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The Adventure of the Abbey Grange: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
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The Adventure of the Abbey Grange: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

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The story of the bungled burglary and murder was very precise. It seemed all too clear from the evidence. But the Great Detective just isn’t at ease with the conclusion. The charms of the young woman almost put him off the track, but not for long.
Release dateJan 1, 2009
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a British author and physician best known for his creation of the characters of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, penning four novels and fifty-six short stories about the crime-fighting duo. Born in 1859 in Edinburgh, Doyle was the son of a confirmed alcoholic and his family was often scattered among different houses as young Arthur grew up. Thankfully, Doyle had rich uncles to support him and he was given a fine education and, after receiving his medical degree, he was hired on as a ship's surgeon aboard the SS Mayumba. Returning to England, he set up a medical practice and continued to study various subjects including botany, ophthalmology and?fiction writing. He penned a number of short stories during this time and, after his medical practice failed, Doyle had even more free time to write. In 1886, Doyle created the characters of Holmes and Watson for the short story A Study in Scarlet. His new hero proved to be enormously successful and he began publishing Holmes stories in The Strand magazine on a regular basis. Doyle soon tired of Holmes, however, and he famously killed off Holmes and his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty by having them both plunge to their deaths off the Reichenbach Falls. Holmes fans across the world were devastated by the loss of their favorite detective and pestered Doyle to return to Baker Street and create more stories. Doyle finally relented, writing The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901 and, in 1903, resuming the Holmes series of short stories with The Adventure of the Empty House, in which it is revealed that only Moriarty was actually killed at the Falls. He would continue to write Holmes and Watson stories until the late 1920's. Apart from the Holmes fiction, Doyle was enormously prolific as a writer, penning an entire science fiction series about Professor Challenger as well as plays, romances, historical novels, poetry and non-fiction as well. Doyle died of a heart attack at the age of 71 on July 17, 1930 in Sussex.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Watson, are summoned to Abbey Grange by a Scotland Yard detective who is troubled by the circumstances of a murder. Lady Bracknell had been found tied to a chair while a gang of three stole the silver and murdered her husband. It all seems straightforward, and yet it doesn’t sit quite right with Sherlock Holmes. His minute attention to detail suggests there is more to the story.This story reveals a softer side of Sherlock Holmes. The victim was one of those people who “just needed killing”, and as a private citizen, Holmes doesn’t feel morally obligated to correct Scotland Yard’s mistaken theory of the crime, which would lead their investigation to a dead end.