Synopses & Reviews
Venture back in time to Victorian London to join literature's greatest detective team—the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr. Watson—as they investigate a dozen of their best-known cases. Originally published in 1892, this is the first and best collection of stories about the legendary sleuth. It's also the least expensive edition available.Featured tales include several of the author's personal favorites: "A Scandal in Bohemia"—in which a king is blackmailed by a former lover and Holmes matches wits with the only woman to attract his open admiration—plus "The Speckled Band," "The Red-Headed League," and "The Five Orange Pips." Additional mysteries include "The Blue Carbuncle," "The Engineers Thumb," "The Beryl Coronet," "The Copper Beeches," and four others.Dover (2009) unabridged republication of the edition published by Harper, New York and London, 1892.
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."
Literature's greatest detective team investigates a dozen of their best-known cases, including "The Speckled Band," "The Red-Headed League," The Five Orange Pips," and "A Scandal in Bohemia."
About the Author
With the success of his Sherlock Holmes stories, Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) abandoned his career as a physician and devoted himself to writing. In addition to 56 short stories and 4 novels starring the famous sleuth, Doyle wrote historical novels, plays, poetry, and nonfiction.
Table of Contents
A Scandal in BohemiaThe Red-headed LeagueA Case of IdentityThe Boscombe Valley MysteryThe Five Orange PipsThe Man with the Twisted LipThe Blue CarbuncleThe Speckled BandThe Engineer's ThumbThe Noble BachelorThe Beryl CoronetThe Copper Beeches