A Study in Scarlet (Book 1)
Body thought to be that of E.J. Drebber discovered last night in empty London house. No obvious cause of death. Address given as Cleveland Ohio. Any information would be appreciated.
After a mysterious murder leaves the police baffled, the world’s best amateur detective is asked to investigate. Along with his fellow lodger, Dr Watson, Sherlock Holmes sets about uncovering a quest for revenge that runs far deeper than anybody suspected.
The Sign of the Four (Book 2)
“Be at the third pillar from the left outside the Lyceum Theatre tonight at seven o’clock. You are a wronged woman and shall have justice. Do not bring police. If you do, all will be in vain.”
When Holmes is asked to look into a cryptic message received by Mary Morstan, neither he nor Watson expect to be drawn into a decades-old web of betrayal. Soon they’re conducting dangerous moonlit expeditions to uncover the meaning of the sign of the four, and resolve a long-buried crime.
The Blue Carbuncle (Book 3)
A valuable jewel known as the Blue Carbuncle was stolen from the jewel case of the Countess of Morcar yesterday.
A reward of £1000 has been offered by the countess for information leading to the stone’s return …
While the police work to trace the missing diamond, Holmes attempts to reunite a Christmas dinner and its owner. But when the detective comes across the jewel, Holmes and Watson find themselves in a race against time to save an innocent man’s life.
The Speckled Band (Book 4)
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Miss Julia Stoner of Stoke Moran. The cause of death remains unknown.
The mysterious noises last heard around the time of Julia’s death are back, and her sister Helen knows it is simply a matter of time before she suffers the same fate. There is a dark plot afoot and the only way to catch the culprit is to walk into a deadly trap …
The Red-Headed League(Book 5)
The Red-Headed League is looking for a new member to assist with minor tasks. The salary for this position will be four pounds a week. All red-headed men in good health and over the age of twenty-one will be considered.
After Jabez Wilson’s well-paid position with the Red-Headed League ends with no warning, he asks Holmes to find out why. What starts out as a straightforward investigation turns into a midnight stakeout as Holmes attempts to prevent a shocking crime.
The Reigate Squires (Book 6)
Keen to help his friend recover from a particularly stressful case, Watson arranges for them to visit a friend in the country. But after a robbery baffles the local police, Holmes is drawn into a web of lies, blackmail and murder. It’s up to him to identify the villains – if he survives the case, that is …
The Naval Treaty (Book 7)
Watson, Do you think you could bring your friend, Mr Sherlock Holmes, down to see me? My position at the Foreign Office seemed safe until this horrible disaster. I fear my career is ruined!
War becomes a real possibility after a top-secret document is stolen from the Foreign Office. But why has the thief waited ten weeks to sell the treaty? Holmes and Watson are plunged into a world of international diplomacy only to find that danger can come from unexpected quarters.
The Sussex Vampire (Book 8)
Sir – our client, Mr Robert Ferguson, has made an enquiry concerning vampires. Since we are an engineering firm, unfortunately the matter is not one upon which we can advise. Perhaps you can help.
Holmes and Watson take on their strangest case yet when a distraught husband comes to them desperate to understand his wife’s weird behaviour. He’s caught her sucking the blood of their baby son! But there’s no such thing as a vampire … is there?
The Veiled Lodger (Book 9)
Seven years ago a disturbing incident took place in the village of Abbas Parva. Mr Ronder, owner of Ronder’s Wild Animals Show, met his end after an escaped lion attacked him.
Holmes is confronted with an old mystery when he is summoned to visit a lady who refuses to show her face. A grisly crime committed seven years ago has had terrible consequences, and it is up to Holmes to save the veiled lodger from her own conscience.
The Three Students (Book 10)
Mr Holmes – I beg for your assistance. I cannot engage the police. If news of this dreadful scandal were to reach the public, the reputation of this university would be utterly destroyed.
A leisurely research trip turns into a race against time when Professor Soames comes to Holmes and Watson with a bizarre mystery. Three students are suspected of cheating – can Holmes solve the case in time for the examination to go ahead?
