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

By Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Years have handed due to the fact that he tangled with Irene Adler and Professor Moriarty, when you consider 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 unswerving pal Dr. Watson now greater than ever. at the eve of worldwide conflict I, German brokers have infiltrated the British army; an important country secrets and techniques are inside their seize. basically 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 event of the Devil’s Foot,” and 4 different appealing mysteries showcasing Arthur Conan Doyle and his most famed production on the top in their amazing powers.

This publication incorporates a new creation by way of Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to make sure accuracy and clarity on all units.

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