The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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BN ID: 2940151437851
Publisher: Enhanced E-Books
Publication date: 04/17/2015
Series: The Sherlock Holmes Collection , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 238
Sales rank: 36,644
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

A prolific author of books, short stories, poetry, and more, the Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for the creation of one of literature’s most vivid and enduring characters: Sherlock Holmes. Through detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction, Holmes and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step into the swirling fog of Victorian London to rescue the innocent, confound the guilty, and solve the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.

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

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The Return Of Sherlock Holmes 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So scrambled that one can't read it. I know it was free, but what is the point???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Virtually unreadable due to all the errors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The conversion to ebook was very poorly done. The text is nearly unreadable with multiple errors in each sentence. Download from Project Gutenberg and download it there. Their version is much cleaner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent collection of Holmes tales. This has some of my favorites. By the way, this version is very nice and isn't full of errors, as some of the other reviews seem to be for other versions, not this one
Aryn Kodet More than 1 year ago
Very poor formatting and many, many errors made the story hard to understand. But, hey, what else can you expect from a free download? I would recommed buying one of the .99 cent versions, that way you dont have to deal with those pesky errors.
NYM More than 1 year ago
Another fabulous novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Same characters, great new mysteries. Brilliant!
Nancy Coleman More than 1 year ago
This translation of Sherlock Holmes has passages that are virtualy unreadable. The first chapter or two are all right but after that certain passages get completely replaced by symbols. I suggest you buy one of the other copys of this book.
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
A previous collection of Doyle's stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, brought so much pleasure that I couldn't wait for more. Here they are in THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES stunningly presented by Simon Prebble.. If you've not yet heard a reading by Prebble, sit down and prepare to be well entertained. The British born Prebble, an experienced stage, television, and film, actor came to our country in 1990. Since then he has narrated some 350 audio books and has garnered every possible award (some numerous times) - A Golden Voice and Voices of the Century by AudioFile, 24 Earphone awards, 5 Listen Up awards...well, you get the idea, he's terrific. This collection of 13 Holmes stories was initially published during the years 1903 - 1904. It is the first collection to appear since Holmes supposedly died in "The Adventure of the Final Problem," and represents Doyle at his best. Among the 13 we find everything from The Adventure of the Empty House (which features the return of Holmes and his explanation of miraculously surviving a to the death struggle with Professor Moriarity) to The Adventure of the Second Stain. The redoubtable Watson is, of course, by Holmes's side throughout offering his memorable comments and questions. THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES is truly a classic and one that detective fiction aficionados will want to hear again and again. - Gail Cooke
LisaMaria_C on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the third collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories, consisting of a baker's dozen of puzzle pieces with the Great Detective. I wouldn't recommend them as an introduction to Holmes. In the last story of the second collection, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, "The Final Problem," Doyle famously sent Holmes over Reichenbach Falls. The introduction in the edition I read relates how a boatman told Doyle that even if Holmes survived the fall over the cliff, "he was never quite the same man afterwards." I don't know if I'd go that far, but it's true that if I had to list my favorite Holmes stories ("A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Speckled Band," "The Red-Headed League", "The Blue Carbuncle," "Silver Blaze," "The Musgrave Ritual") they all come from the first two collections. The introduction also points out that many of the stories in this collection have elements recycled from earlier stories: "The Six Napoleans" recapping aspects of "The Blue Carbuncle," "The Norwood Builder" using a trick from "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Second Stain" is reminiscent of "The Naval Treaty" and "The Solitary Cyclist" of "The Greek Interpreter."Still, reading this was a pleasure--if not so much as brilliant puzzle pieces, than just for the company of the wry Holmes and how he plays off Watson. I had to grin when Holmes whips off his disguise in "The Empty House" and Watson faints--and then at Holmes' account at how he faked his own death--observing how all of them who came with Watson came to "totally erroneous conclusions." I was intrigued by the puzzle of the stick-figure cipher in "The Dancing Men." I'm not about to forget the death by harpoon in "The Black Peter." I had to smile at Holmes ironic humor in his comments to Inspector Lestrade at the end of "Charles Augustus Milverton." And it's a great moment in "The Six Napoleons" when Lestrade says Scotland Yard is proud of Holmes. And it was touching to see the concern of the seemingly cold, logical Holmes for Watson in "The Abbey Grange." So yes, even though I'd recommend the earlier short story collections or the first three novels (especially The Hound of the Baskervilles over The Return of Sherlock Holmes, that's not to say there isn't still a lot to enjoy here.
391 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Holmes has returned from Reichenbach Falls, much to the surprise of - well, everyone, considering he was thought to be dead. There are thirteen stories in this collection, short enough to be fast-paced and well-worded enough to be deeply engaging. Some of my favorite stories were the Norwood Builder (with some horror undertones; faked deaths and grotesque murders ahoy!), Charles Agustus Milverton, The Solitary Cyclist and the Second Stain. There were a few dull moments - the Adventure of the Three Students is pretty terrible, in my opinion, with a 'mystery' that is both boring and instantly solveable. But overall it is a solid collection in the Holmes canon.
david7466 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While all of the stories are good, the last two in the book are the best in my opinion. They feel very classically Holmes.
anneofia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sherlock Holmes is timeless! The baker's dozen of Adventures that appear in this book are: The Empty House, The Norwood Builder, The Dancing Men, The Solitary Cyclist, The Priory School, Black Peter, Charles Augustus Milverton, The Six Napoleons, The Three Students, The Golden Pince-nez, The Missing Three-quarter, The Abbey Grange, and The Second Stain.
ruthich on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A better collection of short stories (Puffin has published some of these stories in a collection called 'The Great Adventures of SH'. Includes one of my favourite short stories, 'The Dancing Men' and adventure based around a writing code featuring little stick men. All very much worth a read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Iyou do theres a lot of these*%;;$/';%/'/' My version dosent have any
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Total ripoff, almost unreadable. Find another version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey the missprints aren't that bad! I mean, you can still read it! And it's
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Lots of characters in place of the simply marvelous words that shoul be there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story but should be read on the printed page
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made reading very difficult.
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It's ok pretty interesting but can be a bit odd.
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Thorne2112 More than 1 year ago
A welcome return for the legendary Sherlock Holmes.