Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES is a series of stories in which the great detective uses his superior deductive powers. In THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE, Holmes finds that an unusually large amount of gold Napoleons are the reason a group of thieves express a keen interest in a particular bank. Whereas, in THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND, a young woman's sister dies suspiciously - her last words: 'it was...the speckled band'. Holmes deduces what the 'speckled band' is and, in his inimitable way, penetrates many other mysterious, strange and sometimes frightening events.