When an Englishwoman receives mysterious gifts of pearls and a letter promising to right wrongs done to her, she calls upon Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to investigate.
Of all Sherlock Holmes stories, I personally think this is the most scariest and horrifying tale. Believe me, when I first read this novel it gripped me to read the whole story non-stop without letting me put it down. And all the time, throughout the story, it had been sending a chill and wave of horror along my spine. A young lady, Miss Mary Morstan, comes to consult Holmes upon a case which she thinks very unusual. Then ... This is the second book in the Sherlock Holmes series; and was first published in Lippincott's monthly magazine February 1890 issue. The story shares a part in Indian historical backdrop, Sepoy mutiny 1857, Cellular jail in Andaman Island, and so on; having presented lots of exotic feeling of east Indian mysteries and adventure. NB : In this novel Dr. Watson, the chronicler of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, found his beloved one. So this story has also a romantic touch, though has always been overshadowed by the thrill.--Submitted by Kris Das
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