Lady Frances Carfax has abruptly left her room at the Hôtel National in Lausanne and has not been heard of for weeks. Had she not been a woman, she would have been set to inherit a large amount of money. Nevertheless, she is known to have expensive jewellery. Watson comes to Switzerland to investigate as Holmes has to stay in London. His only is clue: a bearded man was pestering her.
"The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" is part of "His Last Bow". 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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