A Farewell to Baker Street
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There is always room in the world for more gripping tales about the exploits of the inimitable Sherlock Holmes and the redoubtable Dr Watson. Here is a collection of five previously unknown cases from the astonishing career of the consulting detective and his ever-loyal partner. An Affair of the Heart demonstrates the critical interplay between the two men which made their partnership so memorable and endearing. The Curious Matter of the Missing Pearmain is a classic locked-room mystery, while The Case of the Cuneiform Suicide Note sees Dr Watson using his expert knowledge in helping to solve the mystery surrounding the death of an academic. In A Study in Verse the pair assists the Birmingham City Police in a complicated case of robbery which leads them towards a new and dangerous adversary. And to complete the collection, we have The Trimingham Escapade, the very last case the pair enjoyed together, which neatly showcases the inestimable talents of Sherlock Holmes. All of these tales are designed to contribute in some small part to the lasting memory of two extraordinary men who once occupied that setting we have come to know and love as 221B Baker Street.
Title Page A FAREWELL TO BAKER STREET A Collection of Previously Unknown Cases from the Extraordinary Career of Mr Sherlock Holmes Mark Mower Publisher Information Published in the UK by MX Publishing 335 Princess Park Manor, Royal Drive, London, N11 3GX www.mxpublishing.co.uk Digital edition converted and distributed in 2015 by Andrews UK Limited www.andrewsuk.com � Copyright 2015 Mark Mower The right of Mark Mower to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by him
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