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on 19 July 2017
Good Book.
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on 27 May 2017
Wonderful to have the entire Sherlock Holmes series under one cover, albeit a bit bulky to read in bed!
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on 29 July 2012
Absolutely fantastic book and best delivery service seen by till date!
The quality of the print is great.. Would suggest to go a head by this book from amazon, worth every penney spent on this book.
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on 4 January 2014
the book is in soft cover though the photo makes you think it's a hard cover book. the book arrived with slight damages on the cover. nothing dramatic but still. should have been better protected. the order was received on time.
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on 3 May 2017
Fan of SH only part read
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on 4 June 2017
Fantastic book worth the money
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on 19 June 2010
This book makes a great gift, as it's a nicely bound hardback edition. It is also convenient to have the entire Holmes canon to hand in a single volume. I was rather disappointed to find that it was unillustrated though, and find the print slightly on the small side. It's also not a book for reading in bed, or carrying on the tube! Armchair / fireside reading only!
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on 12 July 2010
I love detective stories and I watched most of different Sherlock Holmes tv series, but never read the book before. I must say that the stories are a lot better than on tv and cinema. They are brilliant and to be able to have all in one book is even better. Thanks to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for writing and thanks to Penguin for publishing them all together.
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on 10 February 2014
This is primarily a technical review for Kindle version of The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes.

Unusually for Penguin, the Kindle formatting is perfect (Penguin books usually mess up the right-hand justification with "ragged" text). Sadly, the "real page numbers" are completely off. The print version of this book has 1136 pages (see the The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes paperback listing), whereas the Kindle version only indicates 811. At the time of writing, "Page 1" begins with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, completely ignoring A Study In Scarlet and The Sign of the Four. The final page number (811) is the first page of The Adventure of the Six Napoleons in The Return of Sherlock Holmes. For the rest of the book there are no "real page numbers".

To summarise, the "real page numbers" run as follows on the "Go To" menu:

- Cover
- About the Author
- Title Page
- Copyright Page
- FOREWORD
- CONTENTS
- THE PENGUIN COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES
- A STUDY IN SCARLET
- THE SIGN OF FOUR
- ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES - Page 1
- MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES - Page 325
- THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES - Page 611 (last page 811 with the start of The Six Napoleons)
- THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
- THE VALLEY OF FEAR
- HIS LAST BOW
- THE CASE BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
- Footnotes

I have contacted Amazon about this via the live chat system and was promised the book would be taken offline while the problem was sorted but, as of two weeks later, it is still for sale.

All being said, it's a good edition with proper formatting. It's just the page numbers which let it down.
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VINE VOICEon 19 January 2016
This complete Sherlock Holmes, as you can imagine, is a big book, but in that 1100 pages you do get 4 novels and 56 short stories and as such is great value for money.

Arthur Conan Doyle's easy to read and uncomplicated style of writing coupled with fiendishly clever plots and of course the impressive figures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson have made these novels and short stories a perennial favourite for TV and Cinema. Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr are just the latest incarnations of the indefatigable sleuth.

Although it's much cheaper to buy these books in a compendium like this it's not that easy to read as it's quite heavy. Apart from that however this is a great way to get into these great short stories.
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