The extraordinary adventures of the world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes, as faithfully recounted by his comrade, Dr. Watson, have captivated readers of all ages for over a century. The stories' blend of heartpounding, fast-paced action and mind-boggling deductive reasoning is as riveting today as it was when first published.
This deluxe illustrated edition contains Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first twelve stories and includes such famous cases as "The Red-headed League," in which Holmes uncovers a well-concealed, devilishly clever criminal plot; "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," in which Holmes must trap a jewel thief--with astonishing results; "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," in which Holmes and Watson find themselves dealing with treachery, violence, and deadly snakes; and nine more equally thrilling and puzzling mysteries.
Magnificently illustrated with twelve powerful watercolors by award-winning artist Barry Moser, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes features the complete text of the original collection of Doyle's short stories and is an ideal introduction to the fascinating world of this mesmerizing detective....Continua
"A Scandal in Bohemia"*****
"The Adventure of 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 was a great read at bedtime. I fully intend on reading the remaining works.
I got the entire volume of Sherlock Holmes which includes 4 novels and 56 short stories compiled in two volumes. The short stories are further divided into 4 books.
Though most of the stories are written in the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century they have been an absolute delight to read. The English setting, the language, the descriptions and the way Holmes ties it all back to decipher the case is delicious....Continua