Synopses & Reviews
When Dr. Watson ends up renting rooms in Baker Street with the eccentric Sherlock Holmes, he finds that he has let himself in for a great deal more than he imagined. He is called upon to help the budding detective solve a perplexing mystery, involving a dead body found in a locked room. Although the body shows no signs of having been attacked Holmes is convinced that a murder has been committed. As Watson looks on, he uses his exceptional powers of deduction to unravel a case that involves both kidnapping and thwarted love.
"A wonderful Sherlock Holmes story from its sparkling first pages, through its vivid painting of darkest Dartmoor, its undertones of fear of the mind's depths, and on to the triumph of the rational." —The Times
"Holmes is probably the only literary creation since the creations of Dickens which has really passed into the life and language of the people." —G. K. Chesterton
The first of the Sherlock Holmes stories, this was also the first of Conan Doyle's books to be published. In this fascinating and exciting tale, the two towering creations of detective fiction--Holmes, the master of the science of detection, and Watson, his faithful companion--make their auspicious debut. The two detectives are immediately in fine form as Holmes plucks the solution to the mystery from the heart of Victorian London.
In the first of Sherlock Holmes adventures, Dr. Watson ends up renting rooms in Baker Street with the eccentric Holmes and finds himself called upon to help the budding detective solve a perplexing mystery involving a dead body showing no sign of having been attacked found in a locked room. Holmes is convinced a murder has been committed.
About the Author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (18591930) produced more than 30 books, 150 short stories, poems, plays, and essays across a wide range of genres. His most famous creation is the detective Sherlock Holmes, who he introduced in his first novel A Study in Scarlet. Mark Billingham is the author of Lazybones and Sleepyhead.