The Adventure of the Empty House
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As Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1903 story The Adventure of the Empty House opens, the year is 1894. A shocking and bizarre murder has taken place, but Sherlock Holmes, the greatest detective in Britian, has been dead for years. Or so everyone thinks. When a high-ranking gentleman’s son is murdered in cold blood, Watson, Holmes’s former sidekick, is drawn to investigate the crime scene. He takes some notes, but nothing seems the same without his brilliant partner. Watson goes back to his study to contemplate the murder when, all of a sudden, a mysterious stranger enters the room. Suddenly, the stranger removes his disguise and, to Watson’s astonishment, reveals himself to be none other than Sherlock Holmes! How in the world did Holmes survive his last deadly encounter with the dastardly Professor Moriarty? Where has he been for the past several years? Will Holmes and Watson be able to solve the mysterious murder and catch the dangerous criminal still at large? These burning questions are answered in the course of this amazing tale, which has delighted Sherlock Holmes fans all over the world for over a century.
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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 in the spring of the year 1894 that all London was interested, and the fashionable world dismayed, by the murder of the Honourable Ronald Adair under most unusual and inexplicable circumstances. The public has already learned those particulars of the crime which came out in the police ...Back to top
Reviewed by parulseth5388 on Jan 2, 2010
okay type fiction
its was not too exciting as expected...but still good to read
Reviewed by zao0206 on Oct 8, 2008
Thankfully, it wasnt to long or I probably wouldnt have finished it. The beginning was slow but it did have some good parts.
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