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Six Great Sherlock Holmes Stories (Sherlock Holmes)

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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, 109 pages
Published February 5th 1992 by Dover Publications, Inc. (first published 1904)
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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
Jim Becker
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fun book. Teaching it this year
Bridget Esposito
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Six Great Sherlock Holmes Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle contains six short Sherlock Holmes mysteries that are real page turners for the reader. The six short stories included in the book include ones such as “A Scandal in Bohemia,” “The Red-headed League,” “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” “The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb,” “The Final Problem” and “The Adventure of the Empty House.” Each story is as good as the next one and it is perfect for mystery genre book lovers. Throughout th ...more
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Simply spectacular.
Oct 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Tyler Demos
Jan 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Danny Butler
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
The book I read was published in 1991 but I couldn't find it on line so here are the stories that are contained within: The man with the twisted lip, the speckled band, Silver blaze, the final problem, the empty house, the Norwood builder, the Devil's foot, the creeping man, Shoscombe old place.

These are short stories. Conan Doyle did not not waste time on too many details, lengthy descriptions or various threads that expand the plot. Once I was used to all this it became quite enjoyable.

Sep 27, 2009 rated it liked it
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 :)
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Sir 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 re
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