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歸來記 (Sherlock Holmes #6)

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle. This was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had "died" in 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...more
Paperback, 429 pages
Published January 2009 by 好讀發行 : 知己圖書總經銷 (first published 1903)
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K.D. Absolutely
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
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...more
Ensiform
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Martin
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...more
R.J. Sullivan
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...more
DC
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
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
John Yelverton
Another fantastic addition to the Sherlock Holmes mystery book series.
Gail Cooke

A previous collection of Doyle's stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, brought so much pleasure that I couldn't wait for more. Here they are in THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES stunningly presented by Simon Prebble.. If you've not yet heard a reading by Prebble, sit down and prepare to be well entertained.

The British born Prebble, an experienced stage, television, and film, actor came to our country in 1990. Since then he has narrated some 350 audio books and has garnered every possible award...more
Christine
The trouble with short stories is, well, they're short: you just get into the mystery and the characters, and poof! it's solved, and on to the next. I suppose the plethora of mystery books, films and television shows in the modern world means that modern readers may sometimes, even frequently, see where the story is going as soon as Sherlock does; there are certainly modern conventions which probably came about because of authors like Conan Doyle and Christie, like it's always the least likely c...more
Lisa (Harmonybites)
Sep 08, 2011 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Sherlock Holmes Fans
This is the third collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories, consisting of a baker's dozen of puzzle pieces with the Great Detective. I wouldn't recommend them as an introduction to Holmes. In the last story of the second collection, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, "The Final Problem," Doyle famously sent Holmes over Reichenbach Falls. The introduction in the edition I read relates how a boatman told Doyle that even if Holmes survived the fall over the cliff, "he was never quite the same man a...more
an
vox pupoli, vox dei

suara juri memang menentukan. anda dinyatakan tidak bersalah

siapa sih yang ga tau sherlock holmes. minimal pernah nonton filim na. dan itulah rhe :D

sudah sering disebut di komik conan, sudah nonton film na, tapi belon pernah baca sendiri buku na. buku ini yang pertama rhe baca. buluk memang dengan bahasa masa buku ini diterbitkan. hehe.. sempat pelan-pelan. dan bagi pembaca awal, jangann takut ga mudeng karena watson menjelaskan dengan rinci rasa penasaaran pembaca yang seakan...more
Audrey
When the London police force is stumped, who do they call? Sherlock Holmes, of course.

Arthur Conan Doyle is a brilliant writer. His creation, Sherlock Holmes, posses an amazing intellect, and uses it to solve the seemingly unsolvable crimes. Often the police already think they have a solution to the crime, but Sherlock Holmes looks beyond the obvious to find the true culprit.

I love the way that all of the mysteries are chronicled from the perspective of Watson. Watson can pick up many clues, so...more
Dan
Sherlock Holmes returns from the dead in this third collection of short stories. Here's my thoughts on each story:

The Empty House: A great start as Sherlock Holmes makes his dramatic return and manages to solve a murder and capture one of the most dangerous men in the country.

The Norwood Builder: Holmes saves a man who is accused of murder by proving he cannot possibly have committed the crime. This has a particularly good Sherlock Holmes reveal!

The Dancing Men: A code-breaking story where Hol...more
Malysha
I guess the tranformation of Holmes depicted in this anthology was quite fascinating, letting the avid reader of sherlock holmes to cast loose their yearning over the expectedly-dead character, meanwhile at the same time giving them a refreshingly unexpected sides of the surviving Sherlock. He didn't appear as a cold blooded fully functioning psychopath that we used to know (well, maybe he never was, more likely a sociopath, I guess), but this was what really makes this whole anthology even more...more
Huma

SPOILERS Ahead. Consider yourself warned!!

This is the book where Holmes return from the dead after he fell from the Reinchenbach Falls with his archenemy Professor Mortiary at the end of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. In the first story, The Adventure of the Empty House we learn that Holmes miraculously survived the fall and kept his death a secret for the last few months as Moriarty's gang was still at large.

