The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

Author: David Grann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847378862

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 8923


As Sherlock Holmes once conceded to Dr. Watson, 'If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the planning, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chain of events, working through generations and leading to the most outréresults, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.' And with such a spirit for investigation and discovery does David Grann set out in The Devil and Sherlock Holmes to unravel the truth of twelve great, real-life mysteries. Although Holmes is the subject of just one of the mesmerizing true stories in this collection, all twelve contain elements of intrigue. Many of the protagonists are sleuths: a Polish detective trying to determine whether an author planted clues to a real murder in his post-modern novel; an arson investigator racing to prove whether a man about to be executed is innocent; a legendary French con man questioning whether he is the one who is suddenly being conned; and scientists stalking a sea monster. Unlike the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, these tales are all true. The protagonists are mortal and pieces of the puzzle often elude them. Some of the characters are driven to deception and murder. Others go mad. But ultimately the stories contained in The Devil and Sherlock Holmesshed light on the human condition, and why some people on this earth devote themselves to good and others to evil. As Holmes put it, 'Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent'.

Sherlock Holmes

Author: William Gillette,Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 431

View: 340


National Theatre, direction: A.L. Erlanger & W.H. Rapley, business management, S.E. Cochran. Last performances on the stage. William Gillette in "Sherlock Holmes," being a hitherto unpublished episode in the career of the great detective and showing his connection with the strange case of Miss Faulkner, by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, direction A.L. Erlanger and George C. Tyler. Play directed by William Postance, scenery designed and painted by Gates & Morange, constructed by Frank Dwyer, Inc., properties and furniture by William Bradley Studios, draperies by I. Weiss & Son, electrical effects by A. Greshoff, Miss Beatty's costumes by Dodd-Miller, Miss Entwistle's dresses by Maria Odio.

Sherlock Holmes -

Author: Roger Jaynes

Publisher: Breese Books

ISBN: 9780947533854

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2169


Moriarty! He was, according to Sherlock Holmes, 'the Napoleon of Crime', -- a mathematical genius gone mad who was the thinker and organizer behind nearly every great crime that came Holmes' way. Why then was the Professor, whose evil pervaded the city like a bleak November fog, so seldom mentioned in Dr. Watson's previous accounts of the Great Detective's exploits at the time? Now Watson finally tells all in this newly discovered manuscript. We return to the autumn and winter of 1888; a time Watson writes, when the high-stakes duel between Holmes and Moriarty for 'the very heart and moral soul of London' was at its height. Watson admits that Holmes was, at times, completely overcome by the machinations of the evil Professor, who was by far the most menacing foe he ever faced. And, for the first time, he even admits to a shameful role he unknowingly played in one of Moriarty's most nefarious schemes...as the would-be assassin of Sherlock Holmes!

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - the Devil and the Four

Author: Sam Siciliano

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781785657023

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3945


An all-new case for the world's greatest detective Sherlock Holmes's latest case takes him to the heart of Paris, in pursuit of Marguerite Hardy - a mysterious Frenchwoman who fled her comfortable English home when she received a strange letter. Desperate for her safe return, her husband begs for Holmes's help. But Holmes's investigations will take him and his cousin, Henry Vernier, into a world of theft, seduction and betrayal - and uncover a secret that has been buried for over twenty years.

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Dust

Author: James Lovegrove

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1785653628

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1780


The new Sherlock Holmes novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Odin. It is 1884, and when a fellow landlady finds her lodger poisoned, Mrs Hudson turns to Sherlock Holmes. The police suspect the landlady of murder, but Mrs Hudson insists that her friend is innocent. Upon investigating, the companions discover that the lodger, a civil servant recently returned from India, was living in almost complete seclusion, and that his last act was to scrawl a mysterious message on a scrap of paper. The riddles pile up as aged big game hunter Allan Quatermain is spotted at the scene of the crime when Holmes and Watson investigate. The famous man of mind and the legendary man of action will make an unlikely team in a case of corruption, revenge, and what can only be described as magic...

The Devil’s Due (A Sherlock Holmes Adventure)

Author: Bonnie MacBird

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008195099

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 798


After Art in the Blood and Unquiet Spirits, Holmes and Watson are back in the third of Bonnie MacBird’s critically acclaimed Sherlock Holmes Adventures, written in the tradition of Conan Doyle himself.

The Devil's Foot

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537428826

Category:

Page: 108

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The entire series of Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle is now available in large print, using the best practices for senior readers and those who are visually impaired. Each story includes the original Sherlock Holmes mystery as well as a note from the series editor, Craig Stephen Copland, the author of the New Sherlock Holmes Mysteries books. The Devil's Foot takes place in the southernmost area of England, near The Lizard. Watson has taken Holmes there to restore his health. But soon after their arrival a tragedy takes place in the village. Two brothers become raving mad and the sister is dead, but no one was in the room. Then the third brother dies the same way. Hatred, it seems, goes back many years when inheritances and thwarted love is involved. Sherlock Holmes almost dies, taking Watson with him, before he figures it out. These books are great gifts for someone you care about who needs a larger size print to be able to enjoy these wonderful stories.

Sherlock Holmes and the Devil's Grail

Author: Barrie Roberts

Publisher: London House

ISBN: 9780749004705

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 4330


The uncharacteristically nervous great detective tackles the case of the tobacco millionaire and the Glastonbury Fragments, one of the most bizarre investigations of Holmes' and Watson's long partnership. In the spring of 1895, Colonel John Vincent Harman, an American inventor of an ingenious camera, was the object of anonymous threats to leave Britain, escalating to the abduction of his son, Jay. Behind this criminal activity, Holmes detected the hand of Drew, his old enemy, Professor Moriarty's lieutenant, an ex-Scotland Yard detective and worshipper of Demeter, the goddess of fertility. Drew suspected that Harman's stereoscope could uncover the mystery of a perverse religious cult, a priceless treasure which, if possessed, Moriarty believes, would give him power over the whole world.

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Devil's Promise

Author: David Stuart Davies

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1783292717

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5219


THE DEVIL RISES. The discovery of a corpse on a deserted beach is just the first in a series of mysterious and terrifying events that threaten SHERLOCK HOLMES. Driven to investigate the death, Homes and Watson attract unwanted attention from the strange inhabitants of the nearby village, and are viciously attacked. Watson wakes to discover that months have passed and his friend is not the man he remembers. What has transpired during those lost days? And is it connected to the notorious devil worshipper whose descendants live nearby?