Sherlock Holmes: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Complete Set 4)

Sherlock Holmes: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Complete Set 4)

by Arthur Conan Doyle
     
 

A collection of gripping cases that culminates in the most shocking of all - the notorious, fatal encounter between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls.

'He is the Napoleon of Crime...He is the organiser of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city'. A man like Sherlock Holmes has many enemies.

Overview

A collection of gripping cases that culminates in the most shocking of all - the notorious, fatal encounter between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls.

'He is the Napoleon of Crime...He is the organiser of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city'. A man like Sherlock Holmes has many enemies. Violent murderers, deviant villains, ghosts of old loves, blackmailers and poisonous scribes, to to name but a few. But none are so deadly, so powerful, as Professor Moriarty. Moriarty - the only man who can compete with Holmes' genius. The only man who can, perhaps, ultimately defeat the great detective ...

Editorial Reviews

When The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes was first published in 1894, its author "A. Conan Doyle" couldn't have imagined that this collection of short stories would not only continue to be a resilient backlist bestseller for over a century; it would also become the basis of an upcoming blockbuster movie. While fans await the release of Guy Ritchie's film starring Robert Downey, Jr., and Rachel McAdams, readers can sample the original, which includes stories including "The Musgrove Ritual," "Silver Blaze," and "The Final Problem." (Meanwhile, NOOK Book readers can make their choice among half a dozen eBook versions on this mystery classic.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780755387632
Publisher:
Headline Book Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/04/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
583 KB

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Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a doctor by trade; optician more specifically. It is rumoured that during his off periods of work he would think about and write his various stories. He is well known for several science fiction works, but of course his most recognizable works are the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. He died in 1930.
He tried desperately to "kill off" Holmes so that he could pursue other genres of writing as well, and not just be known for the Holmes mysteries. However, after much public outcry, Holmes returned in "The Empty House" and in many other stories following, up to the "Case Book of Sherlock Holmes" collection.

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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