Review of free Kindle edition
A Public Domain Book
Publication date: May 12, 2012
Listed as 232 pages but ends
at location 230, not page 230.
This story was published as number 8 in HIS LAST BOW: A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes, a collection of 8 Sherlock Holmes stories published in October, 1917.
The story, His Last Bow. The War Service of Sherlock Holmes, was first published in Collier's in September 1917, a month before the its appearance in Britain in October.
This is a spy story rather than a mystery. Published during WW1, it is regarded by many as a contribution by Doyle in aid of British home front morale. Chronologically it is the last Holmes story. It is also notable as not being narrated by Watson.