / 5