Originally Posted by Extollager
The one "order of reading" matter about which I have strong feelings is that one should not start with the first story in The Adventures, "A Scandal in Bohemia." It has more impact if one has become accustomed to the generally victorious Holmes by reading other stories. I would also avoid starting the Holmes canon with "The Engineer's Thumb," but I suppose nobody does.
I follow the order that the author preferred when the collection was realesed in UK. I had read two novels and knew the victorious Holmes before i read " A Scandal in Bohemia". Adventures
in general showcases the abilities,the quality of his detecting skills, i adored in Memoirs
how it showed it didnt always go so well for Holmes if he didnt have the time or the evidence or just made mistakes that made the criminal get away.