Romantic novel first published in 1909. ""The Singing Woman," Katrine; her beauty, her fearlessness, her loyalty, her voice of gold-it seems as if only one lost to caution and heedless of consequence would undertake her history expecting it to be believed."
Investigating a crooked tabloid magnate, Sherlock Holmes is drawn across the continent Dr. Watson has never been much of an angler, and he is perplexed when Sherlock Holmes invites him on a Scottish fishing expedition. "Come if convenient," reads the telegram. "If not, come anyway." A few years after his near-death experience at the hands of Moriarty, the great detective is restless. If any man needs a vacation, it is Sherlock Holmes. But Watson knows better than to expect a peaceful fishing trip. As it happens, Holmes has dragged Watson to Scotland not for the fishing—but for a party. The celebration is hosted by John Moxton, an American muckraker who has recently expanded his tabloid empire across the pond. When his paper, the Clarion, turns out to be one step ahead of Holmes in investigating a baffling series of crimes, the detective suspects that Moxton isn't just breaking the news—he's making it.
A hallucination of Sherlock Holmes helps hardboiled PI Jack Watson solve a perplexing case in this unique take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective. In the city of Los Angeles, there's no private detective quite like Jack Watson. A tough-as-nails gumshoe, he's made a reputation as the kind of sleuth who will take any case, no matter how sleazy or small. He's in the middle of a particularly nasty divorce investigation when his client's mistress sees fit to club Watson on the back of the head with an iron. When he comes to, he's in the hospital looking at Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is translucent and floating slightly above the floor—a figment of Watson's imagination that has come to transform a mediocre detective into a great one. Hired by the notorious Hollywood producer Osgood Kane, Watson is about to stumble onto a truly baffling case, the sort only Holmes can solve. They're thousands of miles from Baker Street, and a lifetime away from the...
A killer hunts the members of an old Oxford club—and Sherlock Holmes's brother is the next target Six months after the bloody return of Jack the Ripper, Sherlock Holmes is starved for entertainment. When a friend of Dr. Watson's suggests a shooting trip in Scotland, Holmes leaps at the invitation. But after nearly a week of dreary Scottish weather, and hardly any shooting at all, Holmes is worse off than before. Watson fears the holiday has been an utter bust—until they are confronted with a murder baffling enough to be worthy of the great detective. One of the local gentry has been found dead in his library, suffocated in the safe where he kept his most valuable documents. Holmes recognizes the dead man as a member of the same secret society as his brother Mycroft—the Oxford group known as the Seven Sinners. One sinner down, six to go . . . but if Mycroft falls, so does England, and Holmes must be quick in order to save both his...
One of the most singular and impressive collections of contemporary stories to appear in Australia.' Adam Shoemaker, The AustralianFrom Archie Weller, a pioneering Aboriginal writer, comes an outstanding collection of stories which should, according to Nancy Keesing in the Sydney Morning Herald, be read by 'Every one of us, white, black, brindle, old, or about 13-plus.''Weller invokes romantic visions of Aboriginal ancestors, kings of the old civilisation with its laws and religions.'L.V. Kepert, Sun Herald
An unorthodox biography of "the greatest comic writer ever" (Douglas Adams) and a window into the mind of a brilliant humorist.From the publisher of the acclaimed collector's Wodehouse editions, P.G. Wodehouse In His Own Words is a sparkling collection of excerpts from the master's own writings that reveals a wonderfully entertaining gloss on Wodehouse's own life story. Quotations from a literary career spanning more than seventy years are arranged in chapters that move from childhood, to school years, to the various preoccupations of the grown man. a linking narrative, skillfully supplied by Wodehouse aficionado Barry Day, and former President of the International Wodehouse society Tony Ring brilliantly ties all the material together.Full of the scintillating wordplay and comedy that characterize Wodehouse's novels, stories, letters, and nonfiction, this handsome volume is the perfect addition to anyone's library.
A string of murders threatens to draw Sherlock Holmes back into his past It has been too long since his last assignment, and Sherlock Holmes is beginning to come unglued. He stalks around his rooms at 221B Baker Street, too tense to work, and he is about to drive Dr. Watson up the wall when they are rescued by a knock at the door. It is Inspector Lestrade from Scotland Yard, and he has come to save Holmes—with a murder. A man has been found dead in Bayswater, slumped over a piece of homemade stationery marked with the words "Jabez Wilson"—the name of the victim in the long-solved mystery of the Red-Headed League. When Holmes enters the death room, the first thing he spies is the corpse's flaming red hair. The old case is open again. A series of bizarre crimes follow, each an imitation of one of Holmes's greatest triumphs. Either Europe is in the grip of a madman—or the great detective has finally gone 'round the bend.
London's greatest detective suspects the city's most infamous killer of a gruesome new murder Croxley Mews is a typical London street: narrow, winding, and dark. Sherlock Holmes has never trod its cobblestones—until the day a woman is found lying dead on them. It is a murder gruesome enough to shock even the battle-hardened Dr. Watson, who has never before seen a woman disemboweled. It looks unmistakably like the handiwork of that notorious murderer who stalked the alleys of Whitechapel a decade before. Holmes is not fazed. He caught Jack the Ripper once—and he will do so again. At the height of the Ripper murders, Holmes was called in by his brother Mycroft to catch the killer, whose social position made him impossible to arrest. The killer was exiled, but now he may have returned—bringing all the terrors of the apocalypse in his wake.
Sherlock Holmes takes to the stage for the sake of a beleaguered actress Sherlock Holmes can tell the woman pacing outside of 221B Baker Street is an actress. She mutters to herself and practices gestures in preparation for her meeting with the world-famous detective. It's a matter of life, death, and theatre. Flora Adler has come on behalf of her father—the American impresario Florenz Adler, who turned Times Square into a circus, staged Wagner in the Grand Canyon, and has come to England to rebuild Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. This last is a magnificent dream, but anonymous threats have turned it into a nightmare. A series of notes adorned with quotations from the Bard suggest that something terrible will happen at the venue's inaugural performance, when none other than Queen Victoria will be in attendance. To save queen and country, as well as the English stage, Holmes is taking on Shakespeare.