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Category Archives: Short Stories
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.