A Study in Scarlet
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 1995
The first published story involving the legendary Sherlock Holmes, arguably the world's best-known detective, and the first narrative by Holmes's Boswell, the unassuming Dr. Watson, a military surgeon lately returned from the Afghan War. Watson needs a flat-mate and a diversion. Holmes needs a foil. And thus a great literary collaboration begins.
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by Arthur Conan Doyle - Doubleday, Page & Company
Doyle documents the atrocities committed in the Congo Free State, the personal possession of Leopold II of Belgium. Thousands of native Africans were forced to labor on rubber plantations for the benefit of their colonial overlords.
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The six stories that comprise His Last Bow seem darker and more disturbing than Conan Doyle's previous Sherlock Holmes works. Unlike earlier Sherlockian tales, five of these stories are reminiscences written after Holmes's retirement.
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Project Gutenberg
Easy-to-read Sherlock Holmes stories. Numerous mysteries are brought to the house on Baker Street where detective Sherlock Holmes resides. No case is too tricky for the world's most famous sleuth and his incredible powers of deduction.
by Arthur Conan Doyle - J. B. Lippincott company
A group of European tourists are enjoying their trip to Egypt in the year 1895. They are attacked and abducted by a marauding band of Dervish warriors. The novel contains a strong defence of British Imperialism and the Imperial project in Africa.