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A young engineer is charged with transporting secret documents across the English channel - but criminal elements are on his trail and things soon start to go wrong.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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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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A job advert with a bizarre set of requirements leads a young entomologist off on a mysterious adventure.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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In this homage to Poe, two rival scholars are brought together when one discovers an important early Christian burial ground.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A trip to the country, supposedly for a rest, lead Holmes into a mystery involving an apparently random burglary and the murder of a coachman.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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The first case Holmes ever solved - while at university, he helps out a friend who's father is dying of nervousness following a visit from an ex-shipmate who seems to hold some power over him.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Holmes helps a banker from whom some expensive gems, taken as security on a loan to an important client, have been stolen.
- Length: 28 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A magistrate is visited by a doctor who hides a dark secret behind his penetrating pale blue eyes.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Holmes reveals the existence of a single organiser behind half the crime in London - an evil genius named Professor Moriarty - and soon finds himself in mortal danger.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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After accepting a post as a music teacher at a country house, a woman begins to worry when she is followed by a mysterious stranger on her weekly cycle trips down a usually deserted road.
- Length: 20 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
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
The last crime of the notorious thief Flambeau was a Christmas crime, a cheery, cosy, English middle-class crime.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
A man is certain his friends are about to play a practical joke on him ...
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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
A magistrate is visited by a doctor who hides a dark secret behind his penetrating pale blue eyes.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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