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Mixed Bag: Story Time for Grown-Ups
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two at lunchtime. Bring your lunch, bring your knitting, bring a friend. Brown bag lunches welcome!
August 2012 - Mystery Classics
Aristide Valentin, head of the Paris Police Department, has followed Flambeau, the world’s most famous criminal, all the way to England. Valentin believes that Flambeau will try to steal a valuable religious article that is to be displayed at the international conference of clergymen being held in London. After all, what could be easier than stealing from a trusting holy father? Ah, but Valentin and Flambeau have yet to meet Father Brown. This is the first of the Father Brown mysteries, published in 1910.
Dr. Watson assists Sherlock Holmes in an interesting case involving royalty and blackmail. This is the first short story about Sherlock Holmes, published in 1891 following Doyle’s two successful novels about Holmes, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four. It is also the story in which Sherlock Holmes meets Irene Adler, whom he afterwards always refers to as the woman.
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