A novelization of the hit film script by I.A.L. Diamond and Billy Wilder. After an encounter with the Russian ballet when Holmes acquires his Stradivarius and Watson is deeply embarrassed, the story follows the consulting detective's adventures that begin with a missing Belgian engineer and his nearly-drowned wife and continue via twenty-four canaries, seven Trappist monks and six midget acrobats to a confrontation, foreseen by Mycroft Holmes, with no less a phenomenon than the Loch Ness Monster! Dr. Watson is constantly humiliated in his unusual role as valet to Mr. and Mrs. Ashdown, otherwise known as...
Used availability for Michael Hardwick's Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
January 1975 : UK Hardback
October 1975 : UK Hardback
November 1970 : UK Paperback