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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

ISBN: 9781907176975
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 1 January 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1 x 2.1
These 12 short stories first appeared in The Strand magazine during 1891-2, and were published in book form in the latter year. Sherlock Holmes had made his debut five years earlier in A Study in Scarlet, but it was this collection that established him as a detective nonpareil, and Arthur Conan Doyle as one of the most popular writers of the day.

In The Red-Headed League, pawnbroker Jabez Wilson responds to an advertisement calling for a new recruit to that mysterious association. His hair colour secures him an undemanding, well-paid job - until the day he arrives for work to discover that the League has been summarily dissolved.

Hydraulics expert Victor Hatherley also accepts a lucrative offer in The Engineer's Thumb, and receives a severed digit into the bargain.

In The Blue Carbuncle a fabulous gemstone turns up in a goose's throat. A terrified woman fears she will meet the same fate as her twin sister in The Speckled Band.

Sherlock Holmes takes these and other curiosities...

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