The edition at my school library had a foreword which told the story behind Holmes re...more
Sarah
Ok, I will admit this. I am reading the Sherlock Holmes books because they are.....bad.

They really are.

There is really nothing likable about Sherlock Holmes as a character - he is an arrogant twit who treats the people around him terribly and on a good day, thinks of only mild insults to throw at them. On most days, he is just downright demeaning and treats them as if they are small children there for his amusement, or to be his servants.

As a writer, Doyle couldn't actually spin together a de...more
Sarah
I really didn't expect to like this book as much I did. I'm not a particular fan of mysteries or short story collections, but my husband kind of likes Sherlock Holmes stories, so I'd originally put this audiobook on my iPod for us to listen to together on long car trips. Luckily, I didn't wait until we ran out of things to talk about on a car trip to listen to it, because we're both pretty talkative, and when you put us alone in a car, let's just say we don't get bored together easily.

As for the...more
Julie
As always, these stories are highly enjoyable. I just love Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as characters, especially seeing Watson's insights into Holmes' foibles and abilities.

I was also struck by how often Holmes will operate outside the law as a private detective, whether during the actual case or in dealing with the criminal once he's caught them. Clearly he is more neutral good than lawful good. The game itself is most important to him, and he will happily let a killer go if there was a mora...more
Taksya
Ho già detto altrove che preferisco il Conan Doyle dei racconti che non quello dei romanzi lunghi.
Le elucubrazioni mentali di Sherlock rendono il meglio quando non sono allungate e anche il povero Watson risulta più interessante quando conciso e senza possibilità di divagare.
Assistiamo, in questa raccolta, al ritorno forzato di Sherlock, dopo la sua "morte" sulle cascate... credo che questo sia stato il primo (se non l'unico) caso in cui uno scrittore non è riuscito a liberarsi del proprio perso...more
UnoStudio
A volte ritornano.

Assecondando le pressanti richieste del suo pubblico, che non aveva mandato giù la prematura dipartita di Sherlock Holmes nel duello fatale con il professor Moriarty narrato ne L’ultima avventura, in questa silloge Sir Conan Doyle riporta in vita il famoso investigatore.

Il ritorno di Sherlock Holmes è un corpus costituito da tredici racconti pubblicato nel 1905. Come recita il titolo, la raccolta sancisce la “resurrezione” del detective e la sua miracolosa ricomparsa sulla scen...more
Alana
This collections of stories following the supposed demise of the world-famous detective, while enjoyable, kind of ran together for me after awhile. None of them particularly engaged me and it was rather a let down after the brilliance of "Baskervilles." Worth reading, if a Sherlock fan, but nothing out of the ordinary here.
Aleisha Z Coleman
Mar 29, 2012 Aleisha Z Coleman rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Aleisha Z by: travis
i love the world of watson and holmes. i adore the eccentricites of holmes as he sleeps all day, goes off into his own head to solve the mystery, dresses up to find out facts and lives the life he wants! to me, he is a great example of doing what you love and being good at it! so glad that there are more stories!
Jc
The return of Sherlock Holmes, containing some of the best of the Canon, is also the first Holmes book I read (my father's copy from the 1930s). I have no idea how many times I have read this since the 1960s, nor how many additional readings I have under my belt of some of the original stories. I will say [with some reserve -- one SHOULD read the entire Canon!] that if you think you ONLY have time to read a collection or two of his short stories, then read Memories and Return in that order. I be...more
Zuzana
The Adventure of the empty house was pretty dull. The rest of the book was good though, not as brilliant as The Hound of the Baskervilles but solid.
Az
Its a Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Doyle! what else can i really say other than its AMAZING! and loved every bit of it can't wait for season 3!
Echy Rosalia
gambar orang menari yang paling buat aku inget ma ni buku!
ampe temen2 pada make ni kode buat main2 gt...
gak bgt kan??? hahahahhah!
Cindy Barnett
Master of the genre. Classic novel.
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Denise
More Sherlock stories, highly enjoyable as ever.
Exxagirl
buku ini berat,. tapi seru. gw punya lho.. he3
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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...more
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