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The Red-Headed League and The adventure of the speckled band. by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Published by F. Watts in New York .
Written in English



  • England


  • Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,
  • Detective and mystery stories, English,
  • Private investigators -- England -- Fiction,
  • Short stories,
  • Mystery and detective stories

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About the Edition

Two famous cases solved by Sherlock Holmes: one involving a secret tunnel, a red-headed stooge, and gold bullion; the other, a piercing whistle, a metallic clang, and a deadly snake.

Edition Notes

Other titlesAdventure of the speckled band.
StatementIllustrated by Paul Spina.
ContributionsDoyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930., Spina, Paul, illus.
LC ClassificationsPZ3.D772 Rc, PR4621 Rc
The Physical Object
Pagination85 p.
Number of Pages85
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5603318M
LC Control Number68010283

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The Red-Headed League Jabez Wilson comes to Sherlock Holmes and John Watson for help, claiming he has been wronged by a mysterious league of red-headed men. The titular Red-Headed League claims to be an organization of red-headed men, founded by an eccentric red-headed millionaire who wished to provide for other red-headed men by offering them.   The Red Headed League is the second short story written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to feature Sherlock Holmes, after Scandal in Bohemia; making it the fourth story of the official canon of published work.. The Red Headed League was first published in August in the Strand Magazine, and would, the following year, be reprinted in the compilation work, The Adventures of Sherlock : Colin Quartermain. Editions for The Red Headed League: (Audio Cassette published in ), (), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in. The Red-headed League Based on the Nove by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Red-headed League - AbeBooks Passion for books.