Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Casebook of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853268571
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions, Limited
Publication date: 01/28/1995
Pages: 400

About the Author

Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh into a prosperous Irish family. He trained as a doctor, gaining his degree from Edinburgh University in 1881. He worked as a surgeon on a whaling boat and also as a medical officer on a steamer travelling between Liverpool and West Africa. He then settled in Portsmouth on the English south coast and divided his time between medicine and writing.

Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance in 'A Study of Scarlet', published in' Beeton's Christmas Annual' in 1887. Its success encouraged Conan Doyle to write more stories involving Holmes but, in 1893, Conan Doyle killed off Holmes, hoping to concentrate on more serious writing. A public outcry later made him resurrect Holmes. In addition, Conan Doyle wrote a number of other novels, including 'The Lost World' and various non-fictional works. These included a pamphlet justifying Britain's involvement in the Boer War, for which he was knighted and histories of the Boer War and World ar One, in  which his son, brother and two of his nephews were killed. Conan Doyle also twice ran unsuccessfully for parliament. In later life he became very interested in spiritualism.

Conan Doyle died of a heart attack on 7 July 1930.

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Case Book of Sherlock Holmes 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MysteryChristieluv More than 1 year ago
Uniquely good bunch of short stories. Not the best of all his stories but if you like Mr Sherlock Holmes you will love this book.
1000_Character_Reviews More than 1 year ago
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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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.