A. C. Doyle
In a rip-roaring journey of peril and adventure, four explorers find a lost prehistoric world in the remote wilds of South America. Huge pterodactyls rule the skies and the jungle beneath is home to lumbering stegosaurus, carnivorous dinosaurs and terrifying ape-men. If the adventurers can survive then fame and fortune almost certainly await them back in London, but in this dangerous land that defies all science and reason who knows what could happen.
First published in 1912, this thrilling story by the creator of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson was the inspiration for Jurassic Park.
Sherlock Holmes, the greatest fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was the creation of Scottish born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is renowned for his skillful use of deductive reasoning and astute observation to solve difficult cases. He is arguably the most famous fictional detective ever created, and is one of the best known and most universally recognizable literary characters in any genre.
Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories that featured Holmes.
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Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories that featured Holmes. All but four stories were narrated by Holmes' friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson, two having been narrated by Holmes himself, and two others written in the third person. The first two stories, short novels, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887 and Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two serialized novels appeared almost right up to Conan Doyle's death in 1930. The stories cover a period from around 1878 up to 1903, with a final case in 1914.
The study at 221b Baker Street, NW1
A weak man in thrall to a dangerous woman. Sherlock Holmes hatches a plan to save the reputation of one of the crowned heads of Europe. But is he on the right side? The weak man is revealed to be a foolish King and as for the dangerous woman... Well, she turns out to be not just a woman but... the woman.
The question is, will Holmes ever be the same again?
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.
The creator of Sherlock Holmes invites readers into the darkest corners of his imagination with these spooky and suspenseful tales meant to be read “round the fire” on a winter’s night. Grotesque characters, bizarre phenomena, diabolical deeds, and terrifying twists of fate abound in mysteries such as “The Club-Footed Grocer,” “The Brazilian Cat,” “The Sealed Room,” and “The Brown Hand.” From the supernatural to the sinister, the hair-raising to the spine-tingling, this creepy collection is a must-read for fans of the world’s greatest detective and his inimitable creator.
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* annotated with concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* illustrated with the original Sherlock Holmes images
* images of how the books first appeared, giving your EReader a taste of the Victorian texts
* ALMOST all of the Sherlock Holmes stories (due to copyright) – even the rare and unfinished THE ADVENTURE OF THE TALL MAN
* the rare comic opera Conan Doyle collaborated on with Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie
* ALL of the short stories and short story collections have their own unique contents tables – choose from a vast range of amazing and rare short stories
* rare non-fiction texts
* Conan Doyle’s historic war treatises with maps and more
* scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* features five rare plays by Conan Doyle, including SHERLOCK HOLMES - explore the Great Man's theatrical talents!
* scarce non-fiction works, including the GEORGE EDALJI and OSCAR SLATER real-life crime cases that Conan Doyle helped solve!
* UPDATED with rare works and stories
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The Sherlock Holmes Collections
SHERLOCK HOLMES: AN INTRODUCTION
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
THE FIELD BAZAAR
HOW WATSON LEARNT THE TRICK
THE ADVENTURE OF THE TALL MAN
The Sherlock Holmes Stories
The Challenger Works
THE LOST WORLD
THE POISON BELT
THE WHITE COMPANY
THE GREAT SHADOW
Other Novels and Novellas
THE MYSTERY OF CLOOMBER
THE FIRM OF GIRDLESTONE
THE DOINGS OF RAFFLES HAW
BEYOND THE CITY
THE STARK MUNRO LETTERS
THE TRAGEDY OF THE KOROSKO
The Short Story Collections
THE CAPTAIN OF THE POLESTAR AND OTHER TALES.
THE GREAT KEINPLATZ EXPERIMENT AND OTHER TALES OF TWILIGHT AND THE UNSEEN
MY FRIEND THE MURDERER AND OTHER MYSTERIES AND ADVENTURES
THE GULLY OF BLUEMANSDYKE AND OTHER STORIES
ROUND THE RED LAMP
THE GREEN FLAG AND OTHER STORIES
THE EXPLOITS OF BRIGADIER GERARD
THE ADVENTURES OF GERARD
ROUND THE FIRE STORIES
THE LAST OF THE LEGIONS AND OTHER TALES OF LONG AGO
THE LAST GALLEY
DANGER! AND OTHER STORIES
TALES OF TERROR AND MYSTERY
THE DEALINGS OF CAPTAIN SHARKEY AND OTHER TALES OF PIRATES
THE MAN FROM ARCHANGEL AND OTHER TALES OF ADVENTURE
UNCOLLECTED SHORT STORIES
The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
JANE ANNIE, OR THE GOOD CONDUCT PRIZE
THE SPECKLED BAND
THE CROWN DIAMOND
SONGS OF ACTION
SONGS OF THE ROAD
THE GUARDS CAME THROUGH
The Non Fiction
THE GREAT BOER WAR
THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA
THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR
THE CRIME OF THE CONGO
THE CASE OF MR. GEORGE EDALJI
THE CASE OF MR. OSCAR SLATER
THE HOLOCAUST OF MANOR PLACE
THE BRAVOES OF MARKET-DRAYTON
THE DEBATABLE CASE OF MRS. EMSLEY
THE LOVE AFFAIR OF GEORGE VINCENT PARKER
THE BRITISH CAMPAIGN IN FRANCE AND FLANDERS VOLUMES I-VI
A VISIT TO THREE FRONTS. JUNE 1916
A GLIMPSE OF THE ARMY
GREAT BRITAIN AND THE NEXT WAR
THE FUTURE OF CANADIAN LITERATURE
THE NEW REVELATION
THE VITAL MESSAGE
THE WANDERINGS OF A SPIRITUALIST
THE COMING OF THE FAIRIES
These stories, originally published in the Strand Magazine, follow Holmes from the astonishing heights of his deductive powers to the bottom of a treacherous gorge in Switzerland. “Silver Blaze,” a case that famously hinges on the “curious incident of the dog in the night-time,” finds the detective employing his singular imagination to locate a missing racehorse. In “The Greek Interpreter,” Holmes and his brilliant older brother, Mycroft, team up to put an end to a diabolical extortion scheme. And, most notoriously, criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty makes his first appearance in “The Final Problem,” a story that begins with the discovery of a secret criminal organization overtaking England, and ends on a cliff overlooking the Reichenbach Falls. With a heavy heart, Dr. Watson tells the world what no one wants to hear: Holmes and his archenemy have plunged to their deaths together, locked in mortal combat.
