"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.
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and writing stories about him which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. Doyle is often referred to as "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" or simply "Conan Doyle" (implying that Conan is part of a compound surname, as opposed to his given middle name). His baptism entry in the register of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh gives "Arthur Ignatius Conan" as his given names, and "Doyle" as his surname. It also names Michael Conan as his godfather. The cataloguers of the British Library and the Library of Congress treat "Doyle" alone as his surname. Steven Doyle, editor of the Baker Street Journal, has written: "Conan was Arthur's middle name. Shortly after he graduated from high school he began using Conan as a sort of surname. But technically his last name is simply 'Doyle'." When knighted, he was gazetted as Doyle, not under the compound Conan Doyle. Nevertheless, the actual use of a compound surname is demonstrated by the fact that Doyle's second wife was known as "Jean Conan Doyle" rather than "Jean Doyle".