Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 26, 2003 - Fiction - 1856 pages
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Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in one eBook, Bantam Classics presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle’s classic hero—a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes’s adventures in crime!

Volume I includes the early novel A Study in Scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius of Sherlock Holmes to the world. This baffling murder mystery, with the cryptic word Rache written in blood, first brought Holmes together with Dr. John Watson. Next, The Sign of Four presents Holmes’s famous “seven percent solution” and the strange puzzle of Mary Morstan in the quintessential locked-room mystery. Also included are Holmes’s feats of extraordinary deception in such famous cases as the chilling “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” the baffling riddle of “The Musgrave Ritual,” and the ingeniously plotted “The Five Orange Pips.”

Volume II begins with The Hound of Baskervilles, a haunting novel of murder on eerie Grimpen Moor, which has rightly earned its reputation as the finest murder mystery ever written. The Valley of Fear matches Holmes against his archenemy, the master of imaginative crime, Professor Moriarty. In addition, the loyal Dr. Watson has faithfully recorded Holmes’s feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the thrilling “The Adventure of the Red Circle,” Holmes’s tragic and fortunately premature farewell in “The Final Problem,” and the twelve baffling adventures from The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes.

Conan Doyle’s incomparable tales bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221 B Baker Street, where for more than forty years Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.
 

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THE BEST!!!
I've already read it twice on my hard cover book and now I can carry it everywhere without adding any extra weight to my luggage. I love it! :-)

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Contents

A Study in Scarlet l
54
A Scandal in Bohemia
239
The Redheaded League
263
A Case ofIdentity
287
The Boscombe Valley Mystery
306
The Five Orange Pips
331
The Man with the Twisted Lip
351
The Adventure of the Blue C arbuncle
375
The StockBrokers Clerk
565
The Adventure of the Empty House
759
The Adventure of the Norwood Builder
781
The Adventure of the Dancing Men
806
The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist
832
The Adventure of the Priory School
852
The Adventure of Black Peter
885
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
906

The Adventure of the Speckled Band
396
The Adventure of the Engineers Thumb
423
The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
444
The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
467
The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
492
Silver Blaze
521
The Yellow Face
546
The Adventure of the Six Napoleons
924
The Adventure of the Three Students
946
The Adventure of the Golden PinceNez
964
The Adventure of the Missing ThreeQuarter
987
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange
1009
The Adventure of the Second Stain
1033
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and began to write stories while he was a student. Over his life he produced more than thirty books, 150 short stories, poems, plays and essays across a wide range of genres. His most famous creation is the detective Sherlock Holmes, who he introduced in his first novel A Study in Scarlet (1887). This was followed in 1889 by an historical novel, Micah Clarke. In 1893 Conan Doyle published 'The Final Problem' in which he killed off his famous detective so that he could turn his attention more towards historical fiction. However Holmes was so popular that Conan Doyle eventually relented and published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901. The events of the The Hound of the Baskervilles are set before those of 'The Final Problem' but in 1903 new Sherlock Holmes stories began to appear that revealed that the detective had not died after all. He was finally retired in 1927. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died on July 7, 1930.


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