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Customer Review

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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