Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, born in Scotland on 22 May 1859, is arguably the best known crime writer in the world. His stories about detective Sherlock Holmes are very popular and have been adapted into many films and TV series. In total, he wrote 4 long and 56 short stories about Sherlock Holmes, several of which are available as a Macmillan Reader.
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|The Norwood Builder and Other Stories
Intermediate levelWhy does an old builder leave all his money to a young lawyer? Who gives a government document to enemy spies? How is a young man tricked into taking a new job? What can a foreign king do when a beautiful woman from his past appears? Who can answer all these questions? Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr Watson, of course!
|The Hound of the Baskervilles
Elementary levelSherlock Holmes and Dr Watson travel to Dartmoor to investigate the bizarre death of Sir Charles Baskerville. Is there really a curse on the family? And is there a huge dog living on the moor?
|The Sign of Four
Intermediate levelSherlock Holmes helps Mary Morstan find out the truth about her father and the man who has been sending her pearls.
|The Speckled Band and Other Stories
Intermediate levelThree more intriguing cases for Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band,The Dancing Men and The Red-Headed League.
|Silver Blaze and Other Stories
Elementary levelSherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr Watson, solve the strange cases of: The Blue Carbuncle, Silver Blaze and The Six Napoleons.
|The Lost World
Elementary levelProfessor Challenger has found a place which no one knows about – a lost world. A world where creatures from the past still live. But nobody in London believes his story – people think his drawing and photograph are fakes. Will Professor Challenger return to the Lost World to prove he is right?