Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

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In this second of three volumes of the brilliant collection The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, England's most prominent investigator is at it again in four more mysteries demanding this super sleuth's exceptional powers of deduction. Originally conceived for BBC broadcast and produced by the world's foremost creators of radio entertainment, these exceptional dramatizations bring to life the Victorian world of the master detective.

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In this second of three volumes of the brilliant collection The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, England's most prominent investigator is at it again in four more mysteries demanding this super sleuth's exceptional powers of deduction. Originally conceived for BBC broadcast and produced by the world's foremost creators of radio entertainment, these exceptional dramatizations bring to life the Victorian world of the master detective.

In "The Sussex Vampire," Sherlock Holmes needs to look in a mirror to establish the truth, while "The Three Garridebs" finds Holmes and Watson investigating why someone has been trying to make Nathan Garrideb leave his cluttered room. A single sensational deduction stands at the heart of "The Problem of Thor Bridge," an excellent story of passion and unrequited love, and a story in which Holmes finds a rather interesting use for Watson's revolver. Finally, in the eerily titled "A Creeping Man," a distinguished academic's very strange behavior alarms his family to the point of horror.

Complete with stirring music and sound effects, this exceptional presentation has all the charm of a radio broadcast...and all the excitement of a theater performance. These four tales in the continuing series of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes find England's astute and fearsome duo of Watson and Holmes at the top of their form.
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In 1989 the BBC began an unprecedented project to dramatize all 60 of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories (e.g., The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Audio Reviews, LJ 2/15/98). From the first, which was performed in 1989, to the final one, presented last summer, Clive Merrison has been the voice of Holmes and Michael Williams has been his trusty Watson. The four stories in this audiobook reflect a different atmosphere from the 1895 vintage Holmes Sherlockians cherish, but they still record the cases of that brilliant and eccentric detective. These BBC programs will show listeners just how well mystery can be performed as Holmes and Watson undertake the case of "The Three Garridebs," "The Problem of Thor Bridge," and "The Creeping Man." The true gem of this collection, however, is the case in which Holmes must confront "The Sussex Vampire." Superb!--Theresa Connors, Arkansas Tech Univ., Russellville
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A collection of the illustrated Sherlock Holmes stories reprinted from The Strand Magazine. Includes Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear, His Last Bow: The War Service of Sherlock Holmes, & the last 12 stories from The Case-Book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904633686
  • Publisher: Gardners Books
  • Publication date: 8/19/2004
  • Edition description: NEW

Meet the Author

British writer, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, who is the best-known detective in literature and the embodiment of sharp reasoning. Doyle himself was not a good example of rational personality: he believed in fairies and was interested in occultism. Sherlock Holmes stories have been translated into more than fifty languages, and made into plays, films, radio and television series, a musical comedy, a ballet, cartoons, comic books, and advertisement. By 1920, Doyle was one of the most highly paid writers in the world.

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

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes is the last of the Holmes short

    The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes is the last of the Holmes short story collections written by Arthur Conan Doyle. In general, the stories are not as deep as the previous publications, but most are more fun to read and are somewhat more innovative than the previous Holmes stories. Some of the plots tend more toward the horror (e.g. a possible vampire), medical fiction (e.g. humans taking monkey DNA), and twisted financial scam type of storylines. I think this may have been the first time that suicide was used to frame another individual in classic literature. The mysteries are almost never easy to figure out...mostly because the author doesn't provide you with the clues you need to solve the puzzles (unlike the previous books), so the surprise usually lasts until the end of each story. Great fun that can be ingested in bite size pieces when you need to kill a few minutes at a time. A fitting end for one of the most enduring characters ever created.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Rating is for the quality of this copy.

    It is not worth ten dollars. Chapters aren't marked in the contents, words are frequently broken up with spaces, and random blank pages are littered throughout.

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