The Stalwart Companions (The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)
H. Paul Jeffers
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NO MAN IS ABOVE THE LAW
In this story, written by future President Theodore Roosevelt long before The Great Detective's first encounter with Dr Watson, Holmes visits America to solve a most violent and despicable crime. A crime that was to prove the most taxing of his brilliant career...
Recently discovered in the basement of the New York Police Department, The Stalwart Companions is one of Holmes' most exciting and unusual chronicles.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's timeless creation returns in a new series of handsomely designed detective stories. From the earliest days of Holmes' career to his astonishing encounters with Martian invaders, the Further Adventures series encapsulates the most varied and thrilling cases of the worlds' greatest detective.
look into the exceptional job which Roosevelt did as Police Commissioner to realise that he had acquired very progressive views on how a police department should function and that he had developed a very keen sense of the value of the methods of crime detection pioneered by Sherlock Holmes. This Roosevelt record as head of a metropolitan police force bears the unmistakable imprint of his great teacher. In a memoir of his days as head of the NYPD, Roosevelt wrote, “The first duty of the true
persuasive debater. More, he was a tenacious evangelist on the subject of a historical Holmes. (This was what brought me into the life of B. Alexander Wiggins in my role as a journalist assigned by a magazine editor to interview the man reputed to know as much about Holmes as Conan Doyle himself, possibly more.) My incredulity regarding a real-life Holmes fired Wiggins’ proselytising spirit. “Holmes not only lived,” he informed me emphatically, “but he lived to the ripe old age of one hundred and
believe it would be best if you leave this problem to me.” “Really, Mr Sherlock Holmes,” I protested, “if you think you can bring me along this far and dump me at my doorstep, you are mistaken. I’m in this to the finish.” Holmes laughed. “Good show, Teddy! I was hoping you would say that! Very well. Be prepared for an early rising, for I believe I shall have news from Wakefield soon. Then you and I will see where the discoveries lead us.” “But you must get your rest,” I suggested. “I will not
– a decision which I have elected to accept in order to have this important discovery published!) A close friend who read this material while I was preparing it for publication suggested that if it were a hoax it could have been concocted only by a genius with such a thorough knowledge of Holmes as to be the world’s greatest living expert on him. “A man such as your friend Wiggins,” he suggested mischievously. A hoax or the genuine article? I believe this material is genuine. I believe my
pocket and slipped a key into the lock. The door swung open with ease. The bull’s-eye soon located the imposing Smith-Anderson safe, a huge impenetrable iron contraption that stood defiantly in the far corner of the room. It was as tall as a man and weighed somewhere around three tons. The men knew from experience that the only way to get into this peter was by using the key – or rather the keys. There were five in all required. Certainly it would take a small army to move the giant safe, and God