A master of deductive reasoning who can solve the most difficult crimes by spotting obscure clues overlooked by others, dilettante sleuth Sherlock Holmes was the hero of sixty stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle between 1887 and 1927. He even rose from the dead after Doyle tried to dispatch him in his twenty-fourth adventure, and readers ...
A master of deductive reasoning who can solve the most difficult crimes by spotting obscure clues overlooked by others, dilettante sleuth Sherlock Holmes was the hero of sixty stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle between 1887 and 1927. He even rose from the dead after Doyle tried to dispatch him in his twenty-fourth adventure, and readers protested. Here, in one volume, are all four full-length novels and fifty-six short stories about the colourful adventures of Sherlock Holmes- every word Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ever wrote about Baker Street's most famous resident. Also included is an introduction by lifetime Sherlockians Barbara and Christopher Roden. The Complete Sherlock Holmes is one of Barnes & Noble's Leatherbound Classics, with an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, distinctive gilt edging and a silk-ribbon bookmark.
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Although I'd read a lot of Sherlock Holmes years ago, I'm very much enjoying the book. It's good to have all the Holmes stories together and in chronological order. However, doing that in one volume produced a book so big that's a little hard to handle. If I had it to do over, I'd try to duplicate the benefits -- completeness and chronological order -- by finding a version, if there is one, in a 2- or 3-volume edition.
Jun 28, 2012
Another Treasure from the Past
This book is a large volume of detective stories of varying length. It is an easy read and convenient if you only have time for a shorter length story. As the second of these books it also is entertaining, enjoyable and satisfying. Would recommend it to anyone who enjoys detective stories and particularly the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's master detective , Sherlock Holmes.
Jul 29, 2010
Having never before read any of the adventures of the world's favorite detective, I immediately found myself in the thick of amazing stories! A. Conan Doyle writes a first class tale! I'm glad to add this heavy volume to my library!
Jun 24, 2010
This was money well spent, the book is great, arrived in good condition and in a reasonable amount of time.
I saw it, I bought it, I like it, need I say more?.
Feb 18, 2010
Antique Book that is lovely to read
I love the antique nature of this older book and it has all of the Sherlock Holmes stories included in it.
It is for adult reading but I love the historic setting of the stories. I had never read Sherlock Holmes before and I am enjoying it very much. I enjoy reading and learning from an English perspective in these stories.
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