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Books by Doyle, Arthur Conan (sorted by popularity). Sort Alphabetically · Sort by Release Date; Alias Conan Doyle, Arthur, Sir; See also: Wikipedia. Displaying. Arthur Conan Doyle . The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. Preface. Right, sir.” He clicked his heels together, raised his hand in a salute, and was gone. Sherlock Holmes. Short Stories. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle retold by. Clare West. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. Page 3. The Speckled Band. 1. Helen's Story.
Even now, after this long interval, I find myself thrilling as I think of it, and feeling once more that sudden flood of joy, amazement, and incredulity which utterly submerged my mind. Let me say to that public, which has shown some interest in those glimpses which I have occasionally given them of the thoughts and actions of a very remarkable man, that they are not to blame me if I have not shared my knowledge with them, for I should have considered it my first duty to do so, had I not been barred by a positive prohibition from his own lips, which was only withdrawn upon the third of last month.
It can be imagined that my close intimacy with Sherlock Holmes had interested me deeply in crime, and that after his disappearance I never failed to read with care the various problems which came before the public. And I even attempted, more than once, for my own private satisfaction, to employ his methods in their solution, though with indifferent success.
There was none, however, which appealed to me like this tragedy of Ronald Adair. As I read the evidence at the inquest, which led up to a verdict of willful murder against some person or persons unknown, I realized more clearly than I had ever done the loss which the community had sustained by the death of Sherlock Holmes. There were points about this strange business which would, I was sure, have specially appealed to him, and the efforts of the police would have been supplemented, or more probably anticipated, by the trained observation and the alert mind of the first criminal agent in Europe.
All day, as I drove upon my round, I turned over the case in my mind and found no explanation which appeared to me to be adequate. At the risk of telling a twice-told tale, I will recapitulate the facts as they were known to the public at the conclusion of the inquest. The Honourable Ronald Adair was the second son of the Earl of Maynooth, at that time governor of one of the Australian colonies.
Adair's mother had returned from Australia to undergo the operation for cataract, and she, her son Ronald, and her daughter Hilda were living together at Park Lane. The youth moved in the best society—had, so far as was known, no enemies and no particular vices.
He had been engaged to Miss Edith Woodley, of Carstairs, but the engagement had been broken off by mutual consent some months before, and there was no sign that it had left any very profound feeling behind it. Yet it was upon this easy-going young aristocrat that death came, in most strange and unexpected form, between the hours of ten and eleven-twenty on the night of March 30, Ronald Adair was fond of cards—playing continually, but never for such stakes as would hurt him.
He was a member of the Baldwin, the Cavendish, and the Bagatelle card clubs. It was shown that, after dinner on the day of his death, he had played a rubber of whist at the latter club.
He had also played there in the afternoon. The evidence of those who had played with him—Mr. Murray, Sir John Hardy, and Colonel Moran—showed that the game was whist, and that there was a fairly equal fall of the cards.
The number of watches was changed because the new title came from a reference in the Holmes story " The Noble Bachelor " to Holmes' involvement with the watches incident.
Plot for Sherlock Holmes Story c. As Richard Lancelyn Green notes, "there is no evidence to show that it is by [Conan Doyle] and strong internal evidence to suggest that it's not".
Conan Doyle wrote a short Sherlock Holmes story, just words long, onto the tiny pages of a specially constructed miniature book: "How Watson Learned the Trick". Though written 28 years after "The Field Bazaar", this is almost a companion piece to that story. Like "The Field Bazaar", this story is a breakfast scene, during which Watson attempts to mimic Holmes' style in guessing his thoughts. Watson's intuitions are proved wrong, however.
Unlike almost all parts of the Sherlock Holmes story it is written in the third person, presumably due to its length. Holmes is not present, but Watson is, in a very different form. He acts discreditably and even marries another woman. It has many original parts which are not found in the short stories but borrows many events from the canonical adventures, namely " A Scandal in Bohemia " and " The Adventure of the Final Problem ".
It includes the very first mention of the phrase "Elementary, my dear Watson". Conan Doyle and Gillette later revised the play together; it has since been revised by others twice. Grimesby Roylott. The play, originally entitled The Stonor Case, differs from the story in several small details, such as the names of some of the characters  and the timeline is also changed.
Holmes mentions Mary Morstan, who had already proposed Dr. Watson, twice and Charles Augustus Milverton also appears as a character. The Crown Diamond: An Evening With Mr Sherlock Holmes [ edit ] "The Crown Diamond" is an alternate version of the short story " The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone " though it predates its counterpart by some time,  Sometime during the original run the short story was adapted from the play, this is the reason that the narrative is told in third person rather than by the traditional narrator Watson.