The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes



This Book Contains All The Investigations And Adventures Of The World S Most Popular Detective Follow The Illustrious Career Of This Quintessential British Hero From His University Days To His Final Case His Efforts To Uncover The Truth Take Him All Over The World And Into Conflict With All Manner Of Devious CriminalsThe Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, a talented illustrator, 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 in the registry of St Mary s Cathedral in Edinburgh gives Arthur Ignatius Conan as his Christian name, and simply Doyle as his surname It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston now a district of Birmingham and Sheffield While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories His first published story appeared in Chambers s Edinburgh Journal before he was 20 Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship s doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins, known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906 The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife Mary Louise 28 January 1889 12 June 1976 , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley 15 November 1892 28 October 1918 With his second wife he had three children Denis Percy Stewart 17 March 1909 9 March 1955 , second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa 1910 19 February 1987 former sister in law of Barbara Hutton Adrian Malcolm 19 November 1910 3 June 1970 and Jean Lena Annette 21 December 1912 18 November 1997.Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930 He had died of a heart attack at age 71 His last words were directed toward his wife You are wonderful The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads STEEL TRUEBLADE STRAIGHTARTHUR CONAN DOYLEKNIGHTPATRIOT, PHYSICIAN MAN OF LETTERSConan Doyle s house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004 It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.Series Sherlock Holmes

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  1. says:

    It took a while, but I have finally finished this huge book I am both glad and a little sad that it ended, I really enjoyed reading these stories, I like Sherlock and Watson very much and also I liked that the cases weren t all about murders There were a variety of problems in which Sherlock Holmes was asked to help I rated each individual story below A study in scarlet 4 5The sign of the four 4 5The hound of the Baskervilles 5 5The valley of fear 3 5The adventures of Sherlock Holmes A It took a while, but I have finally finished this huge book I am both glad and a little sad that it ended, I really enjoyed reading these stories, I like Sherlock and Watson very much and also I liked that the cases weren t all about murders There were a variety of problems in which Sherlock Holmes was asked to help I rated each individual story below A study in scarlet 4 5The sign of the four 4 5The hound of the Baskervilles 5 5The valley of fear 3 5The adventures of Sherlock Holmes A scandal in Bohemia 3 5 The red headed league 4 5 A case of identity 4 5 The Boscombe Valley Mystery 4 5 The Five Orange Pips 5 5 The Man with the Twisted Lip 4 5 The Blue Carbuncle 5 5 The Speckled Band 5 5 The Engineer s Thumb 4 5 The Noble Bachelor 4 5 The Beryl Coronet 4 5 The Copper Beeches 5 5The memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Silver Blaze 3 5 The Yellow Face 4 5 The Stock Broker s Clerk 4 5 The Gloria Scott 4 5 The Musgrave Ritual 4 5 The Reigate Squires 5 5 The Crooked Man 4 5 The Resident Patient 4 5 The Greek Interpreter 5 5 The Naval Treaty 5 5 The Final Problem 3 5The return of Sherlock Holmes The Empty House 4 5 The Norwood Builder 5 5 The Dancing Men 5 5 The Solitary Cyclist 4 5 The Priory School 4 5 Black Peter 3 5 Charles Augustus Milverton 5 5 The Six Napoleons 4 5 The Three Students 3 5 The Golden Prince Nez 3 5 The Missing Three Quarter 3 5 The Abbey Grange 4 5 The Second Stain 3 5His last bow Wisteria Lodge 3 5 The Cardboard Box 3 5 The Red Circle 4 5 The Bruce Partington Plans 5 5 The Dying Detective 4 5 The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax 4 5 The Devil s Foot 4 5 His Last Bow 5 5The casebook of Sherlock Holmes The Illustrious Client 5 5 The Blanched Soldier 4 5 The Mazarin Stone 5 5 The Three Gables 3 5 The Sussex Vampire 4 5 The Three Garridebs 4 5 Thor Bridge 5 5 The Creeping Man 3 5 The Lion s Mane 4 5 The Veiled Lodger 4 5 Shoscombe Old Place 3 5 The Retired Colourman 5 5Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and one day I actually see myself rereading it Would recommend Asta e o carte care mi s a p rut destul de intimidant nainte s ncep s o citesc Pentru c e scris acum destul de mult timp i pentru c am decis s o citesc n original, n englez Am g sit volumul sta, care con ine toate pove tile cu Sherlock Holmes, n 2016 i nu am putut s rezist Dar, spre surprinderea mea, aceast carte a fost chiar foarte citibil n afar de faptul c din c nd n c nd trebuia s mi amintesc n ce perioad se desf oar pove tile, nu am nt mpinat nicio problem n timp ce o citeam Am vrut s o citesc dup ce am v zut serialul f cut de BBC, Sherlock, iar acum chiar m bucur c am citit pove tile originale Acum, cartea asta, cu tot cu cele patru romane, con ine aizeci de pove ti diferite, deci voi vorbi despre acest carte la modul general Cred c toat lumea tie cine este personajul.Sunt dou lucruri care m au suprins, f c nd compara ia dintre aceast carte i serial Cele dou personaje care i pun probleme lui Holmes n serial i care mie mi au pl cut foarte mult, anume Iren Adler i Moriarty, nu prea apar n cartea asta Adler apare ntr o singur poveste, iar Moriarty n una singur , de i cred c mai este men ionat n vreo dou alte pove ti Asta mi s a p rut un pic dezam gitor, av nd n vedere mai ales faptul c Moriarty mereu e portretizat ca cel mai dificil inamic a lui Holmes Dar asta are a face cu percep ia mea din cauza filmelor i serialului i nu are leg tur cu volumul de fa Ce mi a pl cut foarte mult e c nu toate cazurile de care se ocup Holmes sunt crime Sunt i genul acela de pove ti, destul de multe a zice, dar sunt i alte tipuri de cazuri Nu o s dau spoilere, voiam doar s zic c mi a pl cut c exist o varietate de cazuri, iar pove tile nu devin foarte repetitive C teva spre final tind s semene un pic cu unele dinainte, dar sunt totu i suficiente deosebiri c t s nu m pot pl nge foarte tare Unele pove ti mi au pl cut mai mult ca altele, dar per total calitatea lor mi se pare destul de constant pe parcursul volumului C t despre personaje, Sherlock i Watson mi s au p rut geniali Mi a pl cut s v d cum s au nt lnit pentru prima dat n A study in scarlet i apoi s i urm resc rezolv nd cazuri mpreun Pove tile nu sunt neap rat n ordine cronologic , se mai revine la evenimente din trecut, dar per total cred c se poate urm ri modul cum evolueaz rela ia lor Ce mi s a p rut un pic ciudat a fost faptul c so ia lui Watson, Mary, de i e introdus n unul din cele patru romane de la nceput, nu prea e prezent n restul c r ii, doar mai e men ionat din c nd n c nd Per total, eu chiar a recomanda aceast carte, sau orice alt colec ie cu pove tile lui Sherlock Holmes, mai ales dac v place Agatha Christie Dintre cei doi autori, chiar prefer pove tile lui Doyle, sunt un pic mai palpitante dec t ce am citit de Agatha Christie p n acum, de i i c r ile ei mi plac

