From "A Scandal in Bohemia," in which Sherlock Holmes is famously outwitted by a woman, the captivating Irene Adler, to "The Five Orange Pips," in which the master detective is pitted against the Ku Klux Klan, to "The Final Problem," in which Holmes and his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, face each other in a showdown at the Reichenbach Falls, the stories that appear in The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes bear witness to the flowering of author Arthur Conan Doyle's genius. "The plain fact," the celebrated mystery writer Vincent Starrett asserted, "is that Sherlock Holmes is still a more commanding figure in the world than most of the warriors and statesmen in whose present existence we are invited to believe."From the Trade Paperback edition.
Contains the following adventures: A Scandal in Bohemia The Red-headed League A Case of Identity The Boscombe Valley Mystery The Five Orange Pips The Man with the Twisted Lip The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle The Adventure of the Speckled Band The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
This splendid collection of mysteries carries readers back to a gas-lit era, when literature's greatest detective team lived on Baker Street. A dozen of Holmes and Watson's best-known cases include "The Speckled Band," "The Red-Headed League," "The Five Orange Pips," "The Copper Beeches," and "A Scandal in Bohemia."
Adapted, condensed and illustrated version of 7 of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Numerous punctuation errors left intact from the print copy.
Sherlock holmes es, sin lugar a dudas, el detective más famoso de la historia. creado por Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, constituye uno de los hitos de la literatura de investigación de fines del XIX y comienzos del XX.
1) Cinco pepitas de naranja, 2) El mendigo de la cicatriz, 3) El carbunclo azul, 4) La banda moteada.
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (1859-1930) was a Scottish author. He is most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction. His first significant work was A Study in Scarlet, which appeared in Beeton[s Christmas Annual for 1887 and featured the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes, who was partially modelled after his former university professor, Joseph Bell. Other works include The Firm of Girdlestone (1890), The Captain of the Polestar (1890), The Doings of Raffles Haw (1892), Beyond the City (1892), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892), The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (1896), The Great Boer War (1900), The Green Flag (1900), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), and The Lost World (1912).
Take a visit to 221B Baker Street with this comprehensive collection of the great detective's exploits, and experience some of the best and most significant examples of the mystery genre. Arthur Conan Doyle's detective has fascinated readers and viewers since he was first created. So great was readers' love for the character that, when Doyle wanted to kill of the character and focus his writing elsewhere, he was persuaded to bring him back for more. For modern readers, who might know Holmes better as a grumpy doctor on the medical drama House or as a modern day sleuth on the BBC's Sherlock, this collection provides a wonderful opportunity to get to know the original Holmes - the Holmes from before Hugh Laurie, Robert Downey Jr, or Benedict Cumberbatch. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
Volume 1 of the 2-volume Complete Sherlock Holmes starts with Holmes's first appearance, A Study in Scarlet, a chilling murder novel complete with bloodstained walls and cryptic clues, followed by the baffling The Sign of Four, which introduces Holmes's cocaine problem and Watson's future wife.
Volume II, the final volume of The Complete Sherlock Holmes, begins with The Return of Sherlock Holmes and typically Holmes rescues the innocent, confounds the guilty, and solves the most perplexing puzzles in this collection of stories.
All of the Sherlock Holmes stories in one volume.
A caballo entre el género policiaco, la reconstrucción histórica y el relato de aventuras, la novela gira en torno a un crimen cometido en Londres y cuya trama se relaciona con la secta mormona y el estado de Utah.