Inspector Hopkins has called Sherlock Holmes to help solve a suspicious murder. Lady Brackenstall's account of a robbery gone wrong seems to add up--until the stolen silverware is found! Can Holmes put the clues together and solve the case? Follow the clues with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of Abbey Grange.
Mr. Cubitt has been finding strange drawings of dancing men all around his estate. He would chalk it up to a prankster, if the drawings didn't upset his wife so much. Can Holmes solve the case before tragedy strikes? Follow the clues with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of the dancing men!
For several years, Watson has believed his friend, Sherlock Holmes, is dead. Watson's done his best to help the police solve cases, but he doesn't have Holmes's talents and one case has him stumped. He's in for a surprise when Sherlock Holmes suddenly appears to solve the case! Follow the clues with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of the empty house.
When Mr. McFarlane is accused of murder, he knows only Sherlock Holmes can prove his innocence. He tells Holmes, Watson, and Inspector Lestrade the story of his business with the Norwood builder in the hopes of clearing his name. Can Holmes prove that the Norwood builder isn't dead after all? Follow the clues with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of the Norwood builder!
To Watson, Mr. Wilson's story seems to contain nothing more than an unusual position for a red-headed man. But to Holmes, there's a crime in action! Can Holmes solve the case and catch the crook before it is too late? Follow the clues with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of the Red-Headed League!
When Ms. Stoner comes to Sherlock Holmes with a strange story that a mysterious whistle caused her sister's death, Holmes is ready to take on the case. After examining the clues, Watson is sure the gypsies are to blame. Can Holmes prove there is a more sinister plot in play? Follow the clues with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of the speckled band!
First Vivi Calderon finds old letters hidden in some library books while doing research. Then an odd-looking man starts stalking her. Are these strange events related? The letters seem to hold clues to an unsolved homicide. Did Vivi's stalker get away with murder?
Terrell decides to expose the secret ritual that injured a new football player, Dylan, in spite of threats from Booth.
This novel, a sequel to “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, told using the first-person voice of Huck Finn follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer while trying to solve a mysterious murder.
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins is considered one of the first detective novels. A case of forbidden love, identity theft and unjust imprisonment, The Woman in White has been called one greatest 100 novels of all time.
Sherlock Holmes and Professor Watson are warned that someone named John Douglas is in grave danger and could be murdered at any time. The unfortunate event happens before Holmes can stop it and now he has to solve yet another daunting crime. He arrives at the crime scene - an old manor with a moat and a drawbridge - but very few pieces fall into place. For example, how did the murderer get inside?
The Sign of the Four is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes. In this story, Sherlock must unravel a plot involving a missing British officer and stolen treasure.
Baroness Orczy isn’t only known for the famous adventure novel The Scarlet Pimpernel. She also gave life to one of the most nonconformist passive detectives you’ll ever find in literature. The Old Man in the Corner isn’t your average Sherlock Holmes; he is a nameless protagonist who sits in the corner of a London tea shop talking to a journalist about murder cases. He doesn’t trust the English police and their ways to solving a crime. Instead, he relies on logic and human behavioral patterns to identify to true killer.
In The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths, Colonel Basil Annesley discovers that he is the only passenger traveling on the Engadine Express. When a mysterious woman shows up last minute with a servant and an infant Colonel Basil can only wonder what she is running from and where she might be headed.
The door is locked and the windows are barred--how did the attacker escape? In The Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux, a template for detective novels in the last hundred years was established. This novel is a fun mystery read that is sure to surprise and delight fans of whodunit fiction
The Mystery of the Sea by Bram Stoker contains the same compelling elements as “Dracula”. It’s a mixture of adventure, romance, mystery, and fantasy.
In The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow, a teenage girl is discovered dead with an arrow through her heart in a museum. The museum is closed and all the visitors are locked while the case is being investigated. Can you solve it first? For fans of Agatha Christie and other cozy mysteries
For many years uninhabited, the remote Cloomber Hall becomes the residence of General Heatherstone and his family. Surprisingly, the General avoids any human interactions and forbids his family to leave their new home. What is he hiding?
WARNING: The novel has never been finished as Dickens died before writing the actual ending. Edwin Drood mysteriously disappears after one night of reconciliation leaving many unanswered questions. Only his watch, chain and shirt pin are found. Who killed him? Was it the opium-addict uncle madly in love with Edwin’s betrothal, Rosa? Or maybe jealous Neville Landless who apparently made peace with Drood on the night of his disappearance.
Tryon Dunham's just been approached by a beautiful young woman at a train station. She's in danger and he wants to help, but before he can learn any more about her than her name and her flight to Chicago, she's gone. Will Tryon be able to find Mary?
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of short stories featuring the famous detective and his assistant, Watson.
Horne Fisher is the man who knows too much: he has many well-positioned friends who can’t be touched and knows many things about the British political and social schemes. Using his extensive knowledge, he manages to solve many crimes only to realize that the real criminals can’t or won’t be caught.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is the 3rd crime novel featuring Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this case, Holmes solves an attempted murder and dispels the legend of a supernatural beast.
The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green is one of the very first mystery masterpieces of our modern times. Set in New York City, detective Ebenezer Gryce accepts to investigate the curious murder case of one very rich man, Horatio Leavenworth. Many clues lead to the two nieces but are they truly responsible for their uncle’s death? Maybe this is where “The butler did it” started or maybe, just maybe, Leavenworth’s private secretary had something to do with it.
Read an exciting collection of classic mystery and detective stories in the Lock and Key Library, collected by Julian Hawthorne.