At quarter to eight o'clock tonight a gentleman will call. He would like to ask you about a very important matter. Do not think it odd if your visitor wears a mask.
When Sherlock Holmes is asked for help by a powerful yet dim king, it seems that he cannot refuse. But the detective has no idea that this case will bring him up against a woman just as clever, cunning and quick as he is. Has Holmes finally met his match?
The Copper Beeches (Book 12)
Mr Holmes – Please be at the Black Swan Hotel in Winchester at midday tomorrow. Do come! I am at my wits’ end.
Hunter, After a frightened Violet Hunter turns to Holmes and Watson for advice, the crime-fighting duo find themselves pulled into a dangerous mystery. For there’s far more than secrets hiding in the halls of The Copper Beeches.
The Six Napoleons (Book 13)
Kensington Outrage. Murder by Madman!
Both the experienced detective, Mr Lestrade, and consulting expert, Mr Sherlock Holmes, have concluded that this horrible series of events is the work of a madman, not a common criminal. No other explanation makes sense.
Someone is smashing Napoleon statues and the police have no idea why. Luckily, Holmes and Watson are on hand to help. Little do they know that these few small crimes will turn into one big adventure!
The Engineer's Thumb (Book 14)
Missing: Mr Jeremiah Hayling, aged 26, a hydraulic engineer. He left his house at ten o’clock at night on the 9th of this month, and has not been heard of since.
When Watson’s latest patient confronts him with a missing thumb and a horrifying story, he knows just where to turn. This is a case for Sherlock Holmes. But, can Holmes and Watson unravel this deadly mystery in time to catch the criminals?
Charles Augustus Milverton (Book 15)
Tell me, Watson, do you get a creeping feeling when you watch the snakes in the zoo? That's how I feel when I see Milverton. I've met more than fifty murderers in my life, but he is worse than all of them.
In the attempt to save a woman's marriage, Holmes is forced to come face-to-face with one of his worst enemies: Charles Augustus Milverton. This abominable villain is holding hostage the secrets of London's rich and powerful, and threatening to ruin the innocent Lady Eva. Can Holmes and Watson stop him before time runs out?
Silver Blaze (Book 16)
The police are no closer to solving the murder of trainer, John Straker. He was killed last Monday night, 22nd October. The famous racehorse Silver Blaze has been missing since the night of the attack.
The country's most famous racehorse has mysteriously disappeared and, what's worse, his trainer has been murdered! All eyes turn to Sherlock Holmes to unravel this strange mystery, find the murderer and return Silver Blaze to safety - all before the Wessex Cup race.
The Bruce-Partington Plans (Book 17)
I am at Goldini's Restaurant, Gloucester Road, Kensington. Please come at once. Bring a jemmy, a lantern, a chisel, and a weapon.
S.H. The secret plans for a submarine super-weapon have been stolen and it's up to Holmes to find them. But with the government, the military and even his own brother turning up the pressure, can the genius detective unravel the web of secrets, spies and cunning crimes before it's too late?
The Musgrave Ritual (Book 18)
Whose was it? His who is gone. Who shall have it? He who will come. Where was the sun? Over the oak. Where was the shadow? Under the elm.
It's time for Holmes to rewrite history. When asked by his old school friend to help track down a missing maid, the genius detective finds himself unravelling a centuries-old mystery, and discovering much more than he expected.
The Stockbroker's Clerk (Book 19)
I am perfectly willing to act as business manager to the Franco-Midland Hardware Company, Limited. - Mr. Hall Pycroft.
Hall Pycroft is a simple man, looking for a simple job. But working for the Pinner brothers is certainly not simple. When Pycroft finds himself caught in the middle of a troubling mystery, he turns to the only man he knows can solve it: Sherlock Holmes.
The Final Problem (Book 20)
This is not danger. It is definite destruction. Even with all your cleverness, you do not realise it. You must stand clear, Mr Holmes, or you will be trodden underfoot.
Holmes is facing a problem - a big one. He's on the tail of his most dangerous criminal to date, Professor Moriarty. But it seems that the professor is one step ahead. Can the detective unwind Moriarty's web of crime before it's too late? Or could this really be Holmes' last case?
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