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The illustrations for this series were created by Scott McKowen, who, with his wife Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc., a company specializing in design and illustration for theater and performing arts. Their projects often involve research into the visual aspects of historical settings and characters. Christina is a theater set and costume designer and contributed advice on the period clothing for the illustrations.

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The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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Overview


The illustrations for this series were created by Scott McKowen, who, with his wife Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc., a company specializing in design and illustration for theater and performing arts. Their projects often involve research into the visual aspects of historical settings and characters. Christina is a theater set and costume designer and contributed advice on the period clothing for the illustrations.

Scott created these drawings in scratchboard ­ an engraving medium which evokes the look of popular art from the period of these stories. Scratchboard is an illustration board with a specifically prepared surface of hard white chalk. A thin layer of black ink is rolled over the surface, and lines are drawn by hand with a sharp knife by scraping through the ink layer to expose the white surface underneath. The finished drawings are then scanned and the color is added digitally.

It’s elementary—there’s no more intriguing detective than Sherlock Holmes, with his unequalled powers of deduction, and no better mysteries than the tricky ones that only he can solve. Here are some of the finest Holmes stories, recounted by his trusty friend and assistant, Dr. Watson.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402792663
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Series: Sterling Unabridged Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 788,307
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe’s detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world’s best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed. Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur—he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War—became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

Iain Pears was born in 1955. Educated at Wadham College, Oxford, he has worked as a journalist, an art historian, and a television consultant in England, France, Italy, and the United States. He is the author of seven highly praised detective novels, a book of art history, and countless articles on artistic, financial, and historical subjects, as well as the international bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost He lives in Oxford, England.

Biography

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed.

Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur -- he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War -- became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 22, 1859
    2. Place of Birth:
      Edinburgh, Scotland
    1. Date of Death:
      July 7, 1930
    2. Place of Death:
      Crowborough, Sussex, England

Table of Contents

Biographical Note
Introduction
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1
The Adventure of Scandal in Bohemia 3
The Adventure of the Red-Headed League 25
The Adventure of a Case of Identity 47
The Adventure of the Boscombe Valley Mystery 63
The Adventure of the Five Orange Pips 85
The Adventure of the Man with Twisted Lip 103
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle 125
The Adventure of the Speckled Band 144
The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb 167
The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor 187
The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet 207
The Adventure of the Copper Beeches 229
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 253
Silver Blaze 255
The Cardboard Box 278
The Yellow Face 297
The Stockbroker's Clerk 314
The 'Gloria Scott' 331
The Musgrave Ritual 349
The Reigate Squires 366
The Crooked Man 384
The Resident Patient 400
The Greek Interpreter 416
The Naval Treaty 433
The Final Problem 464
Note on the Text 481
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  • Posted May 9, 2009

    best for thrilling

    best for anyone

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2006

    Sherlock's story

    ¿Sherlock, watch out,¿ someone shouted to me boom! ¿what happened Pudwill,¿ said Sherlock . My book was he adventures of Sherlock holmes and the author was Sir Canon Author Doyle. The Setting was old London and Germany. Sherlock has five mysteries I¿m going to tell you about one. The third mystery was about the secret factory. He found a note in his mailbox . and the rest is up to you. My opinion was it was to hard and I liked it I wanted to read it, it made it a challenge for me because I¿m not very good with words. The book was very interesting and Sherlock is very smart. He uses a lot of dialog. My recommendation is that the grade level was 8 grade because it is very challenging. It is very challenging because it gives very tough words. I liked the book a lot and it was very interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2005

    I loved this book!!!!

    This book was great!!! I don't love mystery that much but this book was wonderful. What great mysteries!!!! If you want a good book to read read this one!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2004

    this book is a good book!

    this book is a classic and it's a mystery book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    JOHNLOCK IS CANNON

    Yes it is

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Great Book

    Loved it!

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  • Posted May 17, 2013

    The book that I read was The Hound of Baskervilles by Sir Arthur

    The book that I read was The Hound of Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This book is about a hound that terrorizes the moor in Coombe Tracey, London. The hound apparently killed the most famous man in England, Sir Charles Baskerville. Now that Sherlock and Watson have to go on another investigation, they have to be smart, swift and witty to catch this hound. It first starts out at a crime scene where Charles Baskerville is dead. Then Dr. Mortimer comes in to examine the body. Then they notice bite marks and dog prints the size of cantaloupes. This is the basis of the mystery in this story.
    One of the main strengths of this book is the unique point of view through which this story is narrated. Because even though that Sherlock Holmes is the main character of the story, his sidekick Watson is the narrator. Since he is the narrator and a personal friend of Holmes, he can see what Sherlock sees and what he speaks his mind about, too. Watson is very peculiar about Sherlock and what decisions he makes, which is usually a bad idea, but sometimes, his choices work out perfectly in the end. When watson describes how he moves and how his attitude is at all times, really brings out and helps you understand why Sherlock has his motive to do what he is ordered to do. This strength of this book gives a mysterious feeling that gives great description on what you have read. This is the book that Doyle fans would go crazy for.
    One weakness of the book. Except, for only one scene in this book, is that there was one part in this book that didn’t really provide a well suited setting that readers could imagine what was going on. Other than that, the book was fantastic. In the setting, he only said it was a beautiful coffee shop. And that was it. So then they start to talk about how they could catch the hound. Then at the time, Stapleton was an ally, so he decided to sit with them and talk as well.
    Personally I think this is simply one of the best books that I have read in my life. The storyline was perfect for expert readers, and the setting was so detailed, it felt like I was actually in the story itself. So overall, an outstanding book. The author would even have one part of the story to just be about the architecture of the building. The author describes the way others talk, how the hound should sound like, and even how the trees leaves on the ground rustling. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, by far the best author in history.
    This book would be perfect for Sherlock Holmes fans and many others who like to read about this era. The book is well fitted and very well written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who is, well, to me, one of the greatest writers in history because of his storylines and his sophisticated way of writing. For the fans of Doyle, if you haven’t read this book yet, I would right away because I assure you, this book will blow your mind. If you like mystery books, action, and fiction, this book has all of them combined into one book. Mystery is probably the main part of the story but action. This book is just packed with action. The fights, shootouts, and even, killing the hound, that was by far the best part, in action sense. So to you Doyle fans, read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Pretty awsome

    Was over all a good book and i liked it but it had alot of big wa
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