The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton

Arthur Conan Doyle

Book 7 of The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Language: English

Published: Jan 1, 1904


Sherlock Holmes is hired for another case. The target this time is a professional blackmailer who buys compromising letters of people and then presses them for loads of money. Lady Brackwell turns to Holmes with the hope of him finding and getting rid of old letters to a younger boy. Holmes and Watson try to blend into the blackmailer Milverton’s home. And when they finally get themselves to Milverton’s safe, they get involved in a murder. This was not the initial plan. What happened? Who was the victim and who was the murderer? Find out the end in "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton". 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.