Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in all fiction, and his adventures are among the finest capers committed to the printed page. Rightly regarded as the Great Detective, Holmes sees clues that others overlook, and displays skills of detection that are nearly as uncanny as they are . . . elementary.
The Greatest Adventures of Sherlock Holmes collects forty-eight classic tales, including the full-length novels "A Study in Scarlet," "The Sign of the Four," "The Hound of the Baskervilles," and "The Valley of Fear." In addition, it features forty-four short masterpieces of detective fiction, among them "The Speckled Band," "A Scandal in Bohemia," "His Last Bow," and "The Final Problem." This collection of superb stories is your passport to 221B Baker, where Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. Watson, explore some of the most baffling crimes ever committed--and where the game is always afoot.
About the Author
A prolific author of books, short stories, poetry, and more, the Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for the creation of one of literature’s most vivid and enduring characters: Sherlock Holmes. Through detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction, Holmes and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step into the swirling fog of Victorian London to rescue the innocent, confound the guilty, and solve the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.
Date of Birth:May 22, 1859
Date of Death:July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885