The Return of Sherlock Holmes: Volume 2

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This was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had "died" in "The Adventure of the Final Problem". Having published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901?1902 (although setting it before Holmes' death) Doyle came under intense pressure to revive his famous character.

THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING THREE-QUARTER
THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN

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This collection contains stories set from 1894, giving Holmes the period from 1891-94 to explain - "The Great Hiatus" has been the subject of intense speculation and analysis by Sherlockian enthusiasts.

Also of note is Watson's statement at the end of the cycle that Holmes has retired, and forbids him to publish any more stories.

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Dec 31, 1905
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Au n° 3 de Lauriston Gardens près de Londres, dans une maison vide, un homme est trouvé mort. Assassiné ? Aucune blessure apparente ne permet de le dire, en dépit des taches de sang qui maculent la pièce. Sur le mur, griffonnée à la hâte, une inscription : » Rache ! « . Vengeance ! en allemand. Vingt ans plus tôt, en 1860, dans les gorges de la Nevada, en Utah, Jean Ferrier est exécuté par des mormons sanguinaires chargés de faire respecter la loi du prophète. Sa fille, Lucie, est séquestrée dans le harem du fils de l’Ancien. Quel lien entre ces deux événements aussi insolites que tragiques ? Un fil ténu, un fil rouge que seul Sherlock Holmes est capable de dérouler. Une intrigue toute en subtilités où, pour la première fois, Watson découvre le maître.

Dr James Mortimer asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate the death of his friend, Sir Charles Baskerville. Sir Charles was found dead on the grounds of his Devonshire estate, Baskerville Hall, and Mortimer now fears for Sir Charles's nephew and sole heir, Sir Henry Baskerville, who is the new master of Baskerville Hall. The death was attributed to a heart attack, but Mortimer is suspicious, because Sir Charles died with an expression of horror on his face, and Mortimer noticed "the footprints of a gigantic hound" nearby. The Baskerville family has supposedly been under a curse since the era of the English Civil War when ancestor Hugo Baskerville allegedly offered his soul to the devil for help in abducting a woman and was reportedly killed by a giant spectral hound.

Dr Jakub Mortimer z Grimpen w hrabstwie Devon przybywa na Baker Street przedstawiając Sherlockowi Holmesowi i Watsonowi wstrząsającą legendę o Psie Baskerville’ów zanotowaną w manuskrypcie datowanym na rok 1742 r. Legenda głosi, że sto lat wcześniej czyli w roku 1642 Hugo Baskerville, znany z pijaństwa i rozpusty, porwał cnotliwą córkę swego sąsiada i na cześć jej nastawał. Panna zbiegła z zamkniętej komnaty przez okno, zaś nikczemnik psy gończe spuściwszy ze smyczy ścigał ją jak zwierzę na łowach. Towarzysze pijatyki jadący za nim twierdzili zgodnie, iż widzieli jak po odnalezieniu dzieweczki, padłej z wycieńczenia, Hugona zagryzł pies straszliwy. I od tej pory klątwa na ród jego spadła. 

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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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