Sherlock Holmes and the Disappearing Prince and other stories [eBook]

by Edmund Hastie



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Sherlock Holmes and The Disappearing Prince is a collection of four gripping and suspenseful stories, written by Edmund Hastie, echoing the style of Arthur Conan Doyle effectively and humorously.

Sherlock Holmes and the Disappearing Prince: It is 1904 and Sherlock Holmes receives an urgent telegram from an old friend, informing him of the mysterious disappearance of the Prince of Japan, from his rooms at university, without warning, and with no signs of a struggle …

Holmes and Watson rush off to investigate but all is not as it seems … A Russian cigarette, some dried pieces of soil, and absent rowing gloves are clues to solving this mystery … It is a race against time to find the Prince, before rumour gets out that he is missing, and panic starts to spread …

A Wilful Case: Sherlock Holmes is approached by a young woman in great distress, after the suspicious and unexplained deaths of her mother and brother, exactly a week apart … She is the heiress to a great fortune, and suspects that someone is after her family’s money … Only she and her younger brother remain … But can Sherlock Holmes catch the killer before they strike again?

A Case for the Admiralty: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson become involved in confidential government affairs when Holmes is employed by a Mr. Barton from the Admiralty, to discover the whereabouts of some important missing blueprints and documents for the creation of a battleship … The Admiralty is now being blackmailed for a sum of five million, with the treat of selling the blueprints to the Germans, if they refuse … The future of the country rests on Holmes’s ability to find the suspect in time …

The Three-Faced Villain: Sherlock Holmes is approached by a distressed woman, who has been the victim of a robbery, not once, but three times … Each incident took place inside a cab, with different drivers, leading the woman to believe that a gang of robbers are terrorising unsuspecting tourists throughout London … However, Sherlock Holmes thinks differently, and starts to imagine that the answer to this case is far more sinister, as clues start to emerge from the lady’s own home …

Edmund Hastie was just fourteen years old when he compiled this extremely impressive collection of fluent, witty stories that recreate the world’s most famous and best-loved detective in a faithful, if tongue-in-cheek, tribute.

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Edmund Hastie




Endeavour Press




2000 (book) 2015 (ebook)