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The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905)

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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If you can't get enough of Sherlock Holmes, the cranky, brilliant, and above all, idiosyncratic detective created by Scottish author Arthur Conan Doyle, add this collection of tales to your must-read list. These short stories portray Holmes in top form, solving an array of seemingly impenetrable mysteries and crimes in his inimitable style.

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes is comprised of thirteen adventures. There is a certain formula to Doyle's writing. Someone is always trying to scam, blackmail, or extort something from someone else. Clients come to Holmes when Scotland Yard thinks the case is out of their league. Scandal, public embarrassment, or out and out trickery is usually the name of the game. Sherlock is always the master of disguises; a chameleon of identity. He is always seeing details others commonly miss. Confessional: I got a little tired of his smug attitude. I do love Watson, though. ( )
  SeriousGrace | Nov 10, 2023 |
A very enjoyable collection of Holmes and Watson mysteries, although there is a decided return to the romantic/melodramatic stylings of the early novels.

After the opening story, which goes to lunatic levels to bring Holmes back (but fair enough), there are some great stories throughout. Watson's narrative voice is pitch-perfect, as is his relationship with Holmes. Beyond this, the various Scotland Yard characters are given more depth, and are able to work WITH Holmes, as opposed to just following him around and always being wrong.

As I said above, though, many of the stories seem to veer toward that very 19th century melodrama feel in their denouements, although Conan Doyle handles it quite emotionlessly, so at least it isn't protracted. And many of the stories - those featuring missing people or objects - often seem to end with the same kind of conclusion (I won't say which, but you'll notice the pattern). Still, these weren't initially published in book form, and so I don't hold vague similarities against them.

An enjoyable collection of stories. I'm two-thirds of the way through the canon already! ( )
  therebelprince | Oct 24, 2023 |
I wasn't all that impressed by this collection of stories. Some of it just felt like it had been done before, others seemed like a bit of a stretch to get to the end. At least one was almost too obvious. I'm not a fan of the cavalier response to the murder of a man in one of the stories, criminal though he may have been. I didn't even realize why Mary Watson was suddenly gone in this book until I read some other reviews (I thought maybe Holmes's "death" and return must simply have taken place before Watson was married, since I've never really paid much attention to the dates), because it was so vaguely alluded to. I would really have hoped for at least a little more consideration for the loss of the woman whose relationship with Watson came about in a previous book. But I guess the weak ending to the relationship mirrors the weakly shown beginning to it. I've come this far, so I'm determined to finish out the entirety of these stories, but I hope to see a return to some of the more interesting and inventive stories of the earlier books. ( )
  Kristi_D | Sep 22, 2023 |
"I have heard your name, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, and I am aware of your profession, one of which I by no means approve."
"In that, doctor, you will find yourself in agreement with every criminal in the country," said my friend, quietly. ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Aug 13, 2023 |
Continuing with Fry audiobooks, and it is still just outstanding. ( )
  rumbledethumps | Jun 26, 2023 |
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It was in the spring of the year 1894 that all London was interested, and the fashionable world dismayed, by the murder of the Honourable Ronald Adair under most unusual and inexplicable circumstances.
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There seems to be several different collections that have been called "The Return of Sherlock Holmes", released long after Arthur Conan Doyles death. This collection included the following:
The Adventure of the Empty House
The Adventure of the Norwood Builder
The Adventure of the Dancing Men
The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist
The Adventure of the Priory School
The Adventure of Black Peter
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
The Adventure of the Six Napoleons
The Adventure of the Three Students
The Adventure of the Golden Pince-nez
The Adventure of the Missing Three-quarter
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange
The Adventure of the Second Stain
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Classic Literature. Fiction. Mystery. HTML:

If you can't get enough of Sherlock Holmes, the cranky, brilliant, and above all, idiosyncratic detective created by Scottish author Arthur Conan Doyle, add this collection of tales to your must-read list. These short stories portray Holmes in top form, solving an array of seemingly impenetrable mysteries and crimes in his inimitable style.

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 014103436X, 0241952956

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