The King of Bohemia comes to Sherlock Holmes in disguise but is quickly discovered. The king is engaged to a young Scandinavian princess, Clotilde, but he fears that her or her family will find out about his previous affair with the opera singer Irene Adler. He has tried to get back all the letters and pictures from the time of their relationship but the singer has refused to hand them back and she has even threatened to send them to the king’s future in-laws. Will Holmes manage to recover the incriminating documents?
"A Scandal in Bohemia" is part of "The Adventures 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.