is the fourth and final novel featuring Sherlock
Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
After decoding a cipher warning from
Moriarty's organization for "Douglas" in
"Birlstone", Holmes arrives to discover that a corpse is already there.
Includes article on the history of the novel, the writer and the inspirations for the character. Gift Edition includes a section for a personal inscription.
About the Author
A prolific author of books, short stories, poetry, and more, the Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for the creation of one of literature’s most vivid and enduring characters: Sherlock Holmes. Through detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction, Holmes and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step into the swirling fog of Victorian London to rescue the innocent, confound the guilty, and solve the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.
Date of Birth:May 22, 1859
Date of Death:July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885