Description : Presenting 12 tales starring the legendary British detective Sherlock Holmes, this 1892 book is Arthur Conan Doyle's first short-story collection. The mystery compilation includes some of Holmes's finest cases with his dutiful sidekick, Doctor Watson, most notably "A Scandal in Bohemia," in which Holmes matches wits with the crafty former lover of a European king. Also featured is "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League," a study in misdirection that unfolds to become a much larger scheme. The stories, initially published in the Strand Magazine, are essential reading for Holmes fans.
Description : Join Baker Street’s legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick John Watson in a thrilling conspiracy-filled adventure across Ireland On the eve of the Queen’s state visit to Ireland, Sherlock Holmes receives an unusual visit from Sir Richard Waltham, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Home Office. Soon he and Watson are steaming for the shores of Queenstown in Dublin, charged with exposing an audacious conspiracy to shake the very foundations of the Empire. ‘I’d better start packing, Holmes. What do you suggest I take?’ ‘Stout travelling clothes and boots, heavy overcoats and oilskins, fishing tackle for sea-fishing as well as our trout rods, evening dress, and I think, perhaps, Watson, your old service revolver.’ The game is afoot … The Dillon Place Mystery is a brilliant new Sherlock Holmes adventure, set for the first time in Ireland, from the pen of critically acclaimed filmmaker and photographer George Morrison, for whom the reading and writing of Holmes has been a lifelong passion. George Morrison is one of Ireland’s most distinguished filmmakers and photographic restorers. Now in his nineties, he was born in Tramore, Co. Waterford, and is best known for his films Mise Éire (1959) and Saoirse? (1961). He has also made many documentaries and produced a number of important photographic books on modern Irish history, including The Irish Civil War with Tim Pat Coogan. His wife was the legendary Irish Times cookery writer Theodora FitzGibbon.
Description : Step-by-Step, Full-Color Graphics! Take advantage of your computer's features and tools right away--the QuickSteps way. Color photos and screenshots with clear instructions make it easy to accomplish everything you want to do. Follow along and quickly learn how to navigate the Windows operating system; get online; use core programs such as Word, Excel, and Quicken; and secure your computer. Fun activities, such as genealogy, photo editing and management, social networking, and online dating are covered, plus you'll get tips for enjoying music, ebooks, and videos. Written by seniors for seniors, this practical, fast-paced guide helps you get the most out of your computer. The unique, oblong layout of the QuickSteps series mimics your computer screen, displays graphics and explanations side by side, and lays flat so you can easily refer to the book while working on your computer. Use these handy guideposts: Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasks Personal insights from other seniors Need-to-know facts in concise narrative Helpful reminders or alternative ways of doing things Bonus information related to the topic being covered Errors and pitfalls to avoid
Description : Retold in graphic novel form, Sherlock Holmes investigates what appears to be a murder committed during a burglary. Includes a section explaining Holmes's reasoning and the clues he used to solve the mystery.
Description : Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's name is recognized the world over, for decades the man himself has been overshadowed by his better understood creation, Sherlock Holmes, who has become one of literature's most enduring characters. Based on thousands of previously unavailable documents, Andrew Lycett, author of the critically acclaimed biography Dylan Thomas, offers the first definitive biography of the baffling Conan Doyle, finally making sense of a long-standing mystery: how the scientifically minded creator of the world's most rational detective himself succumbed to an avid belief in spiritualism, including communication with the dead. Conan Doyle was a man of many contradictions. Always romantic, energetic, idealistic and upstanding, he could also be selfish and fool-hardy. Lycett assembles the many threads of Conan Doyle's life, including the lasting impact of his domineering mother and his wayward, alcoholic father; his affair with a younger woman while his wife lay dying; and his nearly fanatical pursuit of scientific data to prove and explain various supernatural phenomena. Lycett reveals the evolution of Conan Doyle's nature and ideas against the backdrop of his intense personal life, wider society and the intellectual ferment of his age. In response to the dramatic scientific and social transformations at the turn of the century, he rejected traditional religious faith in favor of psychics and séances -- and in this way he embodied all of his late-Victorian, early-Edwardian era's ambivalence about the advance of science and the decline of religion. The first biographer to gain access to Conan Doyle's newly released personal archive -- which includes correspondence, diaries, original manuscripts and more -- Lycett combines assiduous research with penetrating insight to offer the most comprehensive, lucid and sympathetic portrait yet of Conan Doyle's personal journey from student to doctor, from world-famous author to ardent spiritualist.
