The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes

Short stories

Paperback (03 Sep 2009)

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Publisher's Synopsis

SHERLOCK HOLMES IS NOT ONLY THE MOST FAMOUS CHARACTER IN CRIME FICTION BUT THE MOST FAMOUS CHARACTER IN ALL OF FICTION.

'Holmes has a timeless intelligence that puts him head, shoulders and deer-stalker above all other detectives' Alexander McCall Smith

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This complete volume contains four novels and fifty-six short stories about the most engaging detective of all time, with a foreword by crime writer Ruth Rendell.

Sherlock Holmes, together with his faithful sidekick Doctor John H. Watson, proves himself as the quintessential detective. Time after time his pits his extraordinary wits and courage against foreign spies, blackmailers, cultists, petty thieves, murderers, swindlers, policemen (both stupid and clever), and his arch-nemesis Moriarty.

Continuing to enthral millions in film and TV adaptations, Arthur Conan Doyle's creation has inspired readers and writers of crime stories for well over a century. Join their ranks with this collection.
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'The immense talent, passion and literary brilliance that Conan Doyle brought to his work give him a unique place in English letters. Personally, I'd walk a million miles in tight boots just to read his letters to the milkman' Stephen Fry

'Now, as in his lifetime, cab drivers, statesmen, academics, and raggedy-assed children sit spellbound at his feet. No wonder, then, if the pairing of Holmes and Watson has triggered more imitators than any other duo in literature' John Le Carré

Book information

ISBN: 9780141040288
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 1136
Weight: 1078g
Height: 232mm
Width: 153mm
Spine width: 45mm