Product Code: B2D4360
ISBN: 9781398813717Titles In This Set:
- A Study in Scarlet
- The Speckled Band
- The Reigate Squires
- The Red Headed League
- The Blue Carbuncle
- The Valley of Fear
- The Musgrave Ritual
- A Scandal in Bohemia
- The Sign of Four
- The Hound of the Baskervilles
- The Naval Treaty
- Silver Blaze
- The Final Problem
- The Empty House
- The Dancing Men
- The Six Napoleons
This thrilling collection brings 16 adventures of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous detective to life, adapted by award-winning children's fiction author Alex Woolf. Told with wit and panache, the cleverly reworked text retains many of the original turns of phrase, while simplifying and clarifying the language and plots to make stories accessible to children.
A Study in Scarlet
A wealthy man has been murdered in the strangest circumstances. A woman's wedding ring has been found with the body and the word "RACHE" has been scrawled in red on a nearby wall. Is this mystery too baffling for even the brilliant Sherlock Holmes?
The Speckled Band
Before Julia Stoner died, she heard a strange whistle. Now her sister Helen has started to hear the same sound. Can our celebrated sleuth solve the mystery before Helen suffers the same fate as her sister? The game is afoot!
The Reigate Squires
A coach driver has been murdered ... and it looks like the killer is going to get away with their terrible crime. The only clue is a torn piece of paper in the victim's hand, with a few words written on it. With the help of this single tiny clue, can our legendary sleuth unravel the mystery?
The Red Headed League
What is the mysterious Red-Headed League and why is it giving jobs to people with red hair? Sherlock Holmes senses a major crime may be in the offing! Set off with the legendary sleuth as he races against the clock to catch the cunning criminals behind this latest plot.
The Blue Carbuncle
When the Countess of Morcar's priceless blue jewel is stolen, a former thief is charged with the crime, but is he really guilty? Never fear: Sherlock Holmes is on the case, and the truth will out!
The Valley of Fear
Sherlock is on the trail of a murderer. As he investigates the death of country gentleman John Douglas, he begins to piece together some unusual clues: muddy bootprints, a tattoo, and something called "The Valley of Fear." Can Holmes put these together in time to solve the mystery?
The Musgrave Ritual
Reginald Musgrave is baffled by the disappearance of his butler and maid. Where did they go and does it have anything to do with the mysterious, ancient "Musgrave Ritual?" Only one man may be able to solve the mystery: Reginald's crime-fighting friend, Sherlock Holmes.
A Scandal in Bohemia
The King of Bohemia wishes to marry ... but before he can do so, he needs Sherlock's help! Can the sleuth retrieve an embarrassing photograph of the royal, before a scandal erupts and the king is forced to cancel his wedding plans?
The Sign of Four
Captain Arthur Morstan has vanished. Where is he, and does his disappearance have anything to do with the six pearls sent to his daughter Mary? Our crime-fighting sleuth decides to investigate
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Baskerville family of Dartmoor live under an appalling curse. They are haunted by a monstrous hound that has sent many of them to an early grave. Can our legendary sleuth save Sir Henry Baskerville before the hound strikes again?
The Naval Treaty
An unknown thief steals an important naval treaty from the office of a government clerk. Who stole it and how did they do it? Will the treaty ever be recovered? This sounds like a case for England's most brilliant sleuth!
The famous race horse Silver Blaze has disappeared, and the horse's trainer, John Straker, has been murdered. The great detective travels to Dartmoor to investigate. Can he discover who killed Straker and track down Silver Blaze ... before it's too late?
The Final Problem
Has our crime-fighting hero finally met his match? The evil Professor Moriarty seems able to guess his every move. As Holmes closes in on his arch-enemy, the two prepare to meet in a final confrontation. Who is going to win?
The Empty House
The whole of London is shocked and baffled by the murder of Ronald Adair. It seems like an impossible crime! Can our sensational sleuth solve the mystery of how Adair was killed before the murderer strikes again?
The Dancing Men
Hilton Cubitt is worried. Drawings of "dancing men" keep appearing around his house and they're frightening his wife, who seems to know what they mean. Can our brilliant hero solve the mystery of these drawings before disaster strikes?
The Six Napoleons
Someone keeps breaking into shops and houses and smashing statuettes of the French general and statesman, Napoleon. Why? The police are baffled, so they call in the one man who can solve the mystery: London's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes.