Dr. Watson goes to an opium den, trying to track down the husband of one of his wife’s friends but the man is not the only person he finds there... Sherlock Holmes is there too and he is searching for someone as well. Where has Neville St. Clair gone and why is it not his handwriting on the letter he sent to his wife? And what does the beggar Boone have to do with it all?
”The Man with the Twisted Lip” 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.