The Complete Sherlock Holmes

The Complete Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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The next elegant edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series is The Complete Sherlock Holmescomprised of 4 full-length novels and 56 short stories featuring the world’s most famous pipe-smoking detectiveWritten by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle between the years 1867 and 1927, the legendary Sherlock Holmes employed his mastery of deductive reasoning and expert sleuthing to solve an arraying of complex and harrowing cases. From his home – 221B Baker Street in London - the legendary Sherlock Holmes (accompanied by his loyal companion and chronicler, Dr. Watson) baffled policemen and became famous worldwide for his remarkable observations and even more eccentric habits.

Featuring a foreword from renowned Holmes scholar, Daniel Stashower, (author of A Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes in America), The Complete Sherlock Holmes contains every known Sherlock Holmes tale ever written. From Holmes’ first appearance in “A Study in Scarlet” (1887) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901-1902), through the collection of stories in the The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, this deluxe edition boasts the entire Holmes catalogue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610589734
Publisher: Race Point Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Series: Knickerbocker Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Born in 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote his first story at the tender age of six. Though he later schooled and trained to become a physician, he carried his love of story-telling with him and authored his first Sherlock Holmes tale, “A Study in Scarlet,” in 1887. The character, Holmes, was modeled after fellow physician and surgeon, Dr. Joseph Bell, who had been known for his acute powers of deductive observation.   In his real life, Doyle worked in the name of justice too. He personally investigated two cases of innocent men who had been wrongfully imprisoned and helped to get them exonerated for their “crimes.”
Doyle married twice (his first wife, Louisa Hawkins, died from tuberculosis) and fathered 5 children. He became intensely interested in the spiritualism following numerous deaths in his life, including Louisa and his son, Kingsley.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1859

Date of Death:

July 7, 1930

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Crowborough, Sussex, England


Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

Table of Contents

A Study in Scarlet
Part 1Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D., Late of the Army Medical Department.
1Mr. Sherlock Holmes15
2The Science of Deduction19
3The Lauriston Garden Mystery25
4What John Rance Had to Tell32
5Our Advertisement Brings a Visitor36
6Tobias Gregson Shows What He Can Do41
7Light in the Darkness46
Part 2The Country of the Saints
1On the Great Alkali Plain52
2The Flower of Utah58
3John Ferrier Talks with the Prophet62
4A Flight for Life65
5The Avenging Angels71
6A Continuation of the Reminiscences of John Watson, M.D.76
7The Conclusion83
The Sign of Four
1The Science of Deduction89
2The Statement of the Case94
3In Quest of a Solution97
4The Story of the Bald-headed Man100
5The Tragedy of Pondicherry Lodge106
6Sherlock Holmes Gives a Demonstration110
7The Episode of the Barrel115
8The Baker Street Irregulars122
9A Break in the Chain128
10The End of the Islander134
11The Great Agra Treasure139
12The Strange Story of Jonathan Small143
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
A Scandal in Bohemia161
The Red-headed League176
A Case of Identity190
The Boscombe Valley Mystery202
The Five Orange Pips217
The Man with the Twisted Lip229
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle244
The Adventure of the Speckled Band257
The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb273
The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor287
The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet301
The Adventure of the Copper Beeches316
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Silver Blaze335
The Yellow Face350
The Stock-broker's Clerk362
The "Gloria Scott"373
The Musgrave Ritual386
The Reigate Puzzle398
The Crooked Man411
The Resident Patient422
The Greek Interpreter435
The Naval Treaty447
The Final Problem469
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventure of the Empty House483
The Adventure of the Norwood Builder496
The Adventure of the Dancing Men511
The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist526
The Adventure of the Priory School538
The Adventure of Black Peter558
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton572
The Adventure of the Six Napoleons582
The Adventure of the Three Students596
The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez607
The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter622
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange635
The Adventure of the Second Stain650
The Hound of the Baskervilles
1Mr. Sherlock Holmes669
2The Curse of the Baskervilles673
3The Problem679
4Sir Henry Baskerville685
5Three Broken Threads692
6Baskerville Hall698
7The Stapletons of the Merripit House704
8First Report of Dr. Watson712
9Second Report of Dr. Watson716
10Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson726
11The Man on the Tor732
12Death on the Moor740
13Fixing the Nets747
14The Hound of the Baskervilles754
15A Retrospection761
The Valley of Fear
Part 1The Tragedy of Birlstone
1The Warning769
2Sherlock Holmes Discourses774
3The Tragedy of Birlstone779
5The People of the Drama791
6A Dawning Light798
7The Solution806
Part 2The Scowrers
1The Man815
2The Bodymaster820
3Lodge 341, Vermissa830
4The Valley of Fear839
5The Darkest Hour846
7The Trapping of Birdy Edwards Epilogue865
His Last Bow
The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
1The Singular Experience of Mr. John Scott Eccles869
2The Tiger of San Pedro877
The Adventure of the Cardboard Box888
The Adventure of the Red Circle901
The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans913
The Adventure of the Dying Detective932
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax942
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot954
His Last Bow970
The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventure of the Illustrious Client984
The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier1000
The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone1012
The Adventure of the Three Gables1023
The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire1033
The Adventure of the Three Garridebs1044
The Problem of Thor Bridge1054
The Adventure of the Creeping Man1070
The Adventure of the Lion's Mane1083
The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger1095
The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place1102
The Adventure of the Retired Colourman1113

