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The Adventure of the Dancing Men and Other Sherlock Holmes Stories

The Adventure of the Dancing Men and Other Sherlock Holmes Stories

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Overview

Undoubtedly the world's best-known fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, with his faithful sidekick, Dr. Watson, is the scourge of London's underworld, sallying forth from his rooms at 221B Baker Street to solve crimes and bring evildoers to justice. Now four of the best Holmes stories have been collected in this volume, offering a superb sampler of the great sleuth's fascinating adventures. Included are "The Adventure of the Dancing Men," in which the sudden appearance of mysterious stick-figure drawings proves disastrous to a country squire and his bride; "The Adventure of the Dying Detective," in which Holmes appears to have contracted a mysterious Asian disease that leaves him at death's door; and two other celebrated stories: "The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans."
In this inexpensive collection, these stories represent a wonderful introduction to the larger body of Holmes stories, as well as a delightful pocket-sized treat for any mystery lover.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486295589
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 04/14/1997
Series: Dover Thrift Editions
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 614,290
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 11 Years

About the Author



Arthur Conan Doyle was a prolific writer born in Scotland who started out as a medical doctor. While at the University of Edinburgh, he augmented his income by writing stories. His first Sherlock Holmes tale was published in 1887, introducing one of literature's best-loved detectives. Doyle has also written many works of history and science fiction, plus plays and poetry.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1859

Date of Death:

July 7, 1930

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Crowborough, Sussex, England

Education:

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

Table of Contents



From The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893)
The Musgrave Ritual
From The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905)
The Adventure of the Dancing Men
From His Last Bow (1917)
The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans
The Adventure of the Dying Detective

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