Magazine November 29, 2021, Issue

Excerpts from Collected Tales of Mystery & Suspense

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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:

“Good heavens, Holmes,” cried the doctor, as he examined the documents placed before him. “It’s as if an entire blasted county vanished before our very eyes! The devil, I say! Simply put, it’s an impenetrable mystery!”

Holmes smiled thinly at his old friend, who was given to declaring that perfectly obvious and transparent events were a baffling oddity fit only for a cabinet of curiosities.

“I quite agree with the doctor,” interjected Mr. McAuliffe. “Someone has stolen my rightful votes and I demand to know the responsible party!”

Holmes sat quietly and filled his pipe.


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