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
J_A_Dennis More than 1 year ago
I bought my copy of this publication 35 years ago. In that time I have enjoyed reading through the many adventures numerous times.

This publication is the most complete, and most authentic compilation of the original works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that I have seen. No frills, no pretensive illustrations or pictures, no clever attempts to interpret or explain the content. It is the written work, as it was originally written by the Master Story-Teller. The printed page is all that is needed to spark the imagination and stimulate the mind. And Boy-O-Boy does it deliver!!

So effective are Conan Doyle's literary methods that many people, at one time or another, thought of Sherlock Holmes as a historical figure, a real person. In fact, the master of "Deductive Reasoning", as presented by the author, established methodology that was previously unheard of. Eventually these ideas became the basis for much of modern day detective work.

The stories are captivating, stimulating and exciting. Visual images and "What-If" mental paradoxes jump from the page to the mind with seamless interface. So convincing are the arguments and conclusions of Mr. Holmes, these tails, filled with pure, indisputable logic and deductive reasoning leave one in a frame of mind to question everything that fails to fit into a logical realistic pattern or solution. I'm telling you, this is powerful stuff and if you're not careful it can change your way of looking at things. It surely has done that to me. For me, this is a positive thing. You will need to decide for yourself.

The publication is well made, although not truly archival in quality. Overall product quality is mediocre at best. The paper is average quality, but heavier than most. The print it durable and well done, although font size is on the small side. No doubt necessary for including the entire, unabridged compilation into a single volume. The cover is stout and durable, although the binding on mine has partially parted in a few places. None-the-less, it is still very much intact, and very much one of my favorites.

My copy is thirty-five years old, read through several times, and yet, after all of these years is is still in good condition. The page ends were left un-trimmed, giving it a unique, vintage look. Makes it more special to me. Newer additions are much more neatly put together and finished. I paid $8.95 for it 35 years ago. At under $30 today, this publication is a great bargain. I highly recommend it to any true Sherlock Holmes officianado, or any one who may like to become one.

No where in the collective adventures of Sherlock Holmes did he ever say, "Elementary My Dear Watson". That was an erroneous tag foisted on the worlds greatest "Consulting Detective" by the money grubbing movie moguls of Hollywierd.

He did, however, say, (and I parraphrase): "When you remove all other possibilities, whatever remains, no matter how unlikely it may seem, must be the truth". Words to live by if I ever heard them. Today they say, "It Is What It Is".

