The Adventure of the Abbey Grange

Arthur Conan Doyle

Book 12 of The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Language: English

Published: Sep 1, 1904


A murder was committed. Sir Eustace Brackenstall was killed. Holmes and Watson are a part of the investigation. The first they interview is Brackenstall’s wife, Lady Mary. Then they speak with the maid Theresa. Both of them were in the house during the murder. But still their versions are a bit different. Holmes gets more and more suspicious and he digs deeper in the case ... until he finds a man Lady Mary travelled together with from Australia to England. Who killed Sir Eustace and will the murderer get what he or she deserved? Can the crime be concealed? If so, what for?"The Adventure of the Abbey Grange" is a part of "The Return 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.