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    I decided to read The Complete Sherlock Holmes in chronological order because a it would befun, 2 I would love to see the evolution of the characters, namely of Sherlock and Watson So below are specific ratings on all the sections of the book A Study in Scarlet 5 5The Sign of Four 4 5The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 12 tales 4 5The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 11 tales 5 5The Hound of Baskervilles 4,5 5The Return of Sherlock Holmes 13 tales 4,5 5His Last Bow 8 tales I decided to read The Complete Sherlock Holmes in chronological order because a it would befun, 2 I would love to see the evolution of the characters, namely of Sherlock and Watson So below are specific ratings on all the sections of the book A Study in Scarlet 5 5The Sign of Four 4 5The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 12 tales 4 5The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 11 tales 5 5The Hound of Baskervilles 4,5 5The Return of Sherlock Holmes 13 tales 4,5 5His Last Bow 8 tales 5 5Valley of Fear 5 5The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 12 tales 5 5I am definitely a super fan of Sherlock and Watson Thank you Sir Arthur for giving life to a such a fascinating character like Holmes and offering him an amazing sidekick such as Watson I love this duo and I will love them forever

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    I ll update this review as I listen to each story A Study in Scarlet 3 stars Just, what the ever loving fluff was that nonsense in the middle of the story, going back eons and taking up thousands of pages ok, I m exaggerating a little , to give all this in depth background about stupid Jefferson Hope I fully understand it s silly to expect stories that were written over 100 years ago to flow like stories that are written today, but boy, am I not a fan of this approach Sorry, Sir Doyle, I ll update this review as I listen to each story A Study in Scarlet 3 stars Just, what the ever loving fluff was that nonsense in the middle of the story, going back eons and taking up thousands of pages ok, I m exaggerating a little , to give all this in depth background about stupid Jefferson Hope I fully understand it s silly to expect stories that were written over 100 years ago to flow like stories that are written today, but boy, am I not a fan of this approach Sorry, Sir Doyle, I m judging you with modern standards P Then the story within the story was full of so much tripe, I could barely stand it What happened to Lucy was awful, but come on You knew her, like, two days It doesn t need five unending chapters so he can manpain all over the place Ugh And the Mormon bashing just hit me on a personal level and made me insta hate all of it Though I m not saying it s not accurate I don t know how much is accurate and how much is fear mongering So, yeah I prefer the BBC America version A Study in Pink to this nonsense 2 stars for the story As for the narrator, he does a great job but dude talks way too fast I had to slow it down because he was making me hyper anxious just listening to him at first There s also some weird beeping in the background in one spot I actually had to go back and listen to it again to make sure it was the recording and not something going on with my phone or car I m not sure what s going on with that, but if it continues to be an issue, I may have to return this one I m listening to this version,here btw 4 stars for the narration.The Sign of Four I m not going to rate this one because I just could not pay attention to it after awhile Lost treasure, blah blah Pretty girl, blah blah Hi, Mary I love you after two days, okay, if you say so I had to listen to several of the later chapters two or three times as the story just dragged and dragged and still not much was sinking in, except for the occasional casual racism, so I don t feel I can rate it Moving on The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes A Scandal in Bohemia 4 stars I love Irene Adler, the only woman to best Holmes Calling her THE Woman is sort of condescending nowadays, but no doubt Holmes meant it with sincere fondness Too bad the BBC Sherlock update messed up her character by having her be rescued by Holmes NEVER This is a woman who does not need rescuing by any man I don t know if she pops back up in later stories, but I hope so.The Red Headed League 4 stars Oh, criminals If only you d use your genius for good instead of evil P This is another fun one It s so convoluted and over the top, but not for our dear Holmes.A Case of Identity 3 stars Why doesn t Sherlock just tell Mary what happened to Hosmer Because she s a delicate woman who can t handle the truth Hogwash I don t like Holmes when he gets all condescending like that She hired him to do a job, which was to get to the bottom of her missing fiance, which he does, and tell her his findings, which he does not do Therefore, he did not do his job Her mom and stepdad are something else though The Boscombe Valley Mystery 3.5 stars You know, a lot of these cases would be avoided entirely if the men involved just asked the woman what she wanted and respected her decision Shocking concept, I know Still, it was fun to see Sherlock get excited over the ordinariness of the clues on this one, since that made it so muchdifficult to figure things out Not that it stopped him of course The Five Orange Pips 4 stars It s strange to think there was a time when people didn t know who the KKK were And the fact that they bested Holmes is unthinkable Thankfully, Mother Nature took care of that, but still Holmes couldn t defeat them They re that evil F ing KKK Grrrr.The Man With the Twisted Lips 4 stars Folk who were in grief came to my wife like birds to a light house Birds to a lighthouse I ve never heard that saying before It was difficult to refuse any of Sherlock Holmes requests, for they were always so exceedingly definite, and put forward with such a quiet air of mastery I m sure the shippers just love that line DI feel kind of bad that Mrs St Clair found her