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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.
"A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which was first published in 1887. It is the first story to feature the character of Sherlock Holmes, who would later become one of the most famous literary detective characters, with long-lasting interest and appeal."
The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin. Sherlock Holmes and his companion Doctor Watson investigate the case. This was the first appearance of Holmes since his intended death in "The Final Problem", and the success of The Hound of the Baskervilles led to the character's eventual revival.
In 2003, the book was listed as number 128 of 200 on the BBC's The Big Read poll of the UK's "best-loved novel." In 1999, it was listed as the top Holmes novel, with a rating from Sherlockian scholars of 100 of 100.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle authored this collection of short stories, which makes for a perfect modern detective novel. Sherlock Holmes, the most famous private detective in literature, makes his first appearance in these stories. This pioneering hero - accompanied by his illustrious partner, Doctor Watson - is led by his flair for solving enigmas that are as thrilling as they are mysterious. With his remarkable memory and knowledge of scientific facts, Sherlock Holmes gets to the bottom of all the crimes he faces.
I. A Scandal in Bohemia
II. The Red-headed League
III. A Case of Identity
IV. The Boscombe Valley Mystery
V. The Five Orange Pips
VI. The Man with the Twisted Lip
VII. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
VIII. The Adventure of the Speckled Band
IX. The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb
X. The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
XI. The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
XII. The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes are a collection of twelve short stories (eleven in American editions) published in The Strand as further episodes of the Adventures between December 1892 and December 1893 with original illustrations by Sidney Paget.
They include one of the most famous Sherlock Holmes stories, The Adventure of the Final Problem, in which Doyle "kills" Holmes. Several of the stories are told in a way which told more from Holmes point of view, as he tells Watson some of his early work that he did before meeting the doctor.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, father of crime fiction, officially killed off his character Sherlock Holmes in the story "The Adventure of the Final Problem". Holmes, famous for his intellectual prowess, his keen observation skills, and for giving Robert Downey Jr. his second blockbuster in as many years, is everybody's favorite detective. These stories constitute a "come back" of Sherlock, given the intense pressure Doyle received from his fans. These 13 stories are the final of the 56 featuring this character, and are some of the best.
[The Return of Sherlock Holmes]
1."The Adventure of the Empty House" (The return of Holmes) Client(s)None (Lestrade benefits though)
2."The Adventure of the Norwood Builder" Client(s)John Hector McFarlane
3."The Adventure of the Dancing Men" Client(s)Hilton Cubitt
4."The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist" Client(s)Violet Smith
5."The Adventure of the Priory School" Client(s)Thorneycroft HuxtableThe Duke of Holdernesse
6."The Adventure of Black Peter" Client(s)Inspector Stanley Hopkins
7."The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton" Client(s)Lady Eva Blackwell
8."The Adventure of the Six Napoleons" Client(s)Inspector Lestrade
9."The Adventure of the Three Students" Client(s)Hilton Soames
10."The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez" Client(s)Inspector Stanley Hopkins
11."The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter" Client(s)Cyril Overton
12."The Adventure of the Abbey Grange" Client(s)Inspector Stanley Hopkins
13."The Adventure of the Second Stain" Client(s)Lord Bellinger, Trelawney Hope, and the British Government
The Sign of the Four (1890), also called The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 stories starring the fictional detective.
The story is set in 1888. The Sign of the Four has a complex plot involving service in East India Company, India, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts ("the Four" of the title) and two corrupt prison guards. It presents the detective's drug habit and humanizes him in a way that had not been done in A Study in Scarlet. It also introduces Doctor Watson's future wife, Mary Morstan.
His Last Bow is a collection of seven Sherlock Holmes stories (eight in some editions) by Arthur Conan Doyle, first in The Strand Magazine September 1908 to December 1913, plus the one-off title story (September 1917), also called A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes under Reminiscences of Mr. Sherlock Holmes. "The Adventure of Wistaria Lodge" was originally in two parts: "The Singular Experience of Mr. John Scott Eccles" and "The Tiger of San Pedro". "Wistaria" is not misspelled here, later often spelled "Wisteria".
The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is based on the supposedly real-life exploits of the Molly Maguires and Pinkerton agent James McParland. The story was first published in the Strand Magazine between September 1914 and May 1915, and the first book edition was copyrighted in 1914 and published by George H. Doran Company in New York on 27 February 1915. Illustrated by Arthur I. Keller.