The cast of characters says it all: Nicholas II, the last great Tsar of Russia; Alexandra, the self-willed wife; their son, Alexis, stricken with hemophilia; and the wild-man Rasputin - fight for their lives during the Revolution.
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This is the story, set in 1891, that introduces Holmes' greatest opponent, the criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty. As is well known, "The Final Problem" was intended to be exactly what its name says. Conan Doyle meant to stop writing about his famous detective with this short story - equally well-known, this device failed in its purpose.
Roderick Usher, the last tenant of the House of Usher line, summons his friend to come to him in his darkest need. The friend finds Usher terrified of life and his impending doom. When his sister dies, the two place her in a temporary tomb and Roderick experiences the horror he had so long anticipated. Poe, in his genius, develops one of the greatest macabre stories ever written, complete with a chilling and eerie conclusion.
Sherlock Holmes is at his best when he uncovers the mystery of the horse that has disappeared: Silver Blaze. At least four or five clues are clearly exposed, but only Holmes, with his logical mind, picks up on them.
Frankenstein is the story most people believe they have read, but have not. Others believe they know the story, but do not. It is the most notorious "gothic novel" of all time - ageless in its style and format, and timeless in its delivery of horror, brooding, and suspense. An immortal tale about love, hate, justice, and science at its best - or worst.
With the backdrop of the French Revolution, this classic book of love, terror, and political cruelty reveals the true conditions of London and Paris during the last-half of the 18th century. Stimulating and emotional, this book strikes at the heart.
Poe is considered one of the best horror story writers ever. In this carefully crafted novel, Poe sets up a foundation for an ironic detective story that pits mind over matter and stumps the office police in their work. Through logic, detective C. Auguste Dupin comes to the rescue and pulls off a stunning coup that sabotages a blackmail plot against the Royal Family.
Sherlock Holmes is at it again. Mrs. Warren, a London lodging-house keeper, comes to Holmes with a curious story of a reclusive and eccentric tenant. Mrs. Warren's husband has been abducted and then quickly released again, perhaps a case of mistaken identity. Holmes decides the case is more important than it appears.
The Prime Minister and Trelawney Hope, the Secretary of State for European Affairs, come to Holmes in the matter of a document stolen from Hope's dispatch box, which he kept at home in Whitehall Terrace when not at work. If divulged, this document could bring about very dire consequences for all Europe - even war!
Only Sherlock Holmes can put the pieces back together after a murder; especially one with no motive, clues, or keys. And what about that crooked man with a mysterious pet?
A young boy was reported missing from school. Was he kidnapped? If so, who was the kidnapper? Only Sherlock Holmes could sleuth out the answer through a maze of unscrupulous characters, a web of deceit, and the labyrinth of misleading clues.