Sherlock Holmes examines the violent murder of a colonel, apparently by his wife. In eighteenth-century Italy, a nobleman plots deadly revenge against his former friend. Father Brown investigates the case of a man brutally beheaded in a garden. A policeman rents a bungalow where a young man had mysteriously disappeared. A selection of stories by some of the greatest writers of detective fi ction, Classic Tales for Children: Detective Stories is for those who love to get to the bottom of things.