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Die Rückkehr des Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes #6)

4.28  ·  Rating Details  ·  28,710 Ratings  ·  794 Reviews
Dr. Watson kann es kaum glauben: Sherlock Holmes, den alle für tot gehalten haben, steht plötzlich leibhaftig bei ihm im Zimmer. Und schon warten mehrere ungelöste Fälle auf die beiden...Dreizehn Kurzgeschichten mit vertrackten Fällen des Meisterdetektivs.
Paperback, 461 pages
Published 2007 by Insel (first published 1904)
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Diamond Cowboy
Jan 24, 2016 Diamond Cowboy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great collection of thirteen Sherlock Holmes detective stories. These occur after Sherlock supposibley dies in the last collection. The author was under a lot of pressure to revive Sherlock Holmes and masterfully does in this volume.
Enjoy and Be Blessed.
Diamond
Kenchiin
Mar 22, 2016 Kenchiin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic-mystery
Quality varies among the different short stories, but overall... a pleasure to read.
K.D. Absolutely
Jun 14, 2012 K.D. Absolutely rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: Apokripos
I know now why this collection of 13 short stories is called “The Return..” In the last story of “Memoirs” entitled The Final Problem, Watson says that Holmes has retired and will no longer publish new stories. Now in real life, between that story which was published in 1893 and 1903, the period called by Sherlock fans as “The Great Hiatus,” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle only wrote his third novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles (said to be his greatest novel). So, while writing the first story of the c ...more
Jaro
May 31, 2016 Jaro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read in The Complete Sherlock Holmes.
Jim Ef
Dec 09, 2015 Jim Ef rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He's back!!!
How could i give anything but 5 stars? I can only imagine how people in the early years of the 20th century, how much joy they had in their hearts when the beloved character came back from the dead to solve another mystery. You know what he is still alive. Characters like Sherlock Holmes never die.
Norah Una Sumner
Really enjoyed reading this!

This is a really interesting,mysterious,fun collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories."The Adventure of the Norwood Builder" is my favourite one,it's really spellbinding and funny.Dr.Watson is awesome as always.The only thing that I didn't like is the fact that the bad guys always look like the bad guys-their eyes are narrow and evil,their chins are weak.No one is destined to be something based on how he looks-no one is actually born to be a murderer,a thief etc.I like
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Diane
Sherlock Holmes is back! The first story in this collection, The Adventure of the Empty House, was one of my favorites because it's how Arthur Conan Doyle brought the great detective back from the dead. Doyle had previously killed the character because he was tired of writing about him, but fans were so upset (and publishers offered him more money!) that the author finally relented and wrote more stories.

My other favorite stories in this collection were The Adventure of the Norwood Builder, The
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Pink
More Holmes. He's back and doing his usual of belittling everyone around and solving cases using the barest evidence while Watson is still gushing over every female he comes into contact with. If this was my first experience of Sherlock I might rate it higher, but it didn't live up to previous short story collections for me. Plus I'm starting to get irritated by the class/race/sex stereotypes of the day, I know I shouldn't judge on these things as that's just how life was, but reading so many of ...more
Edward
--The Empty House
--The Norwood Builder
--The Dancing Men
--The Solitary Cyclist
--The Priory School
--Black Peter
--Charles Augustus Milverton
--The Six Napoleons
--The Three Students
--The Golden Pince-Nez
--The Missing Three-Quarter
--The Abbey Grange
--The Second Stain
Sanjay Gautam
Aug 07, 2014 Sanjay Gautam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A classic. One of the greatest come back of any hero.
Özlem
Jun 28, 2016 Özlem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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 Gra
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Spencer Borup
Reading this collection felt, at times, like being beaten over the head by Arthur Conan Doyle, while he shouted, "IS THAT WHAT YOU WANTED? HUH? YOU COULDN'T LET ME KILL OFF YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER SO YOU HARASSED ME UNTIL I BROUGHT HIM BACK AND LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE NOW???"

Okay, admittedly, the stories weren't THAT bad. And yet you can clearly tell how bored of Sherlock Holmes Conan Doyle truly is. He's brought back that word I hate with force ("SINGULAR!!!"), but even I could forgive that if he
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Fede
Jul 27, 2015 Fede rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More like 4.5 stars

I really liked this collection. Sherlock Holmes is back with all his old style but with new and compelling cases. I can say that I liked all the stories in the collection, unlike in the others. It was nice to see both Holmes and Watson back in action.
And I noticed that I was able to find the right solution of the cases quite quickly. I am becoming quite good at it, yay.

Some things that I noticed: far more physical contact between the two of them, and where the hell is Mary? I
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Rebecca
Jan 28, 2016 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Return of Sherlock Holmes is where Doyle—and Holmes—really hit their stride. It's not really till this book (after three novels and two volumes of short stories) that Holmes becomes the prickly eccentric asshole we all know and love. Prior to this, he is a run-of-the-mill genius with fairly average social skills. In The Return, Holmes becomes positively erratic and Watson finally acknowledges how challenging he can be.

The biggest thing, though, is the stories. The Solitary Cyclist isn't one
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Joe
Oct 17, 2014 Joe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened-to
This year I read a lot of Sherlock Holmes "inspired" work, spin-offs, pastiche's, etc. I figured it was high time to return to the source and man, was it totally worth it.

I just love the language of these stories. It is quite literally music to my ears.

This collection is 13 short Sherlock stories.