This legendary collection, which Arthur Conan Doyle intended to bring a fitting end to the Sherlock Holmes saga, also includes “The Musgrave Ritual,” “The Reigate Puzzle,” “The Crooked Man,” and “The Resident Patient.” Each of these eleven stories is now recognized as a masterpiece of crime fiction, and a clear indication that the peerless sleuth was not yet ready to leave the stage for good.
This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
"Bundan emin değilim," diye cevap verdim. "Gazetelerde gördüğümüz bütün olaylar istisnasız oldukça çıplak ve yeterince kaba. Polis raporlarıysa aşırı derecede gerçekçi ama yine de kabul etmeliyiz ki, sonuç ne fantastik, ne de sanatsal."
Sayfaları Çevirdikçe heyecan dozu artan bir Sherlock Holmes macerası okuyacaksınız.
Keyifli okumalar dileriz…
Yeryüzündeki en iyi arkadaş...
Sevilen bir eş ve değerli bir baba...
Oysa o, tehlikeli bir akıl hastası...
Farkına bile varmadan cinayet işleyebilecek kadar kontrolsüz...
Üstelik hedefinde daima on yakın insanlar var...
Bazen azılı bir katil, duygusuz bir adam; normalde ise müşfik bir baba...
Oğlu, babasından gelecek tehlikelerden uzak olsun diye yatılı okula gönderiliyor...
Ya eşi? Hiçbir şeyin farkında değil...
Bu soylu adam, gururu incinmeden durdurulmayı bekliyor...
Eşi bu büyük sorumluluğu yerine getirme telaşında...
Bakalım ağabeyi, kız kardeşini bu adamdan, kocasından koruyabilecek mi?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle'nin öykü kahramanı Sherlock Holmes'e, roman boyunca yaptığı akıl yürütmelerle, soğukkanlılığı, azmi ve zekâsıyla hayran kalacak, arkadaşı Dr. Watson'un sürükleyici anlatımıyla kendinizi masalsı bir serüvenin tam ortasında bulacaksınız.
Tıpkı yaşadığımız gerçek dünyada olduğu gibi, suçun ve masumiyetin nerede başladığını, nerede bittiğini sorgulatan, insanların zayıf ve güçlü yanlarını bir kanaviçe gibi işleyen eserin içinde yavaş yavaş gelişen büyük ve masum bir aşka da şahitlik edeceksiniz."
“….Benim için fırsat doğmuştu, Watson. Faytonun arkasına mı sıçrasam yoksa peşinden mi koşsam diye düşünürken başka bir fayton geldi. Arabacı paspal görünümlü müşterisine şöyle bir baktı, fakat ben itiraz etmesine fırsat vermeden faytona atladım. St.Monica Kilisesi'ne, deydim , ve yirmi dakikada gidersen bir altın alırsın. Saat on ikiye yirmi beş vardı ve ufukta beni nelerin beklediğini az çok belli olmuştu. Fayton adeta uçuyordu; hiç bukadar hızlı gittiğimi hatırlamıyorum. Ama öbürküler bizden hızlıydılar. Kiliseye daldım. İçerisi bomboştu, sadece takip ettiğim iki kişi ve bir de onlarla ağız kavgasına başlayan beyaz cüppeli bir papaz vardı….”
Daha önce Sherlock Holmes polisiye romanları dizisi içinde yayınladığımız Kızıl Soruşturma ve Baskervilleler'in Köpeği adlı iki harikulâde Sherlock Holmes macerasının ardında yayınladığımız Korku Vadisi, dizinin üçüncü kitabıdır.
Bu macerada kahramanımız Holmes yakın dostu Dr. Watson ile yine ilginç ve heyecanlı bir olayın izini sürmekte. Akıl almaz yöntemlerle, en ufak ayrıntıları değerlendirip, ipuçlarını birleştirerek, akıl yoluyla Korku Vadisi'nin esrarı çözülecek.