In Sherlock Holmes' first mystery short story, the great detective saves the future king of Bohemia from a possible blackmailer.
A young woman consults Holmes about the suspicious death of her sister. Suspicions quickly fall upon her violent and abusive stepfather. But is he the killer? And what is the mysterious "speckled band?"
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 12 stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: "A Scandal in Bohemia", "The Red-Headed League", "A Case of Identity", "The Boscombe Valley Mystery", "The Five Orange Pips", "The Man with the Twisted Lip", "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", "The Adventure of the Speckled Band", "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb", "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor", "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet", and "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches".
"Classic book but poor narration"
An office filled with red-headed clerks is suddenly closed, and Holmes is asked to investigate a most unusual series of events.
Holmes's brother Mycroft has come about some missing, secret submarine plans. The three missing pages of the plans could enable one of England's enemies to build the submarine and use it against her. It is up to the great detective to solve the murder and retrieve the missing plans and ensure England's future defense.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories.
"A Very Special Sherlock"
The butler of Reginald Musgrave, one of Holmes' former schoolmates, has disappeared, and the local police can't solve the case. Holmes travels to the Musgrave estate and once there not only discovers the butler, but also finds out about the origin of the centuries-old Musgrave Ritual.
Holmes risks his life with an astounding trick in The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone.
Set in 1888, the story revolves around this case of Miss Mary Sutherland, a woman with a substantial income from the interest on a fund set up for her. She is engaged to a quiet Londoner who has recently disappeared. Listen as the great detective unravels a web of assumed identities and intrigue.
Sherlock Holmes' superb deductive abilities are truly tested in this adventure when a client asks the Great Detective to help him discover what is frightening his new wife. What seems to Watson to be just a child's drawing becomes the key to solving the mystery.
A tale of mystery, scandal and murder that may have been committed by the Ku Klux Klan in London. A young Sussex gentleman named John Openshaw has a strange story: in 1869 his uncle Elias Openshaw had suddenly come back to England to settle on an estate at Horsham, West Sussex, after living for years in the United States as a Planter in Florida and serving as a Colonel in the Confederate Army....
Holmes and Watson push the limits of the law when they confront the machinations of a blackmailer whose victims either pay dearly or suffer life-destroying humiliation. Holmes is hired by the débutante Lady Eva Blackwell to retrieve compromising letters from a blackmail artist named Charles Augustus Milverton, a man who causes Holmes more revulsion than any of the 50-odd murderers in his career.
Dr. Watson faints for the first and last time of his life when the believed-to-be-dead Holmes appears in the middle of an investigation of a crime. We find out about what really happened in the fight to the death with the evil Moriarty.
Percy "Tadpole" Phelps, an old school friend of Watson's, finds himself in a desperate situation. His career at the Foreign Office has been jeopardized by the disappearance of a secret treaty that was placed in his trust. Sherlock Holmes comes to the rescue of the disgraced diplomat.
"Audacity and romance seem to have passed forever from the criminal world," laments Sherlock Holmes in "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge". Can Sherlock Holmes solve this complex mystery of international politics, deceit and of course, murder?
Motivated by greed and jealousy, the criminal in this classic Sherlock Holmes mystery aims to kidnap a young lord - but causes a far greater tragedy.
The Prime Minister comes to Holmes in the matter of a document stolen from the dispatch box, was 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!
Strange and bizarre events are occurring at the country estate known as Copper Beeches. The newly hired governess asks Holmes to unravel ghastly events and the unsavory characters who lived at the estate.
Forest Row in the Weald is the scene of a gruesome harpoon murder, and a young police inspector, Stanley Hopkins, asks Holmes, whom he greatly admires as a mentor, for some help. Holmes has already determined that it would take a great deal of strength and skill to run a man through with a harpoon and embed it in the wall behind him besides.
Sir Eustace Brackenstall has been killed, apparently by a gang of burglars. Sherlock Holmes must solve this complex riddle, which involves abuse, betrayal and possible adultery.