husband That dude was a douche The Blue Carbuncle 4 stars All of these tales are seriously ridiculous, but this one takes the cake Or make that, the bird It was good of Holmes to spare the poor fool who thought this crime was a good idea I suppose he could ve been scared straight, and I hope Holmes isn t proven wrong Hey, it s bound to happen at some point I noticed no mention was said of what Holmes was planning to do with the carbuncle The Speckled Band 3.5 stars Ah, casual racism, how I deplore you The doctor s madness was worse because he d been in India Yeah, sure And so naturally he takes up with gipsies a slur for Romani At leas the Romani weren t written to be the bad guys here The doctor was a conniving, gross abusive bastard, and I have to say, I m not particularly bothered by his demise either Knocked off half a star because I couldn t really remember this one even a day after listening to it.One note of complaint that goes for pretty much this whole audible recording the narrator voices all the women with this extremely high pitched falsetto, like he thinks women sniff helium all day long Take it down a couple of notches, bro The Engineer s Thumb 4 stars Ouch That had to hurt I feel sorry for poor gullible Mr Hatherley but not too sorry If he lowered himself to listen to a woman, he could ve avoided a lot of trouble He got himself in quite a terrible situation But it could be worse The last engineer these people hired is very likely dead It s not every day that someone gives Holmes the slip, but it does happen.The Noble Bachelor 4 stars Ah, I feel sorry for Lord St Simon Talk about a runaway bride I m glad Holmes talked her into being honest with the bloke The Beryl Coronet 4 stars Not much of a mystery to this one, except why exactly a certain someone decided to steal the coronet I d also be extremely surprised if Holmes wasn t able to figure out who that coronet belonged to with all the information the banker gave him There are very few people who can claim to own a national treasure, after all.The Copper Breeches 5 stars Okay, this one was creepy and just in time for Halloween Miss Hunter s a smart young woman, and while she wasn t able to keep Holmes s interest after the case was over, she at least still has his esteem, I m sure Mr Toller got his comeuppance Feed your dog, dude The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Silver Blaze 4 stars Argo would like this horse It s good to see John participateand beinghelpful.The Yellow Face 3 stars I like that Holmes doesn t solve all his cases, or even sometimes solves them even though he forms the wrong conclusions But this one requires Holmes to be forgetful of the facts the most important one actually and that just doesn t ring true Plus, Holmes was in no way required to solve this mystery if Munro had just planned better when and how to go to the cottage.The Stock Broker s Clerk 4 stars Another man is tricked away from his real job by a fake job story, though with a different twist on it than the last one You know, if crooks would just put the same effort and energy into obtaining real jobs, that would solve so many problems.The Gloria Scott 4 stars Speaking of, mutiny on a ship in transit is rarely a good idea IJS I feel sorry for all these people who have to read these letters of their parents misdeeds after the parent dies Talk about a double whammy.The Musgrave Ritual 4 stars In which an important artifact is lost because of a badly worded scavenger hunt Oh, and, casual sexism The Regiate Puzzle 4 stars Sorry, Holmes, but no one in my family has anywhere near the same handwriting or characteristic or whatever BS you re trying to shovel here Still a fun ride though.The Crooked Man 4 stars Did people really keel over this easily back in the day They need better diets Harrys adventures in India and Afghanistan were interesting to read, and I don t blame Mrs Barclay for being upset upon hearing the truth The Resident Patient 4 stars There s a plot hole here and that s view spoiler how Blessington didn t recognize the new page as his former bank robber buddy hide spoiler and I m surprised Holmes made no mention of it because it rather derails this investigation before it even gets started Still gets four stars for the beginning, in which we learn just how much Holmes has become acquainted with John s face 3 I m not saying I ship them but I kind of do , but little scenes like that make it easy to see why others do.The Greek Interpreter 4 stars Mycroft You make evenridiculous summations than your brother does Those childrens items could ve been for a niece and nephew, you know Maybe the guy s sister or brother just died, not his wife Anyway, I can t take a villain seriously if he giggles, even if he is an atrocious piece of scum But John gets to figure stuff out for a change Yay The Naval Treaty 4 stars John, please stop using that racist expression But what did the naval treaty say Not important, I guess The story within a story framing of so many of these tales make is sometimes difficult to follow along with the audible narration, as the narrator doesn t tend to alter his voice enough to make it clear when this is happening The Final Problem 3 stars Moriarty is such a great character in the Holmes verse that seeing his introduction here was rather disappointing John writes this account to tell us what really happened when he was absent for about 95% of it Also, no body not dead Though I guess back then, readers weren t as aware of common tropes as we are now Maybe Sir Doyle even started this one The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Empty House 4 stars Really, Holmes Not once could you right to your boy and let him know you were alive This is what secret codes are for And if any two people should have need of a secret code, it would be you two But, seriously, I m a little disappointed at how small a part Moriarty plays in this and the previous short The Final Problem After the way movies and tv show adaptations play up Moriarty, I figured he d have a much bigger role than he does Still, it was interesting to see how Holmes returned and what