detective stories

Sherlock Holmes & associates

The Mystery Of Marie Roget

There are few persons, even among the calmest thinkers, who have not occasionally been startled into a vague yet thrilling half-credence in the supernatural, by coincidences of so seemingly marvellous a character that, as mere coincidences, the intellect has been…

The Five Orange Pips

When I glance over my notes and records of the Sherlock Holmes cases between the years ’82 and ’90, I am faced by so many which present strange and interesting features that it is no easy matter to know which…

The Red-headed League

I had called upon my friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, one day in the autumn of last year and found him in deep conversation with a very stout, florid-faced, elderly gentleman with fiery red hair. With an apology for my intrusion,…

The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

"To the man who loves art for its own sake," re­marked Sher­lock Holmes, toss­ing aside the ad­vert­ise­ment sheet of the Daily Tele­graph, "it is fre­quently in its least im­port­ant and lowli­est mani­fest­a­tions that the keen­est pleas­ure is to be de­rived.…

The Man with the Twisted Lip

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Isa Whit­ney, broth­er of the late Eli­as Whit­ney, D.D., Prin­cip­al of the Theo­lo­gic­al Col­lege of St. George’s, was much ad­dicted to opi­um. The habit grew upon him, as I un­der­stand, from some fool­ish freak when he was at col­lege; for…