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A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

Two American travelers have been killed - one with poison, the other with a knife through the heart - and the only clues at the scene are a woman's wedding ring and the German word for ''vengeance'' written in blood. The military surgeon Dr. John Watson is brought in to investigate, along with his clever, arrogant new roommate, Sherlock Holmes. Thus begins one of the most...

His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle

His Last Bow is a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, including: "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" "The Adventure of the Red Circle" "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans" "The Adventure of the Dying Detective" "The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot" "His Last Bow"

Silver Blaze by Arthur Conan Doyle

The disappearance of a famous racehorse and the murder of his trainer lead to an investigation by Sherlock Holmes.

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Arthur Conan Doyle

Watson visits his friend Holmes at Christmas time and finds him contemplating a battered old hat, brought to him by the commissionaire Peterson after it and a Christmas goose had been dropped by a man in a scuffle with some street ruffians. Peterson takes the goose home to eat it, but comes back later with a carbuncle. His wife has found it in the bird's crop (throat)...

The Adventure of the Dancing Men by Arthur Conan Doyle

The little dancing men are at the heart of a mystery which seems to be driving his young wife Elsie to distraction. He married her about a year ago, and until recently, everything was well. She is American, and before the wedding, she asked her husband-to-be to promise her never to ask about her past, as she had had some "very disagreeable associations" in her life...

The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle

France, March 1814. Brigadier Gerard is sent by Napoleon with an important message, via enemy territory, and only narrowly avoids capture by marauding Russian and Prussian troops.

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

It was a brave man who would cross the wild Devon moorlands in darkness, for the ancient legend of the Baskervilles had persisted for generations. Sir Charles's mysterious death in the grounds of Baskerville Hall brought Sherlock Holmes to the scene of one of his most famous and intriguing cases.

The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

The story is complex, involving a secret between four ex-cons from India and a hidden treasure. More complex than the first Holmes novel, The Sign of Four also introduces the detective's drug habit and leaves breadcrumbs for the reader that lead toward the final resolution. Readers are offered an explanation of the mystery from the killer's perspective, encouraging a sense...