The Adventure of the Abbey Grange
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A short story written by that master of mystery, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Abbey Grange features the inimitable detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick Doctor Watson. Published in 1904, this tale has all the makings of a great sleuth story: a villainous murdered husband, an apparent burglary, a young unhappy wife, and a gallant and vengeful lover. Investigating the murder of Sir Brackenstall, however, Holmes realizes that things are not as they seem. His examination of the evidence soon reveals the truth, and Holmes confronts the real murderer and plays both judge and jury to dispense justice. This fast-paced story is detective fiction at its very best.
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A doctor by profession, Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) began writing short stories as a young medical student. After setting up his first practice, he took up writing again when business was slow. It was his second foray into literature, in 1887, that brought about the debut of Doyle's beloved character Sherlock Holmes. More successful as an author than a physician, Doyle went on to write many short stories and novels featuring Sherlock Holmes. Among some of Doyle's most famous works are A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, and The Hound of the Baskervilles.Back to top
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It was on a bitterly cold and frosty morning, towards the end of the winter of '97, that I was awakened by a tugging at my shoulder. It was Holmes. The candle in his hand shone upon his eager, stooping face, and told me at a glance that something was amiss.
"Come, Watson, come!" he cried. "The ...
Reviewed by CleanMan on Jan 28, 2011
The usual fascinating fare from Conan Doyle. What I found most interesting abou this story was the way it was dealt with without the aid or knowledge of the regular police force or the judiciary - discovery, capture and sentencing all done by Holmes himself. The denouement revealed an interesting side of Holmes' character.
Reviewed by xuongrongcat121 on Sep 25, 2008
I am interested in this book. It's very good book!
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