Sherlock: His Last Bow [NOOK Book]

Overview

The hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a new generation to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective. This edition of the classic collection of stories, with an introduction by Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffatt, allows fans to discover the power of those original adventures.





Could a woman die of fright alone? And who is the ...

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Sherlock: His Last Bow

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Overview

The hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a new generation to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective. This edition of the classic collection of stories, with an introduction by Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffatt, allows fans to discover the power of those original adventures.





Could a woman die of fright alone? And who is the sender of a most grizzly package - two human ears in a box? Holmes and Watson tackle a whole host of new mysteries before Baker Street's most famous detective finally leaves London for the quiet of a Sussex farm. But one final adventure puts an end to his retirement. As Britain stands poised on the brink of the First World War, can Sherlock Holmes keep a terrible new super-weapon from falling into the enemy's hands?



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781448142255
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 35,021
  • File size: 416 KB

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. He trained as a doctor at Edinburgh University and it was during this time that he witnessed methods of diagnosis that would later inspire Sherlock Holmes' astonishing methods of deduction. A Study in Scarlet was Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes novel, published in 1887, but it was The Sign of Four, published in 1890, that catapulted him to worldwide fame.


From 1891 he wrote short stories about the immortal detective for The Strand magazine. He attempted to kill off Sherlock Holmes in 1893, in The Final Problem, but was forced to revive him after thousands of complaints. Conan Doyle died in 1930 having written two more Sherlock Holmes novels, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Valley of Fear, both serialized in The Strand, and a total of 56 short stories. Not only the master of popular crime fiction, he also wrote the best-selling science fiction novel, The Lost World from the Professor Challenger series.

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    fatal logical errors ...

    Doyle writes brilliant about Sherlock but Moffat's writtens have fatal logical errors in storyline and the character , because BBC doesn't want to depict the real Sherlock

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    Mysterys are my favorite types of books but goes off the chart

    16433224455779008765222hi mi names bob. What's your name?

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