At the foot of the stairs she met this lascar scoundrel

The Man with the Twisted Lips

Isa Whitney, brother of the late Elias Whitney, D.D., Principal of the Theological College of St. George’s, was much addicted to opium. The habit grew upon him, as I understand, from some foolish freak when he was at college; for having read De Quincey’s description of his dreams and sensations, he had drenched his tobacco…

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We found him face downwards in a little green scummed pool

The Five Orange Pips

When I glance over my notes and records of the Sherlock Holmes cases between the years ’82 and ’90, I am faced by so many which present strange and interesting features that it is no easy matter to know which to choose and which to leave. Some, however, have already gained publicity through the papers,…

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"Farewell then", said the old man

The Boscombe Valley Mystery

We were seated at breakfast one morning, my wife and I, when the maid brought in a telegram. It was from Sherlock Holmes and ran in this way: “Have you a couple of days to spare? Have just been wired for from the west of England in connection with Boscombe Valley tragedy. Shall be glad…

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Glancing about him like a rat in a trap

A Case of Mistaken Identity

“My dear fellow.” said Sherlock Holmes as we sat on either side of the fire in his lodgings at Baker Street, “life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of…

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Mr. Jabez Wilson

The Red Headed League

I had called upon my friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, one day in the autumn of last year, and found him in deep conversation with a very stout, florid-faced, elderly gentleman, with fiery red hair. With an apology for my intrusion, I was about to withdraw, when Holmes pulled me abruptly into the room, and closed…

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Then he stood before the fire

A Scandal in Bohemia

To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his…

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Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes is the last collection of 12 short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1927. It contains stories published between 1921 and 1927. Preface The Adventure of the Illustrious Client The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone The Adventure of the Three Gables The…

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His Last Bow

His Last Bow is a collection of eight short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes and written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Published in 1917, it contains the stories published between 1908 and 1917. Table of Contents The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge The Adventure of the Cardboard Box The Adventure of the Red Circle The Adventure of…

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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 11 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1894. The stories are as follows: The Silver Blaze The Yellow Face The Stock-broker’s Clerk The “Gloria Scott” The Musgrave Ritual The Reigate Puzzle The Crooked Man The Resident Patient The Greek Interpreter The Naval Treaty…

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