he was up to all that time tracking down the last of Moriarty s goons.But did I read this correctly and view spoiler Doyle just unceremoniously fridged Mary off page Dude, not cool hide spoiler The Norwood Builder 4 stars Watson has returned to his old rooms on Baker Street when a man comes to Holmes begging for help is proving his innocence in the murder of a man called Oldacker And man, was Oldacker a grade A d bag view spoiler He frames McFarlane because once upon a time McFarlane s mother dared to spur Oldacker s advances and marry someone else hide spoiler The Dancing Men 4 stars Why couldn t it just be raining men Or there be dancing queens Then everything would ve been rainbows and unicorns Also, see above re secret codes The Solitary Cyclist 4 stars Man, Sherlock sure comes upon the douchiest men, doesn t he The poor women of this time, being nothing but pawns for men to get their hands on money Also Mr Busybody Holmes is a great nickname The Priory School 3 stars A duke s son goes missing from school and Holmes is on the case to find the boy, the key evidence a missing bicycle Two stories in a row centered around bicycles Did Doyle have a mini obsession or something P Typical aristocrat thinking money solves everything, view spoiler including the jealousy of an illegitimate son hide spoiler Black Peter 3 stars You don t see a lot of murdered by harpoon stories At least the so called victim was a scumbag this time.Charles Augustus Milverton 4 stars And this dude is possibly the King of the D bags Blackmailer and extortionist I have no pity for him The Six Napoleons 4 stars Who doesn t want to bust open a bust of Napoleon, am I right Especially when one might contain a toy surprise It s always the last place you look, isn t it The Three Students 4 stars Cheaters never prosper and honesty is the best policy Theyou know The Golden Pince Nez 4 stars Okay, I cracked up at the end when Ana was telling her story and every time her husband said he owed her everything, she just continued to explain how horrible he was And he really was Poor Ana The Missing Three Quarter 3 stars Um something about sports And yet another guy who doesn t appreciate the value of a note when taking off for an untold amount of time Seriously, people, leave a note The Abbey Grange 4 stars It s interesting to see Holmes decide when and how to apply his own justice and I can t really fault him when he does This lady s husband was wait for it a giant d bag I m sensing a theme in this set of stories and her would be lover was clearly defending her Good job, Holmes.The Second Stain 3 stars Another blackmailer Another political intrigue Another escape from epic embarrassment courtesy of Holmes s discreetness I have to wonder if Doyle is starting to run out of ideas at this point Still a good one though The Hounds of the Baskervilles 5 starsJohn got to work a case solo Kind of And he did a pretty good job of it too It s great to see how much he s grown over the years as a result of his association with Holmes He s become a proper investigator in his own right Though I do think Sherlock could ve spared someof the details with John before hand The only adaptation of this story I ve seen is the one on BBC s Sherlock and this story was in no way going to involve pharmaceuticals So I had no idea what to expect It was a good old fashioned heh monster story Hounds on the moor, shifty servants, eccentric neighbors What s not to like The Valley of Fear 3 starsThe initial mystery was good, though the twist was nothing we haven t seen before, and the Valley of Fear stuff did end up being ratherdisturbing than anything else Doyle has written before I still don t know why this audiobook I m listening to decided to put these two stories so close to the end, when it s clear they should ve come much earlier in the timeline I guess they re going by publication dates instead Moriarty is still alive and kicking here, for example Not that we see him, as I was hoping, but we get athorough glimpse into part of his organization His Last Bow I don t believe this is his last bow because there s still another whole book of short stories sigh I do love these characters, but I admit I m just listening to these last two collections to be done with this book already There s only so many times you can read about LeStrange being astonished at Holmes s detecting skills or John being surprised that Holmes has figured out what he was thinking before it gets old The mysteries are getting a little samey too The narrator s American accent is painful to listen to, and there are a few instances of background noises leaking through into the audio recording, which is annoying The narrator does a good John and Sherlock, but at this point, given the quality of the overall production, I can t really recommend this one for audiobook listeners The Cardboard Box 3 stars Another jilted lover Well, husband in this case This one wasgruesome than others Just, ew.Wisteria Lodge 3 stars Another naive man being lulled into something he has no idea what it is And there s voodoo But, the constable in this one is a step ahead of even Sherlock Holmes Got to give that guy his props The Red Circle 3 stars Another secret message, another person hiding in a room The Bruce Parington Plans 3 stars Hi again, Mycroft They turned this one into an episode of Sherlock too The Dying Detective 4 stars Sherlock is a really crappy friend sometimes IJS Good thing the villains in these stories love to monologue so much And don t check under beds Lady Frances Carfax 3 stars Ok, no, Doyle No, Holmes These people are murderers WTF Bad logic, boys Bad The Devil s Foot 3 stars Murder for revenge is still murder SMH.His Last Bow 3 stars Sherlock and Watson work intelligence in WWI Good job, lads Now go retire The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 3 starsI don t have a whole lot to say about these ones, unfortunately I did figure out the vampire one right away, and it was neat to get a story from Sherlock s POV he would see Watson s marrying as a betrayal, the dope Who is this Billy person He s a poor substitute for Watson

