Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes (Stepping Stone Book Classics)

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What is the secret of a goose that swallowed a priceless blue gem? How is a woman killed when she is alone in a locked room? Why does a mysterious club only include people with red hair? These puzzles are all solved by the greatest detective the world has ever known in" Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes." Adapted from three of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tales of suspense ( "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," "The Adventure of the Speckled Band, " and "The Red Headed League") these thrilling mysteries are made accessible to young readers in this fabulous easy to read edition.

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"Three of the Sherlock Holmes tales, 'The Speckled Band,' 'The Red-Headed League,' and 'The Blue Carbuncle,' convey an impression of the great man's methods and the diversity of his interests in a brisk and businesslike style."--School Library Journal.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe’s detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world’s best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed. Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur—he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War—became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

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