`Am dining at Goldini's Restaurant, Gloucester Road, Kensington. Please come at once and join me there. Bring with you a jemmy, a dark lantern, a chisel, and a revolver - S. H.'
The game's afoot for the most famous amateur detective of all time in this collection of eight of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tales.
`The Speckled Band', a Victorian melodrama in a country house, comes complete with murderous villain, murdered heroine, and a very unpleasant snake; `Silver Blaze' tells of a missing race horse on Dartmoor which turns out not to be missing at all, and a murder that never was. In `The Redheaded League' a pawnbroker answers an advertisement for a red-headed man and bizarrely finds himself copying out the Encyclopedia Britannica; in `The Bruce Partington Plans' Holmes is skulking in the London Underground with a dead body when his patriotic services are called upon to find some stolen state secrets in the run-up to World War I.
Sidney Paget was the original illustrator and helped to form the image of Sherlock Holmes which exists to this day - in fact, it was he who created the famous deer-stalker!
|A scandal in Bohemia|
|The adventure of the speckled band|
|The man with the twisted lip|
|The Red-headed League|
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Series: Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 24th October 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 16.1 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1