Read the short story that shocked Sherlock Holmes fans across the globe and discover how the renowned detective got away with his greatest coup yet: surviving death.
It’s been three years since Sherlock Holmes had a fatal encounter with Professor Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls, and Doctor Watson has started investigating crime alone. When a seemingly unsolvable locked-room murder occurs, Watson visits the crime scene. Several odd characters are present, including an elderly book collector, who may not be all he seems…
First published in The Strand Magazine, ‘The Adventure of the Empty House’ is a remarkable example of Arthur Conan Doyle’s skill in writing detective fiction. This edition features a specially commissioned introduction alongside an article by the author and the original illustrations by Charles R. Macauley.