The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes

The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes

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by Arthur Conan Doyle, Jonathan Stroud
     
 

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Through the foggy streets of Victorian London to the deepest countryside, Sherlock Holmes uses his unique powers of deduction in eight thrilling investigations, including the mysteries of 'The Speckled Band' and 'The Reigate Puzzle'. With a captivating introduction by award-winning Jonathan Stroud.

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Through the foggy streets of Victorian London to the deepest countryside, Sherlock Holmes uses his unique powers of deduction in eight thrilling investigations, including the mysteries of 'The Speckled Band' and 'The Reigate Puzzle'. With a captivating introduction by award-winning Jonathan Stroud.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141330044
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/17/2011
Series:
Puffin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
271,280
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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.

Brief Biography

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

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The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first read the first chapter of Sherlock Holmes I was amaze by the kind of techniques that this writer use and how he uses suspense in this story. The suspense in this story wanted to keep me going to find out what happpens next and what is the event. He uses unknown event,identity,mode of operandi, and many more mystery techniques. So I recommend you this book if you want to get a good mystery story to read for fun.....