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4.46  ·  Rating details ·  74,066 Ratings  ·  361 Reviews
Since his first appearance in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Along with his trusty companion John Watson, Holmes investigates each mystery presented to him with the class and ingenuity for which he is known. This volume of stories includes Holmes's feats of extraordinary detection in such f ...more
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Published March 28th 2002 by Media Books Audio Publishing (first published October 31st 1914)
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Amy Sturgis
Reading the complete Sherlock Holmes canon by Arthur Conan Doyle in these two volumes has been a remarkably rewarding experience. I'm truly sorry to be finished with these stories and novels (although I know from past experience that they reward rereading). In this reading I've gained an even clearer appreciation for the links between Holmes and the traditions of Gothic and science fiction literature, and I've certainly enhanced my enjoyment of the BBC's brilliant new Sherlock series. These are ...more
lauren kellie
Dec 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: if you watch bbc sherlock :))
It's kind of hard to write a review for this, considering it's a bind up of various short stories. I do want to say Arthur Conan Doyle is a really great writer, and every time I read his Sherlock Holmes stories, I am very impressed.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUTOUT TO THE BBC because literally the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch is so flipping spot oh my lord.

If you do watch BBC Sherlock, I would 100% recommend you read the original stories because you appreciate the show so much more, and
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Caidyn (BW Book Reviews; he/him/his)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes 3.96/5 total!

A solid start to the second volume and a very solid volume on its own. There were some that I recognized from BBC Sherlock and I thought that Doyle presented them better than Moffat and Gatiss did. The ones that I didn't recognize were a mixed bag, I'd say. Some I really liked, some I thought used some work. There were a few duds, but none that I outright hated since I do like Holmes and Watson so they're always a joy to read.

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Borislav Nikolov
It's interesting because this is my all time favorite book. There are so many reasons why Sherlock is on the top. One of all is the complex characters in it...Conan Doyle has a special way of writing that i personally love to the bones...and if I have some hero or whatever that is, was, and it will be Sherlock. My whole life i believed that the brain and the "seeing" things is the most important and in these books of Conan Doyle this is bright that I literally can breath with Holmes and Watson.. ...more
An Odd1
Dec 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
For Wiki, I check, correct, verify, add, such as synopsis for Mazarin Stone, so slow progress here. Summaries have spoilers, so here I'll extract teasers, enough to remind me, postpone opinions to after cogitation. I prefer plots outside set format. I first thought I'd rather skip Baker Street and starts with what he's given, dive right into the clues he finds, then wrap-up. But consistent openings do increase our familiarity with the setting - sips of tepid tea, crumbs of crisp crumpet, morning ...more
MC
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sherlock Holmes has had many adventures, but in this second volume of stories, he may have met his match, that of an author who was apparently weary of his resurrected character, and out of ideas. Tongue-in-cheek statements aside, it is well-known that Holmes' creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, wanted to write other books, and that is why he killed off the famed detective in the story, “The Adventure of the Final Problem”. Of course, pressure was brought to bear from the public, publishers, and his ow ...more
Matt
The world’s most revered and famous fictional detective first appeared from the pen of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle almost a 130 years ago, but the author did not finish with his greatest creation until almost 40 years later even after unsuccessfully killing him off. In this second volume of all the collected works that feature Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. John Watson, the reader gets reacquainted with the great detective and his friend through 33 short stories and a short novella with the added ...more
Tushar
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are a few occasions when you grasp a book by chance and later on thank fate for making it land in your hand. This is one such book. There are a multitude of Sherlock Holmes collections ranging from boxed complete collections to individuals but this is the most well presented,well compiled and exorbitantly articulated one. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's collections were published over a long span of time and as a result, the techniques and tricks vested in Holmes' Modus Operandi had changed. This ...more
Anna Larson
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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An Odd1
Jun 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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This humorous, dangerous, very British 2010 BBC UK version updated with internet and mobile phones revived my interest in Doyle's classic Victorian murder mysteries promoting early forensics and deductive solutions. Surprisingly, old and new Watson
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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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Other Books in the Series

Sherlock Holmes (9 books)
  • A Study in Scarlet
  • The Sign of Four
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The Return of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Valley of Fear
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