"The Adventure of the Empty House" - Sherlock Holmes' glorious return! Doyle tried to kill Holmes off, the public freaked out, so this was basically a re-con explaining how he wasn't REALLY dead. I like
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Ensiform
Dec 14, 2011 Ensiform rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, mystery
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Martin
Nov 26, 2011 Martin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably the best collection of Sherlock Holmes; short stories that I have read so far. Tgere wasn't one story out of the lot that I found boring, and all but one, the one being 'The Adventure of Abbey Grange', kept me guessing to what the outcome would be right up until it is explained by Holmes.

I feel this book was a lot more fast paced then previous collections with Holmes' deduction skills seemingly having intensified; a quick one second glance at a patch of grass was all that was needed to
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R.J. Sullivan
Dec 20, 2011 R.J. Sullivan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
Technically, I am reading "The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes," an omnibus collection of which "Return" is a part. I began on the volume two years ago, which consists of 37 short stories and one serialized novel (all but the first two novels of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories on the character). I am on the final 13 stories, the contents of which make up The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

During the holidays I just can't tackle a large novel, but these little 15 page short stories are perfect for w
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Leah
Mar 11, 2015 Leah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as the other Sherlock books, in my opinion. Things are starting to get repetitive. The mysteries are always about a stolen document, or a foreigner who moves to escape his past and it inevitably catches up to him, or something along those lines. The love stories are cringe worthy, since they are usually about a damsel in distress who can't do anything except cry or faint. I'm also getting pretty annoyed that: a) every single woman character is either described as the most beautiful w ...more
DC
Aug 26, 2010 DC rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this volume, we hear more of Sherlock Holmes' prowess and his own interpretation of the law. (Of this, I believe that we can already clearly see and understand his sense of justice in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.) I was glad to see his display of decoding (I have always had a particular interest in this topic), as well his other methods of solving his singular cases. (I will remember fondly how he tried, most vigorously, to spear that carcass of the dead pig... all in order to test his the ...more
Katia Alaei
Apr 11, 2016 Katia Alaei rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The paragon of all detective and crime novels! Breathtaking...
Aya Abo3ghreb
It looks that i took alot of time reading this book of short stories of the RETURN OF SHERLOK HOLMES.
I was reading this one through the last 7 months , and i am super amazed and enjoyed with it. Laterly i picked two stories per month. and it was a smart plan of me XD

Actully , my fav ever fictional character is Sherlok Holmes , so no wonder that i give it 5 stars after holding it for such a long.

it's totally remarkable.
All love to the detective and his adorable loyal friend ; D.watson! and thier
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Ferdy
Meh, more 2.5 stars than 3. The various stories/cases didn't grip me, they were all quite samey.
Jennifer Hughes
Feb 16, 2016 Jennifer Hughes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably 4.5 stars is a more accurate rating. This wasn't the best book ever, but it was a lot of fun to read! I really recommend this if you want a fun and light read, or enjoy mystery or Sherlock Holmes books!

I've only read a couple of Conan Doyle's Sherlock novels, but I've really enjoyed them. I also like the modern PBS version (I said like, not LOVE, fangirl!) and other incarnations of Sherlock. He's just a fun character to study and spend time with. In this "resurrection" of Sherlock, I en
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Matt
Jul 10, 2015 Matt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nothing really to write at this point. You know what you are getting with Holmes. They are entertaining and clever.

A fun note. I have been reading the complete works of Sherlock Holmes on my iPhone (started January 2014). I just broke the 5,000 page mark and only have 1,520 pages to go!
Zeynep Merve
Martı Yayınları çok güzel kitaplar yayınlıyorlar ama Türkçe dilbilgisinden nasiplerini almamışlar malesef. Devrik cümleler, katledilen yazım kuralları, yanlış ve tutarsız çeviriler... Kitap okuma zevkini mahvediyorlar insanın. Kitap bir arkadaşımın hediyesi olmasaydı asla Martı'nın bir kitabını kendi irademle alıp da okumazdım. Bir de bu insanlar para kazanıyor. Yazık!!
Thomas Strömquist
If I had to, I would recommend any of the two preceding short story collections over this one. But it is Sherlock Holmes, so even the slightly lower joy of reading is still pretty high! And this one contains a few gems as well, foremost the Empty house, which tells of the actual return of the great detective.
Sais Shishir
Jun 01, 2015 Sais Shishir rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"By Jove! What devil was upon me that I rated it only four stars last time I read the book." I exclaimed.
John Yelverton
Oct 20, 2011 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic addition to the Sherlock Holmes mystery book series.
Colleen
Mar 21, 2016 Colleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Return Of Sherlock Holmes.
It's another compilation of shorts written after the death of the character of Moriarty. Wonderful as always! I can never get enough of these mysteries. My favorite, of course, was The Adventure of the Dancing Men and I liked The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton a lot too. The Adventure of the Three Students was actually easy enough to guess when given three perps to choose from... mystery writers have been following this template for years - always the leas
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Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They were married in 1855.

Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is uncertain. His baptism record
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Other Books in the Series

Sherlock Holmes (1 - 10 of 15 books)
  • A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
  • The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3)
  • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #4)
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
  • The Valley of Fear (Sherlock Holmes, #7)
  • His Last Bow: 8 Stories (Sherlock Holmes, #8)
  • The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #9)
  • Um Estudo em Vermelho / Os Sete Mistérios (Obras Completas de Sherlock Holmes, #1)
  • O Cão dos Baskervilles / A Face Amarela (Obras Completas de Sherlock Holmes, #2)

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