Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Six Great Sherlock Holmes Stories” as Want to Read:
Six Great Sherlock Holmes Stories
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Six Great Sherlock Holmes Stories

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  257 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Undoubtedly the best-known detective in literature, Sherlock Holmes was the creation of British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930), who endowed his super sleuth with an extraordinary facility for solving crimes. Drawing on his remarkable powers of observation and deduction, coupled with an encyclopedic knowledge of crimes and criminals, Holmes seeks out his prey in ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published February 5th 1992 by Dover Publications (first published June 1989)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Six Great Sherlock Holmes Stories, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Six Great Sherlock Holmes Stories

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 1,148)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Larissa
This slim collection, as a first real introduction to Sherlock Holmes and dear Watson, was necessarily both broad in scope and shallow in depth. Even so, I think it serves as a useful introduction. You get a sense of the arc that these stories followed, both preceding the 'death' of Holmes and following his eventual resurrection. These stories are so satisfying and wonderful, in good part because Doyle was helping to create a recognizable template for all detective stories to come. We're given f ...more
Tyler Demos
I read "A Scandal In Bohemia" for my British Literature book review. This story taught me sort of how British Literature is all about. I found it to be very interesting to read and to learn about. This story, to me, is about loyalty and somewhat conflict. The story tells about how the King of Bohemia is engaged to Clotide Lothman, which is the princess of Scandinavia. This all was after the King had been imformally engaged to Irene. So, to me this story has a lot of drama. It was interesting to ...more
Nadiya
This is a great book for mystery and classic fanatics. Conan Doyle does an amazing job in creating his genius London investigator, Sherlock Holmes. He knows the key to most difficult of cases. Dr. Watson, the narrator and Holmes' best friend, upholds his intellect and great skill of observation.The book contains six stories of which I read five. A Scandal in Bohemia revolves around a King scared to be exposed by his former lover, Irene Idler. This story reaveals the mysterious female mind, which ...more
Kristen
Nov 02, 2008 Kristen rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: travelers, mystery readers
Shelves: classics, faves
This little dollar edition by Dover is a great book for commuting or traveling. I started reading the Sherlock Holmes mysteries when I began taking the bus from Hillcrest to UCSD in La Jolla, a 30-minute commute each way. The stories are very short and easy to pick up and put down. Once you finish this small book, you'll probably want to move on to the rest of Arthur Conan Doyle's series.

Aside from the recognizability of the icon of Sherlock Holmes, readers will enjoy the details of the Victoria
...more
Joan Wanja
Interesting read
Ashley
I liked these stories. They are very interesting, and wow- Holmes is brilliant! I kept wanting to say- Truly, you have a dizzying intellect. ;) All in all, I liked the stories. There were times when Doyle's writing would get just a little dull, but it always picked up. I must say though- Sherlock Holmes sure is pompous and arrogant! But, I still like him!
Jessica
I had never read Sherlock Holmes stories before so this was a nice introduction. I enjoyed the six that were included but I can honestly say I don't think I'll go seeking out anymore. While they twists and turns are somewhat interesting it seemed to get repetitive after a while. Glad I can say I've read some though :)
Chasbhawk
From this collection, I'm not sure how Sherlock Holmes became such a phenomenon. I love the modern interpretations (BBC version, Robert Downey, Jr., etc.), but this was dry, lacking in suspense or action, and mostly devoid of the mental skills for which Holmes is renown. Not recommended.
Sarah
This was my first introduction to Sherlock Holmes, and I enjoyed it. The circumtances in the stories were a bit extreme, but it was fun to read. I like the short story format because it's easier to remember all of the clues to the mystery.
Kristina Murphy
I will definitely pick up the rest of Sir Doyles stories all for the sake of this one.
 Barb Bailey
Although I am not a great mystery reader, these stories were well done. Sherlock Holmes is intuitive and uses his great powers of observation to solve the crimes and mysteries of old Endland.
Cassandra
If I had to pick a favorite I think it would be an impossible task, one of the most loved detectives this is a very good collection of some of the better short stories.
Carol
I was delighted with these stories! They were short, and so very well written. Must read more Conan Doyle, asap!
Alex Kent
What can I say? I'm addicted to Sherlocks. Loved this classic.
Tony Ross
Excellent Book!! It gives the reader a taste of 6 of Holmes' cases.
Meg
And the mystery streak continues... these were all good
bluetyson
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Carrie
Revisited Sherlock and Watson, walk down memory lane.
Alexander
This book does not require an introduction.
Ren
I read this high school and loved it!
Teresa Wiley
Teresa Wiley marked it as to-read
Nov 19, 2014
Cherilyn
Cherilyn marked it as to-read
Nov 16, 2014
Aman Negi
Aman Negi marked it as to-read
Nov 16, 2014
Yash Gupta
Yash Gupta marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2014
Cindy C.F.
Cindy C.F. marked it as to-read
Oct 30, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 38 39 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Lost Stories Of Louisa May Alcott
  • Aurora Leigh and Other Poems
  • Selected Essays (Penguin Classics)
  • Tales of Terror and Detection
  • Sherlock Holmes Short Stories
  • Humorous Stories and Sketches
  • The Secret Journal of Dr Watson
  • The Portable Conrad
  • The Celestial Railroad and Other Stories
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula
  • Arthur Mervyn
  • Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women
  • The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire
  • The Perils of Sherlock Holmes: Short Stories
  • The Detective and The Woman: A Novel of Sherlock Holmes
  • World War One British Poets: Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg and Others
  • Writing Home
2448
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
More about Arthur Conan Doyle...
A Study in Scarlet  (Sherlock Holmes, #1) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3) The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5) The Complete Sherlock Holmes The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume II

Share This Book