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The Complete Sherlock Holmes Books: All Novels & Short Story Collections (Illustrated): A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Valley of Fear… Kindle Edition
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Sherlock Holmes is a "consulting detective" known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for a wide variety of clients, including Scotland Yard. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
Table of Contents:
An Intimate Study of Sherlock Holmes
Novels & Stories
A Study in Scarlet
The Sign of Four
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Valley of Fear
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:
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 Blue Carbuncle
The Speckled Band
The Engineer's Thumb
The Noble Bachelor
The Beryl Coronet
The Copper Beeches
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes:
The Yellow Face
The Stock-Broker's Clerk
The "Gloria Scott"
The Musgrave Ritual
The Reigate Puzzle
The Crooked Man
The Resident Patient
The Greek Interpreter
The Naval Treaty
The Final Problem
The Return of Sherlock Holmes:
The Empty House
The Norwood Builder
The Dancing Men
The Solitary Cyclist
The Priory School
The Black Peter
The Charles Augustus Milverton
The Missing Three-Quarter
The Abbey Grange
His Last Bow:
The Wisteria Lodge
The Cardboard Box
The Bruce-Partington Plans
The Dying Detective
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
His Last Bow
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.
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Windows 3.11, Windows/95, Windows/98, OS/2 and MacIntosh and Linux with Windows Emulation.
Includes Quiet Vision's Dynamic Index. the abilty to build a index for any set of characters or words.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B076B1QF3T
- Publisher : Musaicum Books; 2nd edition (October 6, 2017)
- Publication date : October 6, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 24781 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 113 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #574,142 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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In my quest to find the holy grail of Sherlock Holmes literature, aka; THE definitive collection of original, Conan Doyle penned stories, I actually ended up buying (and reading and rereading) 3 different versions. My assessment of all 3 is as follows:
1 - Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DCD53C2/ref=x_gr_w_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00DCD53C2&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2)
* This is a perfectly adequate collection. It DOES include all 4 novels and 56 short stories, but the book is all text, with no real illustrations to speak of. When I first purchased it as an ebook, it didn't include all the stories, but before I was even finished reading it, a simple Kindle update added all the rest, making it certifiably "complete." So if you see a review of The Ultimate Collection that says it isn't complete, it's probably just an old review. At any rate, the "Film and Television Adaptations" and Beyond the Canon" synopsis sections at the end of the book are also included, but do not appear in the other Sherlock Holmes collections. Kindle formatting isn't so good in this one, however, unfortunately. Individual story/chapters aren't easily accessible from the drop down menu, as they are in other collected SH books.
2 - The Complete Sherlock Holmes: Volumes 1-4 (The Heirloom Collection) - http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B007PT1PEY?redirect=true&ref_=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0
* See above. Again, probably not the best Sherlock Holmes collection, but graphics wise, it is certainly the most handsome. It contains all 4 novels and 56 short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. Decent color illustrations, but fewer and further between than other editions. Good Kindle formatting.
3 - The Complete Sherlock Holmes (Illustrated) (Top Five Classics Book 17) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=x_gr_w_bb?keywords=9781938938160&index=books&linkCode=qs&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20
* The absolute best of the three, in my opinion. This Top Five Classics edition includes all 4 novels and 56 short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. Kindle formatting is superb, and best of all, most (if not all) of the classic illustrations that accompanied the original, first run publication of each story are included. Some short stories even have up to three separate illustrations! Pretty much all of the plates are reproduced in pencil/pen & ink drawn black and white, but the quality of the artwork is vastly superior to what appears in most other SH collections.
So for my money, the Top Five Classics edition (#3) is hands down the very best one currently available. Wish I'd known that before I purchased all three, but none of these collections were much more than $3 to $6 each, and the Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection was only 99 cents! So if you don't care about illustrations, design quality, or good Kindle formatting, then you can certainly save a few bucks by choosing that particular version of the book (see #1 above). On a final note, The Adventure of the Cardboard Box IS included in the Top Five Classics book, but appears in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes novel, as opposed to other editions that include it in the collected short story novel, His Last Bow. It's a little confusing at first, with so many "adventures" to keep track of, but rest assured, the Cardboard Box and all the rest really ARE there. So the game's afoot, no matter which edition you choose, but personally, if I had to do it all over again, I'd probably just buy the Top Five Classics edition.
get the hardback edition.
This is a must have for any true Crime/Mystery Fan.
Sherlock Holmes was years ahead of his time, as
he was the first Profiler, the first to do CSI, the first
to master the art of the Interrogation/Interview........
And to him, it was all Elementary.
If you are like me, you put yourself into a book/stories,
and therefore, mentally transport yourself to wherever the
story takes you, and whatever happens.
That is what makes this collection so enjoyable, as you are taken
to all of the dark and unforgiving places, that Sherlock Holmes walked
or was lead into.
I will not recant the stories, as that would take up way to much space
Nor, should you try to read them all, in one sitting.
Take your time, enjoy and analyze each one.
And even after that, you will find, upon rereading the
stories, things that you missed.
As a side note: Beware of some of these bad reviews, I think some of these are for different editions. A customer photo of his/her product posted here is for a two volume set from another publishing house, and others describe a slip case set, not a multi-volume boxed set.
In my younger days, I had the complete set in hardcover. It was a two volume massive tome that took some muscle power just to prop upon my lap. But thanks to modern electronic marvels, this gigantic collection is now available for a ridiculously low price--with illustrations--in a form that I can read on my Kindle, my iPhone or my Macbook Air (my preferred reading method). I can also report that the Table of Contents easily lets me navigate among the stories.
I'm starting from the beginning and reading my way through each and every Sherlock Holmes story. Its a joy to once again uncover Sherlock's unique deductive reasoning skills.
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The fine choice of narrator makes this audiobook a very enjoyable listen - I especially like to listen late at night to help me relax before drifting off to sleep.
The one slight drawback with audiobooks in general is that if you miss a few words or sentences, or want to listen again to a specific passage, you have to go back to the beginning of the chapter / file; you can't just go back a few seconds. Of course, if you're reading the stories in a book, you can read a sentence as many times as you want to and indeed, I bought the paperback edition of the stories as well to compliment the audiobook. This is an equally good buy (it cost me just £5 for 1400+ pages in paperback).
The collection consists of four volumes, with the novels and books of short stories being distributed across them. This leads to one small oddity - the first part of Volume II is "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes", which includes the story "The Final Problem" and the apparent death of Holmes. The second part is "The Hound of the Baskervilles", where Holmes is very much alive. Volume III starts with "The Return of Sherlock Holmes", where the story "The Empty House" explains how Holmes survived and in the process concludes the Moriarty mini-arc . So any first-time readers might be slightly puzzled by this, and I am not sure why the publishers placed the "Hound" between.
This is the perfect collection to start!