His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

★★★★

Pages: 243   Price: £7.00   Published: 1917   Genre: Classic, Detective, Short Stories

Blurb:

“Sherlock Holmes’s fearless chronicler Dr Watson once again opens his notebook to bring to light eight further tales of some of the strangest and most fascinating cases to come before the enquiring mind of London’s most famous detective. These mysteries involve the disappearance of secret plans as well as of a lady of noble standing; the curious circumstances of Wisteria Lodge and of the Devil’s foot; as well as the story ‘His Last Bow’, the last outing of Holmes and Watson on the eve of the First World War.”
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The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

★★★★

Pages: 187   Price: £9.00   Published: 1902   Genre: Classic, Detective, Short Story, Mystery

Blurb:

“‘He said that there were no traces upon the ground round the body. He did not observe any. But I did – some little distance off, but fresh and clear’ ‘Footprints?’ ‘Footprints’ ‘A man’s or a woman’s?’ Dr. Mortimer looked strangely at us for an instant, and his voice shrank almost to a whisper as he answered. ‘Mr. Holmes, they were footprints of a gigantic hound!'” Continue reading “The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle”

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

★★★★★

Pages: 267   Price: £8.00   Published: 1936 by Harper Collins
Genre: Mystery, Classic, Detective

Blurb:

“Murder is a very simple crime. But at the hands of a maniac, a serial killer, it becomes a very complicated business. With the whole country in a state of panic, the killer is growing more confident with each successive execution – Mrs Ascher in Andover, Betty Barnard in Bexhill, Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston… But laying a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just be his first mistake,” Continue reading “The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie”

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

★★★★★

Pages: 274   Price: £8.00   Published: 1934 by Harper Collins
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Detective, Classic

Blurb:

“Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. A passenger lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated by the storm and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the prime suspects from a scornful and impatient array of foreign passengers before the murderer decides to strike again” Continue reading “Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie”

The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

★★★★★

Pages: 384   Price: £8.00   Published: 1892 by Penguin
Genre: Classic, Detective, Mystery, Short Stories

Blurb:
“Out of his smoke-filled rooms in Baker Street stalks a figure to cause the criminal classes to quake in their boots and rush from their dens of inequity … The twelve mysteries gathered in this first collection of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson’s adventures reveal the brilliant consulting detective at the height of his powers. Problems involving a man with a twisted lip, a fabulous blue carbuncle and five orange pips tax Sherlock Holmes’ intellect alongside some of his most famous cases, including A Scandal in Bohemia and The Red-Headed League” Continue reading “The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle”