The Adventure of the Dying Detective

The Adventure of the Dying Detective

by Arthur Conan Doyle


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In this short story, The Adventure of the Dying Detective, Sherlock Holmes appears to be dying. While on a case, he contracted a rare tropical disease, Tapanuli fever. Dr. Watson wants to examine him, but, curiously, Holmes won't let him come anywhere near. Then, even more curious, he instructs Watson to bring Mr. Culverton Smith to him. That's when the fun really begins!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781078710879
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 08/18/2019
Series: Classic Detective Stories , #24
Pages: 26
Sales rank: 345,422
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.06(d)

About the Author

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer and physician, most noted for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and writing stories about him which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.

He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, nonfiction and historical novels.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1859

Date of Death:

July 7, 1930

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Crowborough, Sussex, England


Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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