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The case-book of Sherlock Holmes

By: Doyle, Arthur Conan Davies, David Stuart(Introduction by) Carabine, Keith(Series edited by)

Part of the Wordsworth classics series
1848704224 / 9781848704220
333 pages

With a new Introduction by David Stuart Davies.

x2018;Surely no man would take up my profession if it were not that danger attracts him. x2019;

In The Casebook, you can read the final twelve stories that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about his brilliant detective. They are perhaps the most unusual and the darkest that he penned. Treachery, mutilation and the terrible consequences of infidelity are just some of the themes explored in these stories, along with atmospheric touches of the gothic, involving a bloodsucking vampire, crypts at midnight and strange bones in a furnace.

The collection His Last Bow features some of Sherlock Holmes x2019; most dramatic cases, including the vicious revenge intrigue connected with x2018;The Red Circle x2019; and the insidious murders in x2018;The Devil x2019;s Foot x2019;. The title story recounts how Sherlock Holmes is brought out of retirement to help the government foil a German plot on the eve of the First World War.

These two fascinating sets of stories make a glorious farewell to the greatest detective of them all and his erstwhile companion, Dr Watson.


FFC Classic crime, FYB Short stories

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