Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia Part Two
The fan-favorite storyline concludes in this volume, collecting the four issues of the miniseries. The previous book ended with John coming face-to-face with Irene Adler, thought to be dead, in a mysterious, deserted power station.
That’s where Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia Part Two picks up. Irene and John spat, Sherlock rescues Mrs. Hudson from the Americans, and events spiral wildly out of control from there.
It was so much fun reliving the events of this episode. The second season of Sherlock was its high point, with so many memorable lines and moments, and this book was a great way to remember how enjoyable it could be.
(I also found it amusing to remember a world where a “camera-phone” was special enough to need its own label, before cloud backups were a thing. That would have changed the plot device significantly.)
I am still impressed by Mycroft’s solution to the Coventry Conundrum, and this episode was so important for various character revelations. That’s one reason I love Sherlock — these famous characters, that we think we’ve known forever, are given a modern, human polish, making them more relatable. And the manga collections are a great way to remember that.