The Adventure of the Six Napoleons
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As Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1904 story, The Adventure of the Six Napoleons, opens, Sherlock Holmes is relaxing comfortably in his study when a police inspector comes knocking on his door. Apparently, as the bewildered inspector describes, a criminal is carrying out a very strange spree. Someone has been breaking in to shops and homes and smashing plaster busts of Napoleon Bonaparte to pieces. Citizens are disturbed and the police have no clue what might be happening. Who could the wacky criminal be and what might be the motive for such an odd crime? Only Sherlock Holmes will be able to solve a mystery that leaves all of Scotland Yard scratching their heads.
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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 no very unusual thing for Mr. Lestrade, of Scotland Yard, to look in upon us of an evening, and his visits were welcome to Sherlock Holmes, for they enabled him to keep in touch with all that was going on at the police headquarters. In return for the news which Lestrade would bring, Holmes ...Back to top
Reviewed by solarchakra on Feb 10, 2009
Conan Doyle is a bit predictable, but it was good.
Reviewed by FredMP on Nov 11, 2008
It's really interesting.
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