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Sherlock Holmes stories

Sherlock Holmes was notorious for pretending to be who he wasn't. This time, several mystery novels are pretending to be Sherlock Holmes stories! You need to solve this puzzle by selecting the ten Holmes stories. Spoilers contained!

A collection quiz by VBookWorm. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Quiz #
Nov 10 23
# Qns
Avg Score
8 / 10
Last 3 plays: Hando (3/10), Murdox (4/10), Guest 178 (8/10).
Select the ten Sherlock Holmes stories from this jumble of classic mysteries.
There are 10 correct entries. Get 3 incorrect and the game ends.
A Study in Scarlet Poison for Breakfast The Lion's Mane The Hound of the Baskervilles The Hollow Needle The Valley of Fear The Man with the Twisted Lip The Crystal Stopper The Murders in Rue Morgue A Scandal in Bohemia The Five Orange Pips The ABC Murders Death on the Nile Sad Cypress The Purloined Letter The Sussex Vampire The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle The Sign of the Four Partners in Crime The Black Cat

Left click to select the correct answers.
Right click if using a keyboard to cross out things you know are incorrect to help you narrow things down.

Most Recent Scores
Jul 06 2024 : Hando: 3/10
Jun 24 2024 : Murdox: 4/10
Jun 24 2024 : Guest 178: 8/10
Jun 04 2024 : Guest 71: 7/10
Jun 03 2024 : Guest 46: 10/10
Jun 02 2024 : alsgatn: 10/10
May 30 2024 : Guest 2: 10/10
May 29 2024 : Guest 71: 10/10
May 22 2024 : Guest 73: 10/10

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts

The first Sherlock Holmes novel and overall-work, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is titled "A Study in Scarlet" and was published in The Strand Magazine in 1887. This was followed by the first Holmes short story, "A Scandal in Bohemia" (1891). Homes's popularity got so out of hand that Sir Doyle killed him off in the 1893 short story "The Final Problem". After thousands of bereaved fans wrote pleading letters to Sir Doyle, he resurrected Holmes in another short story, from 1903 "The Adventure of the Empty House". I guess he just needed a ten-year break from his famous creation?

"The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1902) features Sherlock Holmes hunting down a murderer who took advantage of the legend of the black hound that is the curse of the noble Baskerville family.
"The Lion's Mane" (1926) is about Holmes trying to solve a man's murder, when he wasn't even murdered at all! It was the hand of nature who killed him.
"The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" (1892) is a comic tale of a priceless gem found in the crop of a goose. Through deduction and flattery, Holmes managed to track down the thief.
"The Five Orange Pips" (1891) is a remarkable tale, featuring the notorious Ku Klux Klan and is only one of the two stories in which Holmes's client died after asking for help.
"A Scandal in Bohemia" (1891) is the only story where Holmes was defeated by none other than Irene Adler, a woman! Irene was the only woman who Holmes ever was known to have affection for.
"The Sussex Vampire" (1924) looks very strange and complex at first glance, but Holmes discovered that Mrs. Ferguson was not a vampire, but only saving her baby from his jealous stepbrother's attempts to murder him.
"A Study in Scarlet" (1887) is the first Sherlock Holmes story and in it, he solves the murders of Enoch Drebber and Joseph Stangerson.
"The Sign of the Four" (1890) is the second Holmes novel and, after the case is solved, Dr Watson finds true love and gets married.
"The Valley of Fear" (1915) has a complicated plot in which the man believed to be murdered is actually another man dressed up as the murderer, who was in hiding.
"The Man with the Twisted Lip" (1891) is about a respectable businessman who leads a double life as a beggar in order to pay off his debts.

Moving on to the incorrect options, here are the authors who wrote them:
"Sad Cypress", "The ABC Murders", "Death on the Nile", and "Partners in Crime" were written by Agatha Christie. "The Hollow Needle" and "The Crystal Stopper" were written by Maurice Leblanc. "The Purloined Letter", "The Murders in Rue Morgues", and "The Black Cat" are Edgar Allan Poe stories, and "Poison for Breakfast" is by Lemony Snicket.
Source: Author VBookWorm

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