The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most famous (fictional) consulting detective was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, solving mysterious cases in Victorian London. Holmes’ popularity skyrocketed with the detective appearing in 4 novels and over 50 short stories. Holmes was a great inspiration for forensic science in fiction and solved many cases based on deduction of clues left in crime scene details like blood, tobacco ash and foot prints. Sherlock was so incredibly popular that Conan Doyle faced public outcry when he “killed off” Sherlock Holmes in The Final Problem and had to ressurect him to continue the adventures.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle is a collection of 12 cases solved by Sherlock Holmes and his friend Doctor John Watson.

Amongst the collection are A Scandal in Bohemia, one of the rare times Sherlock is (sort of) foiled in a case and by Irene Adler no less; The Blue Carbuncle, one of Holmes’ most famous and The Adventure of the Speckled Band an intriguing murder mystery.  These and more are great novellas, all with an interesting approach to case solving. I have often wondered if Sherlock would make a better criminal than detective, he certainly treads the thin line!

In-store we have some stunning editions of the Sherlock Holmes collections, as well as a tie-in edition to the BBC TV show, Sherlock.

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth

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