His Last Bow: Some Later Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

By Arthur Conan Doyle

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Eight astonishing Sherlock Holmes tales, together with his dramatic ultimate adventure.

Years have handed on account that he tangled with Irene Adler and Professor Moriarty, on the grounds that he solved the mysteries of the Red-Headed League and the Hound of the Baskervilles, yet even in retirement Sherlock Holmes continues to be as sharp witted and inimitable as ever. great point, simply because England wishes him and his unswerving buddy Dr. Watson now greater than ever. at the eve of global struggle I, German brokers have infiltrated the British army; an important nation secrets and techniques are inside their take hold of. merely Holmes and Watson can foil the Kaiser’s spies and rescue the kingdom from a destiny too lousy to imagine.

In addition to the name story—one of literature’s such a lot exciting swan songs—this assortment contains “The event of Wisteria Lodge,” “The event of the card Box,” “The experience of the Devil’s Foot,” and 4 different attractive mysteries showcasing Arthur Conan Doyle and his most famed construction on the peak in their extraordinary powers.

This e-book includes a new advent through Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to make sure accuracy and clarity on all units.

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Eight mind-blowing Sherlock Holmes tales, together with his dramatic ultimate adventure.

Years have handed when you consider that he tangled with Irene Adler and Professor Moriarty, due to the fact that he solved the mysteries of the Red-Headed League and the Hound of the Baskervilles, yet even in retirement Sherlock Holmes continues to be as sharp witted and inimitable as ever. great thing, simply because England wishes him and his dependable good friend Dr. Watson now greater than ever. at the eve of worldwide battle I, German brokers have infiltrated the British army; an important country secrets and techniques are inside their clutch. purely Holmes and Watson can foil the Kaiser’s spies and rescue the country from a destiny too lousy to imagine.

In addition to the identify story—one of literature’s so much exciting swan songs—this assortment comprises “The event of Wisteria Lodge,” “The experience of the card Box,” “The experience of the Devil’s Foot,” and 4 different alluring mysteries showcasing Arthur Conan Doyle and his most famed construction on the top in their outstanding powers.

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50) and densely researched (the author gave up his law practice to write it), Wallace’s epic story of Ben Hur – Prince of Judea, galley slave, chariot jockey, and, finally, Christian disciple – was slow to take off. But, boosted by Sunday-school commendation, sales had reached the million mark when in 1913, Harper’s sold a further one million copies, at one go, to the department store Sears, Roebuck – the biggest ever single order for a work of fiction. The spectacular film version of 1925, starring Ramon Novarro, led to another boom in Ben Hur’s sales, as did the Charlton Heston (Gore Vidal-scripted) 1959 movie.

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