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    I ve dipped in and out of this humongous book, throughout the year and I ve enjoyed every bit of it Beautifully presented with the original sketch drawings Highly recommended.

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    Review to come with this one 10 09 19Well well well This massive humongous whopper of a book series was absolutely F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C The detective stories were absolutely engaging and sometimes freaked me out Sherlock Holmes is a man who has morals, who is not an idiot, quite intelligent and is quite humble not about the money.His friend Dr Watson matches as a suit because the pair are great characters for the detective industry Review to come with this one 10 09 19Well well well This massive humongous whopper of a book series was absolutely F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C The detective stories were absolutely engaging and sometimes freaked me out Sherlock Holmes is a man who has morals, who is not an idiot, quite intelligent and is quite humble not about the money.His friend Dr Watson matches as a suit because the pair are great characters for the detective industry Both intelligent, have self mastery, serious and yet humorous at the same time Really good friends these two I really enjoyed the books within this big book I think my favourite set of stories come from the Adventure and memoirs of Sherlock Holmes and the story of the scarlet letter They both were quite engaging but the latter was the most shocking I think it is because the stories donot turn out how you think What really happens in the crime is not what you suppose And many of the stories are woe begotten love stories or love affairs or crazy irratic behaviour leading to the crime Arthur Conan Doyle really knew how to write And be coherent within his stories unlike this review He knew how to link ideas and flow with the sway of the story without sounding off or contradictory I am thinking that perhaps Sherlock Holmes is much like his creator Doyle Anyhow these stories are old fashioned, logical, engaging, freaky at times and above all modest Iabsolutelyrecommend this big novel It contains all the collection of books and the stories therein and is great to read An example of the modesty of Sherlock is seen in the story called the veiled lodger featured within the casebook of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock hears the tone the woman is using implying that she wants to kill herself and Sherlock says the most incredible thing I did not expect him to say your life is not your own, keep your hands off it the example of patient suffering is in itself the most precious of all lessons to an impatient world The ending I will leave for you to read Absolutely shocking and fantastic to read such morality and modesty in such a character

