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The Celebrated Cases of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)

4.35  ·  Rating Details ·  161 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Leather Bound, 808 pages
Published September 1st 1984 by Amaranth Press
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Mar 22, 2010 Angela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The layout of the collection is a little out of order. We're first introduced to the short stories, with the novels being at the end. Which means, after reading through 70% of the book, I finally get to A Study in Scarlet—where Holmes first meets Watson. It felt like one giant flashback by the time I got there. Which means my review will be out of order as well.

A Study in Scarlet
While being the first of the Holmes adventures, it wasn't my favorite. I really enjoyed the mystery-solving first half
Jun 17, 2015 Peter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark green textured leather. Beautifully gold embossed. Sniff, sniff!
Marbelled end papers. Rich cream vellum paper gold blocked on edges.

flippin' luvly!

We all know the stories. A book to treasure.

'Nuff said.
Jan 23, 2017 Adina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved these stories! Went ahead and bought the remaining Holmes cases, so my collection can be complete. As I read I felt like I was getting better at solving the cases alongside Sherlock. And the language of the period is delightful. Caveat: lots of racism and some sexism ahoy, although that's unfortunately not surprising. But if you can tolerate that I really recommend these stories. Each one (excepting the novels) is quite short so reading one or two is not much of an investment at all.
Jonathan Carlisle
Mar 01, 2013 Jonathan Carlisle rated it it was amazing
Never-minding the chronology of the collection (it's mostly written in past tense and each story stands on its own), it is no wonder that Sherlock Holmes is still regarded as the Superhero of all detectives. As I endeavored to read this large collection, I was curious as to the relevance of the literary character and the authorship. Basically, I was aware of the possibility that it might be outdated and only the essentials of the character(s) need be impressed upon the mind over a century later. ...more
Donna Zalter
Sep 22, 2009 Donna Zalter rated it it was amazing
Gotto love Sherlock Holmes:

It took me this long to read him, but I know why he is a classic read. He is a brilliant character with many flaws, including a coke and opium addiction and arrogance coming out of the whazoo. But his stories are really clever, including the one about the Mormons, which was historically acurate and interesting. That was a story of vengeance of a star crossed lover who took on the mormon church. They caught up with the husband and his accomplice in England, but the stor
Nov 14, 2010 Grace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great fun! it's so nice to finally read the original tales :D
one thing though, my feminist senses are tingling. there's a lot of...anti-woman/patriarchal/misogynistic ho-hum-duming about 'woman's intuition' and stupid proverbs about woman's ignorance, coupled with exclamations about an intelligent woman or two that a character once had the pleasure of meeting...but apart from that, which I can quite easily ignore( should I be admitting this) I am thoroughly enjoying this!
Aug 26, 2008 Devin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are a lot of stories in here, so I'm making my way through it over time. They are all very good and stimulate your mind. They are classic, easy to read, and I would recommend them to anyone at all.
Stuart Stratmann
Did my Senior year research paper on Sherlock Holmes, due to receiving this book as a gift.
Dec 28, 2008 Charles rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I'm not really a fan of Sherlock Holmes. Some good stuff here, but it's not particularly my cup of tea.
Gabriel J.M.
Oct 11, 2012 Gabriel J.M. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Scandal in Bohemia 10/11/12 - 10/13/12
Apr 07, 2013 Crumpet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I never knew Sherlock was such a huge drug fiend.
Jan 22, 2009 James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Great Book! Many hours of pleasure...
Tania Piercy
Have never read a Sherlock Holmes before - although a big fan of the BBC series staring Cumberbatch (who isnt). I managed to plough through them all over the course of a year.
Jennifer Housewright
Excepting much of part two of a Study in Scarlet (too long away from Sherlock & Watson) I loved it
Dec 05, 2016 Don marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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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.

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Other Books in the Series

Sherlock Holmes (1 - 10 of 14 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 Return of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #6)
  • The Valley of Fear (Sherlock Holmes, #7)
  • His Last Bow: 8 Stories (Sherlock Holmes, #8)
  • The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #9)
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