A series of break-ins occur in London. All of them have one thing in common – a bust of Napoleon is smashed. Inspector Lestrade comes to a dead end, so he reaches out to Holmes. The next break-in takes place. This time with a murder as well. In the victim’s pocket they find a picture of an unknown man. Holmes and Watson’s starting point is then the factory where the busts were produced. The two detectives manage to find out where the last three busts are. Will they get in time to prevent the next crime?
”The Adventure of the Six Napoleons” is a part of ”The Return of Sherlock Holmes”.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Scotland and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. After his studies, he worked as a ship’s surgeon on various boats. During the Second Boer War, he was an army doctor in South Africa. When he came back to the United Kingdom, he opened his own practice and started writing crime books. He is best known for his thrilling stories about the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. He published four novels and more than 50 short-stories starring the detective and Dr Watson, and they play an important role in the history of crime fiction. Other than the Sherlock Holmes series, Doyle wrote around thirty more books, in genres such as science-fiction, fantasy, historical novels, but also poetry, plays, and non-fiction.