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  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    'The Yellow Face', one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is the third tale from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. It was first published in Strand Magazine in 1893 with original illustrations by Sidney Paget. Sherlock Holmes, suffering from boredom due to a want of cases, returns home from a walk with Dr. Watson early in spring to find he has missed a visitor but that the caller has left his pipe behind. From it, Holmes deduces that he was disturbed of mind (because he forgot the pipe); that he valued it highly (because he had repaired, rather than replaced it, when it was broken); that he was muscular, left-handed, had excellent teeth, was careless in...read more

  • Conan Doyle

    Sherlock Holmes tente de disculper Scott Eccles, un homme soupçonné du meurtre d'Aloysius Garcia. Retrouvé la tête fracassée à quinze cents mètres de chez lui, Garcia aurait réveillé Eccles vers une heure du matin alors que l'heure de sa mort a été estimée plus tôt dans la soirée. Sherlock Holmes arrivera-t-il à innocenter Eccles, et surtout à dénicher le véritable meurtrier ? Sherlock Holmes est une des plus grandes figures de la culture populaire et son seul nom est synonyme de mystère policier, de brouillard londonien et de crimes énigmatiques. Depuis 1887, Sherlock Holmes est le détective privé par excellence. Devenu très rapidement un véritable mythe, avant...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Set during the Hundred Years' War with France, The White Company tells the story of a young Saxon man who is learning what it is to be a knight. Raised by Cistercian Monks and rejected by a violent elder brother, Alleyn Edricson takes service with one of the foremost knights in the country. When Alleyn falls in love with the knight's daughter, he must prove himself to be a courageous and honourable knight before he can win her hand. Alleyn and his friends set forth with the other men-at-arms to join Prince Edward in Bordeaux, from where they will take part in the Prince's campaign into Spain. It is in Spain that Alleyn and others must prove themselves to be very valiant and hardy cavaliers....read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    The White Company is a historical adventure novel by Arthur Conan Doyle set during the Hundred Years' War. The story takes place in England, France, and Spain, in the years 1366 and 1367, against the background of the campaign of Edward, the Black Prince to restore Peter of Castile to the throne of the Kingdom of Castile. At the age of twenty, young Alleyne, son of Edric, leaves the Catholic abbey where he has been raised—intelligent, skilled, and well-liked, though sheltered and naive—and goes out to see the world, in accordance with the terms of his father's will. The same day, the abbot banishes John of Hordle for worldly behavior: great appetite, teasing, and flirting. At the Pied...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    'Now order the ranks, and fling wide the banners, for our souls are God's and our bodies the king's, and our swords for Saint George and for England!' With that rousing proclamation, twelve hundred knights ride into battle, accompanied by the stalwart archers known as the White Company. Fueled by their appetite for glory, this motley crew of freebooters stands united in their unswerving devotion to the company commander, Sir Nigel Loring. Short, bald, and extremely nearsighted, Sir Nigel's unprepossessing appearance belies his warrior's heart and his chivalrous nature. The rollicking adventures of his company during the Hundred Years War center around Sir Nigel's loyal squire, Alleyne...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    The great bell of Beaulieu was ringing. Far away through the forest might be heard its musical clangor and swell. Peat-cutters on Blackdown and fishers upon the Exe heard the distant throbbing rising and falling upon the sultry summer air. It was a common sound in those parts—as common as the chatter of the jays and the booming of the bittern. Yet the fishers and the peasants raised their heads and looked questions at each other, for the angelus had already gone and vespers was still far off. Why should the great bell of Beaulieu toll when the shadows were neither short nor...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    The bombastic Professor Challenger is convinced that a sentient being lurks in the mantle of the earth. Aided by Edward Malone and Peerless Jones, he must drill down through the earth's crust to alert the creature of humankind's existence. After his debut in The Lost World, Arthur Conan Doyle went on to develop the grandiloquent Professor Challenger in four other works. When the World Screamed is the fourth in the series, and a satisfying addition to the...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    In the course of May 1916, the Italian authorities expressed a desire that some independent observer from Great Britain should visit their lines and report his impressions. It was at the time when our brave and capable allies had sustained a set-back in the Trentino owing to a sudden concentration of the Austrians, supported by very heavy artillery. I was asked to undertake this mission. In order to carry it out properly, I stipulated that I should be allowed to visit the British lines first, so that I might have some standard of comparison. The War Office kindly assented to my request. Later I obtained permission to pay a visit to the French front as well. Thus it was my great good...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    Four Classic detective short...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    A timeless collection of crime short stories full of suspense and twists including stories by G. K. Chesteron, Edgar Wallace and Arthur Conan Doyle. Classic recordings read by Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud and Bart...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Een verzameling van negen avonturen van Sherlock Holmes, de bekende Britse detective, en zijn compaan Dr. Watson. (Samenvatting door Julie...read more