This a great collection for any fan of the Master Detective, Mr. Holmes, or for any lover of classic mystey writing. I highly recommend this, above all other publications of these classic works of the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. One of the greatest mystery writers of all times.
Mistress_Nyte More than 1 year ago
This is a big big book, but it's actually a pretty fast read. I love mysteries, and there is none better than Holmes. I will definitely be reading this one again and again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bargain book for those who desire a complete listing of all of Conan Doyle's Sherlock stories. I was well satisfied. I read many I did not know existed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is there not to like about Sherlock Holmes !! However there are much less expensive anthologies for the Nook.
Ngl More than 1 year ago
All the original stories by Conan Doyle, kicking off with A Study In Scarlet, prepare yourself to read for hours
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Sherlock Holmes! Its a very good series. At first I thought mystery was boring, and uninteresting. But then I read Case Closed, and I thought, if Case Closed is this good, maybe I should try Sherlock Holmes. I loved it after the 1st page! I love it to death.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't usually like detective stories because most of the ones I have read/seen are built entirely on the mystery and detective work and don't have the well developed and complex characters that I like to see in fiction. Well, to my complete amazement I discovered that Sherlock Holmes is most definitely an exception to this rule of mine. I won't bother to give a detailed description of Holmes because I could never make him sound as interesting in this review as he is in the stories. I'll just say that no writer ever created a character who was as realistic, complex, and intriguing as Sherlock Holmes and no writer ever will--period.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thank God for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! In these days of uncertainty and the crooked it is nice to know that some pages will always contain stories pure enough to give us hope that,yes,good will triumph.There lies the magic of Sherlock Holmes and Dr.John Watson.That for a flitting moment in a certain time and space everything is just right.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a 16 year old guy who never really liked to read novels for 'fun'. However, One day in my school library, while browsing, I found a Book titled ' The Complete Sherlock Holmes', me being a lover of mysteries picked the book up and checked it out. Days later I couldn't beleive it this book had me HOOKED! Mr. Doyle did a superbulous job on his fictional character Mr. Holmes and I recommend this whole set to all Mystery lovers of all ages, Trust me you won't be dissappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Doyle wrote several novel-length books, but is particularly famous for his 56 short stories, starring Sherlock Holmes. This collection contains all of Doyle's works, but is especially worth purchasing because it contains the complete collection of the adventures of the world's most famous super sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. Although written in the early 20th century, Holmes' incredible deductions and brilliant detective work is timeless, and will continue to amaze and entertain readers well into the 21st century. One of my favorites! A worthy addition to any personal library!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great! It really captures your imagination. With this book younot only read it, but have a certain involvement in trying to reveal the outcome to the reader. I checked this out from the library just to read a mystery book, but liked the book so much that I decided to buy it. doyle really put a great plot in the sherlock holmes story, making holmes a character that is still recognized today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the greatest book! It has many short stories that are thrilling to read. It also has 'The Hound of the Baskersville' a spine-chilling narrative about a killer hound... It is a great book and I enjoyed it immensely. Sherlock Holmes amazed me by solving all of the mysteries. This book is a definate MUST!
15louisn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the complete adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a ¿consultant¿ detective, with an amazing power of deduction, and his roommate at 221B, Baker Street, Dr. John Watsons they travel across England to solve cases that has left the Police clueless. Nowadays, Sherlock Holmes is a name known to everyone. I liked this book for Sherlock¿s eccentric behavior, and Watson¿s cluelessness about what Sherlock thinks. Conan Doyle is a very good author, who puts himself well into the skin of Watson to tell the amazing stories of his two protagonists and how they fight crime and Sherlock¿s archenemy, Moriarty.
jmeisen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While it is handy to have the entire Canon in one volume, this edition contains a plethora of errors, as well as failing to correct the awkwardness that ensued when Doyle moved "The Cardboard Box." If you can manage it, spring for the 12-volume Oxford edition -- also unlike this volume, the Oxford books are a convenient size for carrying and reading.
Caffeinated on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Catchy. Good, solid writing. Humorous, entertaining characters. Only quip is the second half to the first novel; the first half is wonderful (you can wonder in awe, with Watson, about who Sherlock is); however, the second half is displaced from the immediate story line, and worse, the girl (when young) was irrecoverably annoying. For that, I am tempted to say that AC Doyle was better at the short story form than the novel, but the other novels make up for the first. (4)
dgbnumber1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Engrossing. I like the fact that these are short and they're engrossing.
Little_Girl_Blue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent stories. If you enjoy mystery, then Doyle's Holmes is a must. Be transported back to London in the days of horse and buggy. Superior style and prose, plus masterful characterization, and plots that will have you up reading past your bedtime!
TadAD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The novels and short stories are of somewhat uneven quality but, come on, there's a reason why Doyle was forced by the reading public to resurrect Holmes from's a lot of fun!
cagebox More than 1 year ago
Simply fantastic. Everything you could want from a Sherlock Holmes collection. Beautiful book and made of the highest quality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looked and looked for a good Sherlock Holmes collection with the original illustrations to replace my 1970s book that is falling apart. There are none! The only ones I found had blurry/pixelated images, missing illustrations, or none a all. This copy is great! And, from what I can tell, it has all of the original spelling, which is great for language enthusiasts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Complete and with the original illustrations—best collection of Sherlock Holmes out there.
JYEE More than 1 year ago
The book set was NOT secured properly inside the box. For a heavy item like this should be wrapped more carefully than just randomly throwing airbags inside the shipping box. The front corners of the box set and the first book were dented. It was a big hassle to re-order for replacement, so just keep it but disappointed.
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Wanna get it but don't know if it is a good copy
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