Category Archives: Short Stories

The Sherlock Holmes Stories of Edward D Hoch

Sherlock Holmes – you might have heard of him – and you’ve probably seen that there are one or two or thousands of tales of the great sleuth written since Doyle put his pen down for the final time. I’ve … Continue reading

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Sherlockian Shorts – The Adventure of the Six Napoleons

First published 1904, The Adventure of the Six Napoleons is the eighth story in the third collection of short stories, The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

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The Eldamunde Cunningham Mysteries by J Conrad Beech

London in the 1890s. Mrs Hazel Bright, widow, receives a suggestion that she takes rooms at 14, Ryegate Mews, above a bookshop, with one Eldamunde Cunningham. Expecting a doddering old spinster, she instead finds a young woman with an interest … Continue reading

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Six Impossible Things – Dr Sam Hawthorne stories 28-33 – Edward D Hoch

Edward D Hoch, in case you’re not aware, was a prolific writer of short stories – specifically mystery stories – specifically whodunit mystery stories. In the space of twelve pages, he would create a whole world with a number of … Continue reading

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Sherlockian Shorts – His Last Bow

First published in 1917, His Last Bow is the final Sherlock Holmes story to appear in The Strand Magazine, and is the final story in the collection of the same title. What’s It About? Van Bork, a German agent working … Continue reading

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Sherlockian Shorts – The Adventure of the Abbey Grange

First published 1904, The Adventure of the Abbey Grange is the twelfth story in the third collection of short stories, The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

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Sherlockian Shorts – The Adventure of the Retired Colourman

First published 1926, The Adventure of the Retired Colourman is the tenth story in the final collection of short stories, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.

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Sherlockian Shorts – The Reigate Puzzle

First published 1897, The Reigate Puzzle aka The Problem of the Reigate Squire/ Squires/Puzzle the seventh story in the second collection of short stories, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

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Sherlockian Shorts – The Problem of Thor Bridge

First published 1922 in The Strand Magazine, The Problem of Thor Bridge is the second story in the final collection of short stories, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.

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Sherlockian Shorts – The Adventure of the Illustrious Client

First published 1924, The Adventure of the Illustrious Client is the sixth story in the final collection of The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.

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