In a grimy house in south east London lies a dead man with a face contorted by an expression of horror and hatred such as Watson has never seen before. On the wall, the word 'rache' – German for 'revenge' – is written in blood. But who or what had killed him? There are no wounds or signs of a struggle. Watson's head is in a whirl, but the formidable Holmes relishes this challenge to his deductive powers.
And so began Holmes and Watson's famous partnership.
About the Author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh where he qualified as a doctor, but it was his writing which brought him fame, with the creation of Sherlock Holmes, the first scientific detective. He was also a convert to spiritualism and a social reformer who used his investigative skills to prove the innocence of individuals.
"[Holmes] is probably the only literary creation since the creations of Dickens which has really passed into the life and language of the people."--G. K. Chesterton
Series: Penguin Classics
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: August 2001
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1