Description : When Buck Schatz, senior citizen and retired Memphis cop, learns that an old adversary may have escaped Germany with a fortune in stolen gold, Buck decides to hunt down the fugitive and claim the loot. But a lot of people want a piece of the stolen treasure, and Buck's investigation quickly attracts unfriendly attention from a very motley (and murderous) crew in Daniel Friedman's Don't Ever Get Old, nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel.
Description : This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Sony Reader and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, chronologically and by category, making it easier to access individual books, stories and poems. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography. Table of Contents: Arthur Conan Doyle Biography List of Works Included in this Collection Bibliography by year The Complete Collection of Sherlock Holmes A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Hound of the Baskervilles The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Valley of Fear His Last Bow The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes The Napoleonic Tales The Great Shadow The Crime of The Brigadier The Slapping Sal The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Uncle Bernac The Adventures of Gerard The Professor Challenger Works The Lost World The Poison Belt The Land of Mist The Disintegration Machine When the World Screamed Other Novels Beyond the City A Desert Drama: Being the Tragedy of the Korosko The Doings of Raffles Haw A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus The Firm of Girdlestone Micah Clarke The Mystery of Cloomber The Parasite The Refugees Rodney Stone Sir Nigel The Stark Munro Letters The White Company Other Short Stories and Collections The Cabman's Story The Captain of The Polestar And Other Tales: The Captain of The Pole-star F. Habakuk Jephson's Statement The Great Keinplatz Experiment ...and more Danger! And Other Stories: Danger! One Crowded Hour A Point of View The Fall of Lord Barrymore ...and more The Green Flag And Other Stories of War And Sport: The Green Flag Captain Sharkey The Croxley Master The Lord of Chateau Noir The Striped Chest ...and more The Last Galley. Tales and Impressions: The Last Galley The Contest Through The Veil An Iconoclast ...and more My Friend the Murderer The Mystery of Sasassa Valley Round the Red Lamp: Behind The Times His First Operation A Straggler of '15 The Third Generation A False Start ...and more Tales of Terror: The Horror of the Heights The Leather Funnel The New Catacomb The Case of Lady Sannox The Terror of Blue John Gap The Brazilian Cat Tales of Mystery: The Lost Special The Beetle-Hunter ...and more Poetry Songs of Action (28 Songs) Songs of the Road (32 Songs) Spiritualist Works The New Revelation, or What Is Spiritualism The Vital Message Works on Current Affairs The Great Boer War A Visit to Three Fronts Literary Criticism Through the Magic Door
Description : Bonus content! Purchase The Clockwork Scarab ebook and enjoy a free excerpt from The Spritiglass Charade, the second book in the Stoker & Holmes series. The free excerpt is automatically included and found at the end of the ebook. Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you're the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood, so to speak. And when two young society girls disappear—one dead, one missing—there's no one more qualified to investigate. Now fierce Evaline and logical Mina must resolve their rivalry, navigate the advances of not just one but three mysterious gentlemen, and solve a murder with only one clue: a strange Egyptian scarab. The pressure is on and the stakes are high—if Stoker and Holmes don't figure out why London's finest sixteen-year-old women are in danger, they'll become the next victims. Includes bonus material! - Sneak peek chapter from the next book in the Stoker and Holmes series The Spiritglass Charade by Colleen Gleason
Description : A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett. Shirley Homes, private investigator. Like Sherlock Holmes a hundred years ago, she lives in London, enjoys working on difficult cases, and has some helpful friends. She understands people, is a good listener, and of course, she is clever with computers. In today's world that is important, because a lot of crime is cyber crime. In this second Shirley Homes detective story, Shirley must catch a cyber thief. But how? You can't see a cyber thief, you can't hear a cyber thief. Only the computer knows, and the computer isn't talking . . .