The case-book of Sherlock Holmes /

by Doyle, Arthur Conan,
Series: Wordsworth classics Published by : Wordsworth, (Ware :) Physical details: 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 18cm. ISBN:1853260703 (pbk) :. Year: 1993
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With a new Introduction by David Stuart Davies.

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

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' most dramatic cases, including the vicious revenge intrigue connected with 'The Red Circle' and the insidious murders in 'The Devil's Foot'. 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.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgements (p. vi)
  • General Editor's Preface to the Series (p. vii)
  • Introduction (p. xi)
  • Note on the Text (p. xxxii)
  • Select Bibliography (p. xxxiii)
  • A Chronology of Arthur Conan Doyle (p. xxxix)
  • The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
  • Preface (p. 3)
  • 1 The Mazarin Stone (p. 5)
  • 2 Thor Bridge (p. 23)
  • 3 The Creeping Man (p. 50)
  • 4 The Sussex Vampire (p. 72)
  • 5 The Three Garridebs (p. 89)
  • 6 The Illustrious Client (p. 106)
  • 7 The Three Gables (p. 133)
  • 8 The Blanched Soldier (p. 151)
  • 9 The Lion's Mane (p. 172)
  • 10 The Retired Colourman (p. 192)
  • 11 The Veiled Lodger (p. 208)
  • 12 Shoscombe Old Place (p. 220)
  • Explanatory Notes (p. 238)
  • Appendix A Source for 'The Veiled Lodger' (p. 290)

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