This is eight short stories written in the perspective of Doctor Watson and is a must for all detective story fans.
The Greek Interpreter: In this first short story we find out that Holmes has a brilliant brother Mycroft, brilliant but lazy. It’s while out at his brother’s club he is asked to solve the mystery of a man with plasters on his face, and then the whereabouts of a Greek interpreter who has gone missing in connection with the man with the plasters on his face. Will Holmes solve the mystery in time to save them?
The Gloria Scott: How can a simple message about fly paper cause a man to drop down dead in fear? Only Holmes can find out the answer!
The Resident Patient: A man hires a doctor to live onsite and provides him with a handsome income. A visit from two strangers marks the beginning of terror in the man and then his apparent suicide the end, or is it? Was it really suicide? Only Holmes can find the answer.
The Boscombe Valley Mystery: A man and his son are seen quarrelling, the son claims he walked away but hearing his father scream, ran back and finds his father dead with his head bashed in. It seems like an open and closed case; the young man has killed his father in a heated argument and is trying to avoid the gallows. Has he though? Is the young man telling the truth? He is hiding something, but will Holmes get to the bottom of the case before the young man is hung?
The Three Students: Not a matter of life or death but the matter of respect for an old friend of Holmes. The friend is a teacher at a college and one of the students has got his hands on the answers to a very important exam for which the prize of a large amount of money is at stake. Will Holmes find the culprit or will the exam have to be called off, or worse will the perpetrator get away with his ill-gotten gains?
The Noble Bachelor: The new wife of a Lord has gone missing. Her fortune is greater than his and the question arises; has he done away with her to keep her fortune? If not, then where is she?
The Crooked Man: A man is dead and his wife senseless, they were apparently the only two in the locked room at the time of the crime. Surely, she murdered him then pretended to be stupefied to get away with murder? Just who was the crooked man she was talking to earlier and has he got a role in all this?
The Five Orange Pips: Five orange pips falling from an envelope spell disaster for the receiver of the letter. Who is sending these omens? Are they all really meeting with an accident just after receiving the letters? Will Holmes be in time to save the latest victim?