Yesterday's fine books and manuscripts auction at Bonham's offered the following mystery-related items:
• 30 letters from Arthur Conan Doyle that pertain to the George Edalji case; related materials have revealed the fabrication of evidence and an attempt to blacken the author's reputation. The letters were valued at $30,000–60,000 and were sold for $20,453.
• Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894), along with an inscribed Conan Doyle visiting card and a letter from publisher George Newnes to the winner of a Sherlock Holmes competition, $1648
• The Works, Crowborough ed. (1930), signed by Conan Doyle, $8790
• Set of first-edition Dashiell Hammett novels, $6592