Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
Publication Date: April 12, 1982
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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What is the secret of a goose that swallowed a priceless blue gem? How is a woman killed when she is alone in a locked room? Why does a mysterious club only include people with red hair? These puzzles are all solved by the greatest detective the world has ever known in Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. Adapted from three of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tales of suspense ( The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, and The Red Headed League) these thrilling mysteries are made accessible to young readers in this fabulous easy to read edition.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Upon returning from Jesuit prep. school in England, Doyle attended the University of Edinburgh Medical School where he met Dr. Joseph Bell, the man who inspired the character of Sherlock Holmes. In 1887 Doyle introduced the world to the inimitable Holmes with the publication of A Study in Scarlet. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died on July 8, 1930.
"Three of the Sherlock Holmes tales, 'The Speckled Band,' 'The Red-Headed League,' and 'The Blue Carbuncle,' convey an impression of the great man's methods and the diversity of his interests in a brisk and businesslike style."--School Library Journal.