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    Firstly, I m going into this having devoured and loved BBC s SHERLOCK series as well as the two Sherlock Holmes movies with Robert Downey jr I may have seen a really old adaptation as well, but I don t recall which one I m really excited to see the original material and hope to find many references in the TV and movie adaptations.A Study in Scarlett4 5 StarsI really enjoyed this very first Sherlock Holmes story The writing style is pleasant and the text can be read effortlessly which is s Firstly, I m going into this having devoured and loved BBC s SHERLOCK series as well as the two Sherlock Holmes movies with Robert Downey jr I may have seen a really old adaptation as well, but I don t recall which one I m really excited to see the original material and hope to find many references in the TV and movie adaptations.A Study in Scarlett4 5 StarsI really enjoyed this very first Sherlock Holmes story The writing style is pleasant and the text can be read effortlessly which is something that cannot be said for all classics The character of Sherlock Holmes was not quite as eccentric as I expected him to be, having Benedict Cumberbatch s performance before my inner eye, but maybe he will change in the following stories The first half of the murder mystery was a bit too obscure for my taste, as John Watson and therefore the reader don t and aren t supposed to understand how Sherlock solves the case I really enjoyed the second half, though, especially all the backstory that was given on the case It showed the author s ability for vivid descriptions of nature but also of human tragedy All in all I was pleasantly surprised, especially because it is quite a different story from the one told in A Study in Pink , the BBC adaption Therefore I will be discovering new storys instead of already knowing every detail because I ve already seen it

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    This is the complete collection of Arthur Conan Doyle s Sherlock Holmes books and stories,than 1400 pages The intrigue, curiosity and relevancy of these stories is still magnificentthan a hundred years after they were penned The constant stream of new Sherlock Holmes books, movies, plays and podcasts proves the power of Conan Doyle s characters.I read the audio book version and the reader, Charlton Griffin, delivered an outstanding performance.

