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Sherlock Holmes: Selected Stories (1951)

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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This volume comprises a very good selection of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories -- from heavily-anthologized classics such as 'The Red-Headed League' to stories I'd not encountered before, such as 'The Greek Interpreter'. The longest work included is the novella 'The Sign of Four', which was the only inclusion that left my attention wandering a bit.

On the whole, however, this collection forms an excellent introduction to the Sherlock Holmes stories. One note: the stories selected span the full range of Conan Doyle's Holmes opus, so some stories contain references to works that aren't included; some of these are definitely spoilers, so if you're completely fresh to Holmes, you might want to miss this one out and read the stories in a more chronologically-systematic fashion. Holmes would approve, of course! ( )
  mrtall | Jun 24, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192835378, Paperback)

This volume includes Silver Blaze, The Speckled Band, The Sign of Four, A Scandal of Bohemia, The Naval Treaty, The Blue Carbuncle, The Greek Interpreter, The Red-Headed League, The Empty House, The Missing Three-Quarter, and His Last Bow.

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson respond to a coded warning when they arrived at a fortressed country house of the reclusive Jack Douglas, too late to prevent a tragic death. They must follow a series of clues in search of a murderer and establish a connection between the corpse with a missing face and a ruthless secret society which once terrorized a desolate region of the United States.… (more)

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