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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (Collins Classics)

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (Collins Classics) [Kindle Edition]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

Featuring the last 12 stories ever written about the infamous detective, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes contains some of Conan Doyle’s most villainous and unusual characters.

The 1920s was a disenchanting era, and the darker mood of many of these stories reflects the environment at the time. Some even felt that the stories showed Conan Doyle exploring Spiritualism as it was an area he was interested in at the time and the mental derangement and physical disfigurements that crop up in many of the stories allude to the horrors of the First World War.

The collection includes ‘The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire’, ‘The Adventure of the Creeping Man’ and ‘The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane’.

About the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was a Scottish writer and physician, most famous for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes and long-suffering sidekick Dr Watson. Conan Doyle 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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 522 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: William Collins (31 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007420242
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007420247
  • ASIN: B00810S9J0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #225,178 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 28 April 2014
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Great reading in perfect English. A joy to read, and fresh and modern stories. Reccomend to all ages. Value too.
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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes is a little bit special - there simply aren't enough original Sherlock Holmes stories to satisfy a dedicated reader's appetite, and this volume collects the final twelve stories of the Holmes canon.

First published in The Strand magazine between October 1921 and April 1927, the stories are set way after Holmes' apparent death at the Reichenbach Falls after a struggle with Professor Moriarty. In fact, Holmes is getting old, as Conan Doyle himself was at that time in his life, and some of the stories are even narrated by Holmes itself, and one of them takes place after the great detective's retirement.

Despite all this, and despite being a formidable read in its own right, the Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes is hardly Sir Arthur's greatest work, and while it's a fulfilling read for a Sherlock Holmes fan, it's not as good as some of the early work which made me fall in love with the detective in the first place. But then, any Sherlock Holmes story is a Sherlock Holmes story, and I'm willing to take anything I can get - even, and I dread to think of it, the stuff that was written after Conan Doyle's death by third parties.

There are better places to start if you're new to Sherlock Holmes, but you'd be a fool to miss it either way - it's my firm belief that everyone should read the entire Holmes collection before they die, but each to their own. Keep your eyes peeled for the sinister Adventure of the Sussex Vampire and the book's opening story, The Adventure of the Illustrious Client, both of which are of a superior quality to the rest of the book's contents, ranking up there among the best of Conan Doyle. Not bad at all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I like Sherlock Holmes 10 Nov 2013
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I like Sherlock Holmes andI enjoyed reading it again this time on my Kindle. It's so easy and you never lose your place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good read 28 Feb 2013
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I always enjoy Sherlock's adventures! I'd recommend to anyone to go out and buy/download as I've started reading from the beginning
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4.0 out of 5 stars Arthur Conan Doyle: The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, Kindle edition 3 April 2013
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In my view we cannot speak of " great litterature". Yet it proved pleasant, enjoyable reading when I needed to relax. The stories are well constructed and written, never boring. In their category I would give them as well as Doyle' s other Sherlock Holmes Books four stars
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