I thought this little book was extremely amusing. I wanted it to be longer. This parody Sherlock Holmes makes deductions that are totally obvious. It sounds stupid and it is. But funny! For comparison, my favorite humorous books are by EF Benson, PG Wodehouse, WW Jacobs, Henry Fielding, and Cervantes. My favorite humorous book of all time is The Pickwick Papers.
Herbert Beeman was a canadian and served as secretary of the Vancouver Board of Trade in the early 1920s. During this period he published an obscure hardcover, F.O.B. For Our Bureau which was a collection of poems. He has also been credited with writing “Some Adventures Of Mr Surelock Keys, Hitherto Unrecorded” in 1913, “The Halfway House Of The Empire” in 1929 and a broadside/poem called "How to Pronounce Burrard." Beeman died in 1931.
The humor is “Some Adventures Of Mr Surelock Keys, Hitherto Unrecorded” is humor writing that at the time was considered quaint and amusing, but today's tastes would see as only silly and irrelevant.