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Adventure of the Second Stain EBook - a book by Doyle, Arthur Conan

Adventure of the Second Stain EBook

Adventure of the Second Stain EBook( )
Adapted by: Goodwin, Vincent
Illustrator: Dunn, Ben
Author: Doyle, Arthur Conan
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Magic Wagon
Imprint:Graphic Planet
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $29.93
Book Description:

When the prime minister and the secetary of foreign affairs ask Sherlock Holmes for help, Dr. John Watson knows this is an important case. The investigative duo must find a stolen letter that could lead to war. If Holmes solves the case by uncovering a second stain, he could save England and a marriage all at the same time. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.

Author Biography
Doyle, Arthur Conan (Adapted by)
The most famous fictional detective in the world is Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. However, Doyle was, at best, ambivalent about his immensely successful literary creation and, at worst, resentful that his more "serious" fiction was relatively ignored. Born in Edinburgh, Doyle studied medicine from 1876 to 1881 and received his M.D. in 1885. He worked as a military physician in South Africa during the Boer War and was knighted in 1902 for his exceptional service. Doyle was drawn to writing at an early age. Although he attempted to enter private practice in Southsea, Portsmouth, in 1882, he soon turned to writing in his spare time; it eventually became his profession. As a Liberal Unionist, Doyle ran, unsuccessfully, for Parliament in 1903. During his later years, Doyle became an avowed spiritualist.

Doyle sold his first story, "The Mystery of the Sasassa Valley," to Chambers' Journal in 1879. When Doyle published the novel, A Study in Scarlet in 1887, Sherlock Holmes was introduced to an avid public. Doyle is reputed to have used one of his medical professors, Dr. Joseph Bell, as a model for Holmes's character. Eventually, Doyle wrote three additional Holmes novels and five collections of Holmes short stories. A brilliant, though somewhat eccentric, detective, Holmes employs scientific methods of observation and deduction to solve the mysteries that he investigates. Although an "amateur" private detective, he is frequently called upon by Scotland Yard for assistance. Holmes's assistant, the faithful Dr. Watson, provides a striking contrast to Holmes's brilliant intellect and, in Doyle's day at least, serves as a character with whom the reader can readily identify. Having tired of Holmes's popularity, Doyle even tried to kill the great detective in "The Final Problem" but was forced by an outraged public to resurrect him in 1903. Although Holmes remained Doyle's most popular literary creation, Doyle wrote prolifically in other genres, inclu

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