Sherlock Holmes – The Pearl of Death and Other Early Stories
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Ten All New Early Holmes/Watson Adventures Discovered. Recently, a stash of unpublished stories, written by Doctor John Watson, assistant to the legendary Consulting Detective, Sherlock Holmes, were discovered – hidden within the secret corners and shadows of the famous flat at 221b Baker Street.Collected together for the first time by author, GC Rosenquist, the ten newly unearthed stories detail the very earliest years of the Holmes/Watson partnership and shed a very different, personal and surprising light on their familiar relationship.In The Pearl of Death, Holmes and Watson are asked by Scotland Yard to recover a stolen, priceless, giant, cursed pearl – and nearly die while doing so.Mrs Watson’s Gold Locket presents a rare mystery that Holmes fails to solve.In the Mystery of the Nameless Man, a traveler with amnesia enlists Holmes’ aid in finding out who he is, where he came from and why he’s in London.Lure of the Rhinoceros Head pits Holmes against an adversary he’ll never be able to catch.The epic Case of the Marble Ghostpresents Holmes with a mystery so baffling he nearly brings himself and Scotland Yard to ruin trying to solve it.Holmes, Watson and Mycroft, Holmes’ older brother, interview the famous French adventure writer, Jules Verne, in The Predictability Problem. What they learn about the impending future of the British Empire rattles them to their cores. In Bane of the Black Brigand, Mrs Hudson is caught in her kitchen holding a bloody knife while standing over the murdered corpse of a strange copper-haired man. The Late Constable Avery shows how Holmes cleverly solves the murder of a constable’s wife simply by using his immense powers of logic, observation and deduction. A Most Irregular Murder details Holmes’ very personal investigation concerning the murder of one of his Baker Street Irregulars.And finally, in The Adventure of the Underworld Assassin, Holmes’ detecting skills are tested to their limits as he tries to stop an assassin from destroying the British Government.
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