'Holmes', I cried'. Is it really you? Can it indeed be that you are alive? Is it possible that you succeeded in climbing out of that awful abyss?' Missing, presumed dead, for three years, Sherlock Holmes returns triumphantly to his dear companion Dr Watson. And not before time! London has never been in more need of his extraordinary services: a ...
'Holmes', I cried'. Is it really you? Can it indeed be that you are alive? Is it possible that you succeeded in climbing out of that awful abyss?' Missing, presumed dead, for three years, Sherlock Holmes returns triumphantly to his dear companion Dr Watson. And not before time! London has never been in more need of his extraordinary services: a murderous individual with an air gun stalks the city. Among thirteen further brilliant tales of mystery, detection and deduction, Sherlock Holmes investigates the problem of the Norwood Builder, deciphers the message of the Dancing Men, and cracks the case of the Six Napoleons.
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Dr. John Watson resumes his records of his friend's adventures with the adventure of the Empty House. This story alone contains several rich nuggets. The understatement of the death of Watson's wife, the introduction of the only character in Holmes lore that was a true threat on the scale of Prof. Moriarty, and the "face in the window" that would re-appear in a later adventure as well as in one of the Basil Rathbone films.
Jul 11, 2007
The World's Greatest Sleuth Returns
The return of the world's greatest (fictional) Detective.... If you are already familiar with Holmes brilliant powers of deduction, his keen sense of observation, his mastery at being the reknown infamous sleuth, then, well, you will want to read more. Such as the additional mysteries in this volume such as "The missimg three-quarter", "The Empty House" and more (13 stories in all).
If you have not made the acquaintance of this amazing detective, you may want to start with the well known "The Hounds of the Baskerviles" before plunging into this volume.
Any story/mystery with Holmes and Dr. Watson are worth reading and re-reading....
Publishers Weekly, 2003-02-03 Those for whom the Oxford University Press edition (1993) was not the final word on the canon won't want to miss the latest volume in the Sherlock Holmes Reference Library, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and edited by Leslie S. Klinger. As David Stuart Davies notes in his introduction, Klinger provides annotations at once "scholarly, instructive and enlightening," as well as chronologies for the individual stories and a bibliography of secondary works. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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