After a sumptuous wedding, the bride disappears during the party. The wealthy Lord Simon, the groom, doesn’t know whether his new wife - Hetty Doran of San Francisco - is dead or alive, or if she’s been kidnapped, or has left with another man behind his back. There had been some strange happenings before her disappearance, including at the wedding, when Hetty dropped her bouquet and a man at the front row of the church handed it back to her. After the ceremony and back at home, her mood had suddenly soured and she’d gone up to her room, from where she had vanished. The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor is part of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes .Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Scotland and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. After his studies, he worked as a ship’s surgeon on various boats. During the Second Boer War, he was an army doctor in South Africa. When he came back to the United Kingdom, he opened his own practice and started writing crime books. He is best known for his thrilling stories about the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. He published four novels and more than 50 short-stories starring the detective and Dr Watson, and they play an important role in the history of crime fiction. Other than the Sherlock Holmes series, Doyle wrote around thirty more books, in genres such as science-fiction, fantasy, historical novels, but also poetry, plays, and non-fiction.