Holmes has been following the diamond thief, Count Negretto Sylvius, and is convinced that the man is going to try to kill him. The detective has therefore set up a clever visual trick at 221B Baker Street that should allow him to catch the count and not get killed. But will it be enough? And will Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson be able to track down the precious stone?
"The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone" is part of "The Case-Book 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.
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