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    I must thank you for it all Watson I might not have gone but for you, and so have missed the finest study I ever came across a study in scarlet, eh Why shouldn t we use a little art jargon There s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it

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    I don t think words can even begin to describe just how passionate I feel about the Sherlock Holmes stories, but they are the only medium that I am somewhat skilled in, so I shall try.Sherlock Holmes is probably one of the best known and, indeed, best loved literary characters, and for me it is easy to see why The man is eccentric, methodical, and ever so slightly mad However, he is quite possibly one of the most recognised geniuses genii , not necessarily due to traditional knowledge but I don t think words can even begin to describe just how passionate I feel about the Sherlock Holmes stories, but they are the only medium that I am somewhat skilled in, so I shall try.Sherlock Holmes is probably one of the best known and, indeed, best loved literary characters, and for me it is easy to see why The man is eccentric, methodical, and ever so slightly mad However, he is quite possibly one of the most recognised geniuses genii , not necessarily due to traditional knowledge but due to his innovation and spirit.A few adaptations of the stories tend to make Watson nothan Holmes s lackey, a rather dim sidekick, if you will From reading the initial text, it becomes clear that Watson is so muchthan that The Doctor is not without his own smarts, and he is consistently resourseful throughout the stories In a way, the Sherlock Holmes stories are as much about his adaptation to life with the mad genius than the genius himself As for adaptations, I recommend either the recent Guy Ritchie filmsHollywood , the Jeremy Brett ITV series still considered one of the best or the modern BBC adaptation in which Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are, for lack of better words, flawless.I think my favourite of all the stories in this volume is The Adventure of the Three Garridebs , simply because it exhibits the bond that has formed between Holmes and Watson in the final section, in which Watson statesIt was worth a wound it was worth many wounds to know the depth of loyalty and love which lay behind that cold mask The clear, hard eyes were dimmed for a moment, and the firm lips were shaking For the one and only time I caught a glimpse of a great heart as well as of a great brain .Another aspect of the stories I enjoy is actually the potential for as TV Tropes would describe it Wild Mass Guessing There have been suggestions that Holmes and Watson were one of the first great literary bromances , something that is still maintained withrecent adaptations BBC Sherlock anyone.Additionally, there is medical discourse as to whether Holmes s eccentricity is due to Aspergers Syndrome Obviously this is not recognised within Doyle s time, but it is possible that he knew somebody who would now be classed under the autism spectrum, and borrowed a lot of Holmes s characteristics from them It is this interpretation that adds a lotdepth to the novels.Doyle maintains a perfect balance between description and action throughout the stories, making them easy to read, understand and enjoy no matter what age you are I will always have to have a copy of the stories nearby, as I do not become weary of them with subsequent readings

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    Fantastic Arthur Conan Doyle The writer that took a genre in its early life the crime novel to some insuperable height, that very few after him have reached Before him, big names in the crime novel were people like Wilkie Collins or Edgar Allan Poe and then came Sherlock Holmes who almost instantly, justifiably, became a myth A fictional character whom a lot of people think is real, whose house in London has become a touristic attraction, whom everyone know, one of the most represente Fantastic Arthur Conan Doyle The writer that took a genre in its early life the crime novel to some insuperable height, that very few after him have reached Before him, big names in the crime novel were people like Wilkie Collins or Edgar Allan Poe and then came Sherlock Holmes who almost instantly, justifiably, became a myth A fictional character whom a lot of people think is real, whose house in London has become a touristic attraction, whom everyone know, one of the most represented characters in TV or cinema works, a real myth, still the most glaring characters of all crime fiction ever since.The structure of each story is well known but really one never gets tiredt of it My favorite works are the longest ones The hound of the Baskerville above all just because the mystery last longer The balance between Holmes and Watson is well tuned, both characters are equally likable for completely different reasons In the book, I am just less keen of the very last stories from 1917 where Sherlock s deductive capabilities were I think less used therefore the four stars , it as also a shame that some interesting characters like Moriarty or his brother Mycroft are not re usedoften

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