A Scandal in Bohemia (Book 11)
At quarter to eight o'clock tonight a gentleman will call. He would like to ask you about a very important matter. Do not think it odd if your visitor wears a mask.
When Sherlock Holmes is asked for help by a powerful yet dim king, it seems that he cannot refuse. But the detective has no idea that this case will bring him up against a woman just as clever, cunning and quick as he is. Has Holmes finally met his match?
The Copper Beeches (Book 12)
Mr Holmes – Please be at the Black Swan Hotel in Winchester at midday tomorrow. Do come! I am at my wits’ end.
Hunter,After a frightened Violet Hunter turns to Holmes and Watson for advice, the crime-fighting duo find themselves pulled into a dangerous mystery. For there’s far more than secrets hiding in the halls of The Copper Beeches.
The Six Napoleons (Book 13)
Kensington Outrage. Murder by Madman!
Both the experienced detective, Mr Lestrade, and consulting expert, Mr Sherlock Holmes, have concluded that this horrible series of events is the work of a madman, not a common criminal. No other explanation makes sense.
Someone is smashing Napoleon statues and the police have no idea why. Luckily, Holmes and Watson are on hand to help. Little do they know that these few small crimes will turn into one big adventure!
The Engineer's Thumb (Book 14)
Missing: Mr Jeremiah Hayling, aged 26, a hydraulic engineer. He left his house at ten o’clock at night on the 9th of this month, and has not been heard of since.
When Watson’s latest patient confronts him with a missing thumb and a horrifying story, he knows just where to turn. This is a case for Sherlock Holmes. But, can Holmes and Watson unravel this deadly mystery in time to catch the criminals?
Charles Augustus Milverton (Book 15)
Tell me, Watson, do you get a creeping feeling when you watch the snakes in the zoo? That's how I feel when I see Milverton. I've met more than fifty murderers in my life, but he is worse than all of them.
In the attempt to save a woman's marriage, Holmes is forced to come face-to-face with one of his worst enemies: Charles Augustus Milverton. This abominable villain is holding hostage the secrets of London's rich and powerful, and threatening to ruin the innocent Lady Eva. Can Holmes and Watson stop him before time runs out?
Silver Blaze (Book 16)
The police are no closer to solving the murder of trainer, John Straker. He was killed last Monday night, 22nd October. The famous racehorse Silver Blaze has been missing since the night of the attack.
The country's most famous racehorse has mysteriously disappeared and, what's worse, his trainer has been murdered! All eyes turn to Sherlock Holmes to unravel this strange mystery, find the murderer and return Silver Blaze to safety - all before the Wessex Cup race.
The Bruce-Partington Plans (Book 17)
I am at Goldini's Restaurant, Gloucester Road, Kensington. Please come at once. Bring a jemmy, a lantern, a chisel, and a weapon.
S.H.The secret plans for a submarine super-weapon have been stolen and it's up to Holmes to find them. But with the government, the military and even his own brother turning up the pressure, can the genius detective unravel the web of secrets, spies and cunning crimes before it's too late?
The Musgrave Ritual (Book 18)
Whose was it? His who is gone. Who shall have it? He who will come. Where was the sun? Over the oak. Where was the shadow? Under the elm.
It's time for Holmes to rewrite history. When asked by his old school friend to help track down a missing maid, the genius detective finds himself unravelling a centuries-old mystery, and discovering much more than he expected.
The Stockbroker's Clerk (Book 19)
I am perfectly willing to act as business manager to the Franco-Midland Hardware Company, Limited. - Mr. Hall Pycroft.
Hall Pycroft is a simple man, looking for a simple job. But working for the Pinner brothers is certainly not simple. When Pycroft finds himself caught in the middle of a troubling mystery, he turns to the only man he knows can solve it: Sherlock Holmes.
The Final Problem (Book 20)
This is not danger. It is definite destruction. Even with all your cleverness, you do not realize it. You must stand clear, Mr Holmes, or you will be trodden underfoot.
Holmes is facing a problem - a big one. He's on the tail of his most dangerous criminal to date, Professor Moriarty. But it seems that the professor is one step ahead. Can the detective unwind Moriarty's web of crime before it's too late? Or could this really be Holmes' last case?