"The Red-Headed League" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Jabez Wilson is invited to join an elite professional society, but when the group suddenly disbands, Wilson wonders if he's been the victim of a joke. He asks detective Sherlock Holmes to investigate. Read the full text here.
Here are links to our lists for other works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Five Orange Pips