Synopses & Reviews
The stories known collectively as The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
turned the literary detective into a household name and are the best-loved of Conan Doyle's Holmes stories. From "A Scandal of Bohemia," a case in which Holmes is famously outwitted by a woman, to the "The Five Orange Pips," in which Holmes is pitted against the Ku Klux Klan, to "The Final Problem," in which Holmes and his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, plunge to their deaths at the Reichenbach Falls, the stories bear witness to the flowering of Doyle's genius.
Introduction by John Berendt.
About the Author
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859. A Study in Scarlet, his first novel and Sherlock Holmes story, was published in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887. He was the author of more than fifty novels, ranging in genre from science fiction to historical fiction. He died in 1930.