  • W.F. Harvey

    Critically-acclaimed audiobook reader BARNABY EDWARDS (Doctor Who, The Voyage Of The Beagle, Space Danger) performs 11 tales of ghostly gothic spookiness. From tales of Vampyres and spirits, to devil’s deals and ethereal coachmen. Short but oh so sweet, these 11 stories from some of the most lauded authors of the Gothic period, prove that you only need a few pages to tell a truly terrifying tale. The Vampyre by John Polidori How It Happened by Arthur Conan Doyle There Was A Man Dwelt By A Churchyard by M.R. James One Summer Night by Ambrose Bierce By Word Of Mouth by Rudyard Kipling The Clock by W.F. Harvey A Deal With The Devil by Bram Stoker The Wolves Of...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    In The Valley of Fear, the great detective Sherlock Holmes has been summoned by a coded message to the house of a man called Douglas. But he and his faithful friend Dr. Watson arrive to find they are too late-Douglas has been murdered, with a mysterious calling card left by his side. Scotland Yard is stumped, but Holmes, detecting the diabolical workings of his arch-enemy Professor Moriarty, has some ideas of his own. Central to the novel lies the story of a terrorist brotherhood and the hold it acquired over an American mining valley. This audiobook includes the bonus Sherlock Holmes story 'The Final...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is loosely based on the Molly Maguires and Pinkerton agent James McParland. The story was first published in the Strand Magazine between September 1914 and May 1915. The first book edition was copyrighted in 1914, and it was first published by George H. Doran Company in New York on 27 February 1915, and illustrated by Arthur I. Keller. The novel starts with Sherlock Holmes receiving a cipher message from Fred Porlock, a pseudonymous agent of Professor Moriarty. After Porlock sends the message, however, he changes his mind for fear of Moriarty's discovering that he is a traitor. He decides not...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    John Douglas has been murdered at Birlstone manner, but Sherlock Holmes' main concern is the missing dumbell in the murder room. This fourth and final novel of Sherlock Holmes is based on the real-life adventures of the mob in Pennsylvania and the consequences of betrayal many years later. (Summary by Alisson...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    'The Valley of Fear' is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is loosely based on the real-life exploits of the Molly Maguires and Pinkerton agent James McParland. The story was first published in the 'Strand Magazine' between September 1914 and May 1915. The first book edition was copyrighted in 1914, and it was first published by George H. Doran Company in New York on 27 February 1915,In this tale drawn from the note books of Dr Watson, the deadly hand of Professor Moriarty once more reaches out to commit a vile and ingenious crime. However, a mole in Moriarty's frightening criminal organization alerts Sherlock Holmes of the evil deed by means of a...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    'A great brain in London and a dead man in Sussex. It's the chain between that we are going to trace.' The famous detective Sherlock Holmes has been summoned by a coded message to the house of a man called Douglas. But he and his faithful associate Dr. Watson arrive to find they are too late: Douglas has been murdered, with a mysterious calling card left by his side. Scotland Yard is stumped, but Holmes, detecting the diabolical workings of his arch-enemy Professor James Moriarty, has some ideas of his...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Doyle's final novel featuring the beloved sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, brings the detective and his friend to a country manor where they are preceded by either a murder or a suicide. A secretive organization lies culprit and an infiltration of it is in order. (Summary by Katie...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    When a strange coded message arrives at 221B Baker Street, sent by a member of Professor Moriarty’s criminal organization, Sherlock Holmes soon deciphers it and finds a warning: someone is about to be murdered. A visit from a Scotland Yard inspector confirms that one John Douglas has been mysteriously killed in Sussex. Even Sherlock Holmes, well accustomed to the bizarre, finds the elements of this case unusual. John Douglas lived at Birlstone Manor House, built on the ruins of a castle surrounded by a moat. Every night he drew up the bridge as a precaution against potential villains. Nevertheless, Douglas was found dead, shot in the face at close range with a sawed-off shotgun. And...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    When a strange coded message arrives at 221B Baker Street, sent by a member of Professor Moriarty's criminal organization, Sherlock Holmes soon deciphers it and finds a warning: someone is about to be murdered. A visit from a Scotland Yard inspector confirms that one John Douglas has been mysteriously killed in Sussex. Even Sherlock Holmes, well accustomed to the bizarre, finds the elements of this case unusual. John Douglas lived at Birlstone Manor House, built on the ruins of a castle surrounded by a moat. Every night he drew up the bridge as a precaution against potential villains. Nevertheless, Douglas was found dead, shot in the face at close range with a sawed-off shotgun. And the...read more