Step into the world of Sherlock Holmes with this essential collection of short stories, each requiring the master detective to solve a high-stakes case of blackmail and extortion.
These three tales of blackmail showcase the exceptional skills and keen intelligence of Sherlock Holmes and his ability to unravel complex cases. In ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ (1891), Holmes must help the King of Bohemia retrieve a damning photograph from Irene Adler and prevent a damaging scandal from becoming public. ‘The “Gloria Scott”’ (1893) takes us on a journey to uncover the mystery of a shipwreck and the case of an elderly man who’s being haunted by an old crime. Finally, ‘The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton’ (1904) sees the detective going up against one of the most formidable blackmailers in London in an attempt to recover compromising letters.
Together, these three stories offer a thrilling and entertaining experience, capturing the essence of the detective’s unique style and method. The collection is a must-read for crime fiction fans and those who want to experience the brilliance of Sherlock Holmes.This new edition from Read & Co. Books features the original illustrations by Sidney Paget and a specially commissioned introduction.