The Sherlock Holmes Collection: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Hound of the Baskervilles; The Return of Sherlock Holmes (epub edition) (Collins Classics)

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Collins Classics brings you a selection of the best-loved stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring one of literature’s favourite detectives, Sherlock Holmes.

Who introduced Dr Watson to the world’s greatest detective? What killed Sir Charles Baskerville? And how did Sherlock Holmes escape certain death at the Reichenbach Falls? This collection of original tales by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle reveals all!

Since his debut in the Strand magazine over a hundred years ago, Sherlock Holmes and his thrilling adventures have entertained millions of readers - rediscover the original stories that made Holmes a household name.

THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: Set against the foggy, mysterious backdrops of Victorian London and an English countryside heaving with secret menace, these are the first twelve stories ever published to feature Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr Watson.

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES: Conan Doyle’s best known novel follows Holmes and Watson as they investigate the mysterious demise of Sir Charles Baskerville, whose body is found on the desolate Devonshire moors. Is his death related to a supernatural curse?

THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: Three years after the supposed death of Sherlock Holmes and his archenemy Professor Moriarty in the torrent of the Reichenbach Falls, a mysterious figure appears to the ever-loyal Dr Watson.

Complete with a Life & Times section, which offers insight into the author, his works and the time of publication, and a handy glossary adapted from the Collins English Dictionary, this Collins Classics Collection will enhance your reading experience of Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels.

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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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HarperCollins UK
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Published on
Jan 1, 2014
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Pages
1344
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ISBN
9780007569519
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
Fiction / Thrillers / Historical
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Killer Christmas (Book 1)

After breaking up with hunky movie star Nick Doyle, superstar singer Emma Wild returns to her hometown for Christmas to get away from it all. In Hartfield, a small town in Ontario, Canada, she gets caught up in a murder case after a fan's drink is poisoned at the Chocoholic Cafe, owned by Emma's sister Mirabelle.

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Things are heating up with Emma’s high school sweetheart, the handsome Detective Sterling Matthews, but when her movie star ex, Nick Doyle, comes looking for her with a huge diamond engagement ring, Emma’s world turns upside down. 

When the owner of The Sweet Dreams Inn is stabbed to death with a chunky knitting needle, Nick is the prime suspect because he is the inn's only guest. Emma and Sterling must work together once again to prove Nick's innocence and find the real killer.

Three’s a crowd in this murder case. Will Emma make up her mind between her first love and her Hollywood hunk?

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The mayor of Hartfield asks Emma to perform at the annual Snowman Festival, where there are a plethora of fun activities to cure the townspeople of their winter blues every January. But when the mayor’s two children are kidnapped in broad daylight during the snowman building contest, Emma snaps into detective mode. The only clue she has is a ransom note, which contains a couple of lines from an obscure poet named Harold Winken. She thought she also saw the children talking to a man from the stage when she was performing, but she has no idea who this mysterious man could be.

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Can she figure out who it is before the murderer kills someone else?

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