"The Complete Short Stories of Sherlock Holmes" Back Cover of The Book:
A selection of most exciting adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
The deerstalker cap, cape-backed overcoat, and the pipe. The gaslit, cobblestone streets and fog swirling in from England's imperial seas into 221 B Baker Street. Sherlock Holmes the legendary detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle needs no introduction. Ever since the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes in the story "A Scandal in Bohemia” there has been no stopping. Generations of his fans have been reading, fascinated, as he employed his prodigious deductive and intuitive skills to crack the toughest of cases from the barest of clues.
Indeed, the stories of Holmes' adventures are a perennial source of inspiration to lovers of detective fiction, for Sherlock Holmes elevated criminal investigation to a fine art.
This book offers complete 56 short stories, a comprehensive sampling of the master sleuth's detective skills. Written in an inimitable style by that multi-faceted personality and raconteur par excellence, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this concise volume will delight all Holmes-lovers.
About the Author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh. A doctor by profession, it was while waiting for patients that he began to write. An infracaninophile, he was a man of varied interests. His creation of Sherlock Holmes was, however, his greatest achievement. The exploits of this sharp sleuth and his companion in adventure and chronicler, Dr. Watson, soon catapulted Doyle to international status. A prolific writer, he has written four novels and 56 short stories.