The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

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Doubleday, 1930 - Fiction - 1122 pages
1180 Reviews
Here, collected in one volume, are all four full-length novels and 56 short stories chronicling the colorful adventures of Sherlock Holmes--every word Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ever wrote about Baker Street's most famous resident.
  

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Some nice plot writing, and good writing in general. - Goodreads
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There are 3 attributes of a good detective. - Goodreads
They are small , which makes it easy to read them. - Flipkart
... and font is a bit small but legible... - Flipkart
Story lines are a little far fetched, but a fun read. - Goodreads

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I try to read this collection of 56 short stories and 4 novels at least once a year, although it has probably been at least 2-3 years since I last read. Sherlock Holmes was the character who made it ... Read full review

Review: The Complete Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes #1-9)

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

It is commonly known that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle despised his Sherlock character, and could not wait to "finish him off", but for some reason I just cannot get enough of this sardonic genius! Read full review

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Contents

Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of fohn H Watson M D
14
The Science of Deduction
19
The Lauriston Garden Mystery
25
What John Ranee Had to Tell
32
Our Advertisement Brings a Visitor
36
Tobias Gregson Shows What He Can Do
41
Light in the Darkness
46
The Country of the Saints 1 On the Great Alkali Plain
52
The Adventure of the Second Stain
650
Mr Sherlock Holmes
669
The Problem
679
Sir Henry Baskerville
685
Three Broken Threads
692
Baskerville Hall
698
The Stapletons of the Merripit House
704
First Report of Dr Watson
712

The Flower of Utah
58
John Ferrier Talks with the Prophet
62
A night for Life
65
The Avenging Angels
71
A Continuation of the Reminiscences of John Watson M D
76
The Conclusion
83
THE SIGN OF FOUR
87
The Science of Deduction
88
The Statement of the Case
94
In Quest of a Solution
97
The Story of the Baldheaded Man
100
The Tragedy of Pondicherry Lodge
106
Sherlock Holmes Gives a Demonstration
110
The Episode of the Barrel i5
115
The Baker Street Irregulars
122
A Break in the Chain
128
The End of the Islander
134
The Great Agra Treasure
139
The Strange Story of Jonathan Small
143
ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
159
A Scandal in Bohemia
160
The Redheaded League
176
A Case of Identity
190
Silver Blaze
335
The Yellow Face
350
The Stockbrokers Clerk
362
The Gloria Scott
374
The Musgrave Ritual
386
The Reigate Puzzle
398
The Crooked Man
411
The Resident Patient
422
The Greek Interpreter
435
The Naval Treaty
447
The Final Problem
469
The Adventure of the Empty House 483
482
The Adventure of the Norwood Builder
496
The Adventure of the Dancing Men
511
The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist
526
The Adventure of the Priory School
538
The Adventure of Black Peter
558
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
572
The Adventure of the Six Napoleons
582
The Adventure of the Three Students
596
The Adventure of the Golden PinceNez
607
The Adventure of the Missing ThreeQuarter
622
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange
635
Second Report of Dr Watson
716
Extract from the Diary of Dr Watson
726
The Man on the Tor
732
Death on the Moor
740
Fixing the Nets
747
The Hound of the Baskervilles
749
A Retrospection
761
THE VALLEY OF FEAR
767
The Tragedy of Birlstone 1 The Warning
769
Sherlock Holmes Discourses
774
The Tragedy of Birlstone
779
Darkness
784
The People of the Drama
791
A Dawning Light
798
The Solution
806
The Scowrers 1 The Man
815
The Bodymaster
820
Lodge 341 Vermissa
830
The Valley of Fear
839
The Darkest Hour
846
Danger
853
The Trapping of Birdy Edwards
859
Epilogue
865
HIS LAST
867
The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
868
The Singular Experience of Mr John Scott Eccles 869
877
The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
888
The Adventure of the Red Circle
901
The Adventure of the BrucePartington Plans
931
The Adventure of the Dying Detective
932
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
942
The Adventure of the Devils Foot
954
His Last Bow 97
957
The Adventure of the Illustrious Client
984
The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier
1000
The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone
1012
The Adventure of the Three Gables
1023
The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire
1033
The Adventure of the Three Garridcbs
1044
The Problem of Thor Bridge
1054
The Adventure of the Creeping Man
1070
The Adventure of the Lions Mane
1083
The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger
1095
The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place
1102
The Adventure of the Retired Colourman
1113
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About the author (1930)

The most famous fictional detective in the world is Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. However, Doyle was, at best, ambivalent about his immensely successful literary creation and, at worst, resentful that his more "serious" fiction was relatively ignored. Born in Edinburgh, Doyle studied medicine from 1876 to 1881 and received his M.D. in 1885. He worked as a military physician in South Africa during the Boer War and was knighted in 1902 for his exceptional service. Doyle was drawn to writing at an early age. Although he attempted to enter private practice in Southsea, Portsmouth, in 1882, he soon turned to writing in his spare time; it eventually became his profession. As a Liberal Unionist, Doyle ran, unsuccessfully, for Parliament in 1903. During his later years, Doyle became an avowed spiritualist. Doyle sold his first story, "The Mystery of the Sasassa Valley," to Chambers' Journal in 1879. When Doyle published the novel, A Study in Scarlet in 1887, Sherlock Holmes was introduced to an avid public. Doyle is reputed to have used one of his medical professors, Dr. Joseph Bell, as a model for Holmes's character. Eventually, Doyle wrote three additional Holmes novels and five collections of Holmes short stories. A brilliant, though somewhat eccentric, detective, Holmes employs scientific methods of observation and deduction to solve the mysteries that he investigates. Although an "amateur" private detective, he is frequently called upon by Scotland Yard for assistance. Holmes's assistant, the faithful Dr. Watson, provides a striking contrast to Holmes's brilliant intellect and, in Doyle's day at least, serves as a character with whom the reader can readily identify. Having tired of Holmes's popularity, Doyle even tried to kill the great detective in "The Final Problem" but was forced by an outraged public to resurrect him in 1903. Although Holmes remained Doyle's most popular literary creation, Doyle wrote prolifically in other genres, including historical adventure, science fiction, and supernatural fiction. Despite Doyle's sometimes careless writing, he was a superb storyteller. His great skill as a popular author lay in his technique of involving readers in his highly entertaining adventures.

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a Scottish physician and prolific writer most renowned for his ingenious Sherlock Holmes detective stories A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear, His Last Bow, and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. His collected body of work includes science fiction stories, historical novels, plays, romances, poetry, and nonfiction. Conan Doyle was knighted by King Edward VII in 1902 after writing a widely acclaimed pamphlet defending the British position in the Boer War.

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