The Celebrated Cases of Sherlock Holmes
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The Celebrated Cases of Sherlock Holmes

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Leather Bound, 808 pages
Published September 1st 1984 by Amaranth Press
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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...more
Jonathan Carlisle
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 Basically, I was aware of the possibility that it might be outdated and only the essentials of the character(s) need be impressed upon the mind over a century later....more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
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...more
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!
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.
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.
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.
A Scandal in Bohemia 10/11/12 - 10/13/12
I never knew Sherlock was such a huge drug fiend.
Great Book! Many hours of pleasure...
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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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