The criminal Steve Dixie comes to 221B Baker Street, warning Sherlock Holmes not set a foot in Harlow unless he wants trouble with him. But Holmes has just received a message from Mrs. Maberley, who has been living at the Three Gables in Harlow for almost two years. Her son has just died in Rome and someone is trying to buy her out of her house with a most unconventional contract; Holmes is set on helping her.
”The Adventure of the Three Gables” 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.