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Suzanne stays at the bedside of her dying sister, who she has lived with her whole life.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A man is told by a palm reader that he will commit a murder. A satirical crime story that cleverly reverses the conventions of the genre.
- Length: 33 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A man arrives at Dr Watson's house with a severed thumb - an injury which apparently occurred in the most unusual circumstances.
- Length: 23 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A young Lady employs Holmes to negotiate with London's most notorious blackmailer.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Holmes goes in search of a missing man, last seen, by his wife, looking agitated in the second floor window above a seedy opium den.
- Length: 26 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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The famous lexical semanticist Professor Edgar Nettleston had been found dead, a gunshot wound to the head.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A young clerk lands what appears to be an ideal job - but soon begins to suspect he may be part of an elaborate trick.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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When Mr. Charles McCarthy is shot in a wood near Boscombe Pool, all (circumstantial) evidence appears to point at his son. But Holmes has doubts.
- Length: 25 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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The headmaster of an exclusive boarding school persuades Holmes to track down the abducted son of a wealthy duke.
- Length: 35 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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An interpreter seeks Holmes' advice after being abducted and forced to translate a conversation with a bound and gagged man. A story that also involves Sherlock's even more observant brother, Mycroft Holmes.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Outwardly Seth didn’t react as he watched Mrs. Hatfield misplay the four spade contract, but inwardly he groaned. True, she made it, but most of the other pairs would make it with an overtrick.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
If I can just keep walking, I can burn off some of this nervous energy. I need to walk until I’m exhausted, until I can convince myself that this rapid, stuttering heartbeat of mine is the result of exercise.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
“It’s all going to be just fine,” she said. “We’re going home soon, I promise.”
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
He steals with swift, simple hands in the yellow Roman sun. The crowds are bulging, swollen, and he bobs amongst them as silent as a jellyfish.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
The famous lexical semanticist Professor Edgar Nettleston had been found dead, a gunshot wound to the head.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Hot on the trail of master criminal Flambeau, the head of the Paris police arrives in London, where he begins to notice small things out of place.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
A decapitated body is found during a dinner party at the house of the Chief of the Paris Police, in the walled garden. Father Brown is a guest ...
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
Threatening notes are sent to a brilliant inventor, apparently from a former rival for the affections of a young lady.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
Confined to a room in an exclusive club during an important dinner, Father Brown notices some unusual sounding footsteps.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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