THE ADVENTURE OF THE SUSSEX VAMPIRE

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. From Strand Magazine, Jan. 1924.     Holmes had read carefully a note which the last post had brought him. Then, with the dry chuckle which was his nearest approach to a laugh, he tossed it over to me.    "For a mixture of the modern and the mediaeval, if the practical and of the wildly fanciful, I think this is surely the limit," said he. "What do you make of it, Watson?"    I read as follows:     46, OLD JEWRY,     Nov. 19th.     Re Vampires Continue reading

THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally Published in The Strand Magazine January 1892. The stolen Blue Carbuncle gem inexplicably lands in the hands of Sherlock Holmes and the game is on! VII.  THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE I had called upon my friend Sherlock Holmes upon the second morning after Christmas, with the intention of wishing him the compliments of the season. He was lounging upon the sofa in a purple dressing-gown, a pipe-rack within his reach upon the right, and a pile of crumpled morning papers, evidently newly studied, near at hand. Beside the couch was a wooden chair, Continue reading

A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally Published in The Strand Magazine July, 1891. Sherlock Holmes matches wits with a blackmailing femme fatale! Chapter I Chapter II Chapter III Chapter I Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind. He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that Continue reading