The adventures of sherlock holmes Author:A. Conan Doyle The twelve cases which make up The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes take place between the years 1883 and 1890. We are plunged into international intrigue in A Scandal in Bohemia; encounter the motive for a bizarre hoax in The Red-Headed League; uncover a shameful deceit in A Case of Identity; meet murder in The Boscombe Valley Mystery; struggle wi... more »th a sinister secret society in The Five Orange Pips, and are confronted with an uncanny disappearance in The Man with the Twisted Lip. No less baffling and enchanting are the mysteries and human problems revealed in The Adventures of The Blue Carbuncle, The Speckled Band, The Engineer's Thumb, The Noble Bachelor, The Beryl Coronet, and The Copper Beeches.
The young person who first met Sherlock Holmes at the time The Adventures were first published was reading stories of his own time. Today, young and old will be caught up in this re-creation of Victorian England, where the breathless pursuit of a criminal was carried on at a canter in a hansom cab, and a master detective solved his cases with fascinating deductions, rather than with a hail of bullets. But whether this is a first encounter or another rereading of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, you will find delight in the artful deductions of the master detective.« less