The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. Doctor Watson, Mr Sherlock Holmes. The most famous introduction in the history of crime fiction takes place in Arthur Conan Doyle s A Study in Scarlet, bringing together Sherlock Holmes, the master of science detection, and John H. Watson, the great... show more
With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. Doctor Watson, Mr Sherlock Holmes. The most famous introduction in the history of crime fiction takes place in Arthur Conan Doyle s A Study in Scarlet, bringing together Sherlock Holmes, the master of science detection, and John H. Watson, the great detective s faithful chronicler. This novel not only establishes the magic of the Holmes myth but also provides the reader with a dramatic adventure yarn which ranges from the foggy, gas-lit streets of London to the burning plains of Utah. The Sign of the Four, the second Holmes novel, presents the detective with one of his greatest challenges. The theft of the Agra treasure in India forms a catalyst for treachery, deceit and murder. With these two classic novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four, you have the brilliant foundation of the Sherlock Holmes canon. Reading pleasure rarely comes any finer.
Publish date: January 5th 1998
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
Pages no: 434
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Short Stories
Series: Sherlock Holmes (#9)
This volume contains the last two collections of Sherlock Holmes stories by Doyle. The book places Casebook first, followed by His Last Bow, although the Casebook stories were written and published after Bow. The reason for the reversal of order is that the title story of His Last Bow features an ol...
I have been on a Sherlock Holmes spree for the past couple of weeks. I have watched probably 10 movies and am in the process of reading every story that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ever wrote about Holmes. While Holmes (almost) always solves his case, the stories never seem to grow monotonous. Sir Art...
Even when he's not at his best, Holmes is still good. I had forgotten how dark this collection was.