The books of Sherlock Holmes are about mystery, but this case is an unusual one. Even though it is about murder, it is a sort of twisted kind of murder, to the extent that it was not even about murder, but it appeared to be.
The Man with the Twisted Lip
The story begins when Watson, Sherlock Holmes's assistant and friend, goes to an opium den to find a friend. To his surprise, he finds Sherlock Holmes in the den, appearing to have smoked opium. It turns out that he went there to investigate on a recent crime he was working on. It turns out that someone by the name of Neville St. Clair has entered that den, but he was never seen coming out of it, or in other words, he was killed in there. Shortly after Watson came, he ordered a dog-cart and travelled to Neville St. Clair's house, as to facilitate inquiries. Sherlock Holmes relates the story to Watson as follows:
Some years ago, Neville St. Clair went to a place called Lee, that is the place Sherlock Holmes and Watson were travelling to, appearing to have lots of money. He got along quite well with people in the neighbourhood, and married. The Monday before Sherlock Holmes investigated, Mr. Neville St. Clair went into town earlier than usual, saying he had business matters had to be attended to, and promised to buy a box of bricks back for his son. After that, Mrs . St. Clair had her lunch, and was walking past Swandam Lane and heard a cry, turned in the direction and saw her husband beckoning to her from aa second-floor window. Apparently, someone had kidnapped him. She ran to the place where she saw her husband, that is, the opium den, But however she was pushed down the stairs into the street just as she was ascending the stairs to the room. She ran away and reported the matter to the police, and the group went back to the opium den. The problem was there was no sign of Mr. St. Clair, only someone else. Both the peson and the lascar swore nobody else had been in the room that afternoon. Suddenly, Mrs....