The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

Author: David Grann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847378862

Category: History

Page: 352

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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'.

The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 1101872624

Category: Fiction

Page: 928

View: 8474


Presenting Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology, The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Sherlockian tales ever assembled—now in a deluxe hardcover edition, perfect for the collector and gift markets. Arguably no other character in history has been so enduringly popular as Sherlock Holmes. Ever since his first appearance, in Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1887 novella A Study in Scarlet, readers have loved reading about him almost as much as writers have loved writing about him. Here, Otto Penzler collects eighty-three wonderful stories about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, published over a span of more than a hundred years. Featuring pitch-perfect cases by acclaimed modern-day Sherlockians Leslie S. Klinger, Laurie R. King, Lyndsay Faye and Daniel Stashower; pastiches by literary luminaries both classic (P. G. Wodehouse, Dorothy B. Hughes, Kingsley Amis) and current (Anne Perry, Stephen King, Colin Dexter); and parodies by Conan Doyle’s contemporaries A. A. Milne, James M. Barrie, and O. Henry, not to mention genre-bending cases by science-fiction greats Poul Anderson and Michael Moorcock. No matter if your favorite Holmes is Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Robert Downey, Jr., or Benedict Cumberbatch, whether you are a lifelong fan or only recently acquainted with the Great Detective, readers of all ages are sure to enjoyThe Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories. Including - Over a century’s worth of cases, from Conan Doyle’s 1890s parodies of his own creation to Neil Gaiman’s “The Case of Death and Honey” (2011) - Appearances by those other great detectives Hercule Poirot and C. Auguste Dupin - 15 Edgar Award–winning authors and 5 Mystery Writers of America Grand Masters - Stories by Laurie R. King, Colin Dexter, Anthony Burgess, Anne Perry, Stephen King, P.G. Wodehouse, Kingsley Amis, and many, many more.

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Dust

Author: James Lovegrove

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1785653628

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4068


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 Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Devil's Promise

Author: David Stuart Davies

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1783292717

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6206


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?

Sherlock Holmes and a Hole in the Devil's Tail

Author: Viktor Messick

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 178705019X

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

View: 2082


Holmes and Watson have been handed the challenge of solving the London Tarot Killings. It is a shadowy episode equaling any dark conspiracy ever committed in the ancient city. Some fiend is brutally murdering random people in Lower Havering and pinning cards from the Italian deck on their faces. The string of murders seems to have some connection to the strange, unsolved slaying of the renowned solicitor Richard Corkright in his cozy, secure Merton office. At the request of the police, Holmes and his faithful chronicler begin an investigation. But unraveling the treacherous scheme of the sinister Tarot Master proves to be no simple task. As the two dauntless men pursue the case, they begin to piece together a vast plot stretching from London’s lofty perches of wealth and privilege all the way down to its seedy backstreets and byways. In the course of resolving this intricate mystery, the Great Detective and his devoted assistant will deal with ritual murder and remorse-driven suicide, confront shady characters both clever and dangerous, uncover dark secrets of affluent society, and face at every turn the violent wrath of a ruthless, diabolical genius.

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

Author: Christopher Husberg

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1785657038

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 834


The brand new adventure from the author of The Moonstone’s Curse, in which Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson travel to Paris to uncover a secret buried for over twenty years SECRETS AND LIES Sherlock Holmes’s latest case takes him to Paris in pursuit of Marguerite Hardy: a Frenchwoman who fled her London home in mysterious circumstances. Holmes discovers she left after receiving a mysterious letter, containing an obituary and the words “four for the devil”. Holmes’s investigations will take him and his cousin, Henry Vernier, into a world of seduction and betrayal – and lead them to uncover a secret buried for over twenty years.

The Adventure of the Devil's Foot

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Adventure of the Devil's Foot THE SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY Holmes' much-needed spa vacation in Cornwall is cut short when a bizarre case crops up, prompting the famed detective and his assistant Watson to get involved. Although the strange tragedy that befalls a local family is initially blamed upon the Devil himself, Holmes' clever sleuthing proves that the true perpetrator was all too human. The Adventure of the Devil's Foot THE SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery. The Adventure of the Devil's Foot THE SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. We havent used any OCR or photocopy to produce this book. The whole book has been typeset again to produce it without any errors or poor pictures and errant marks. The Adventure of the Devil's Foot THE SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY

The Devil’s Due (A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, Book 3)

Author: Bonnie MacBird

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008195099

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1817


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.