Boasting some of Sherlock Holmes's finest adventures, this classic 1894 collection was originally written in serial form. Eleven of the most popular tales of the immortal sleuth include "Silver Blaze," concerning the "curious incident of the dog in the night-time"; "The Greek Interpreter," starring Holmes's even more formidable brother, Mycroft; and "The Final Problem," the detective's notorious confrontation with arch-criminal Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls.
Holmes and Dr. Watson remain history's greatest detective team, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's portrayals of male comradeship, the thrills of the chase, and the misty precincts of Victorian London remains unmatched in detective literature.
With the success of his Sherlock Holmes stories, Arthur Conan Doyle (18591930) abandoned his career as a physician and devoted himself to writing. In addition to 56 short stories and 4 novels starring the famous sleuth, Doyle wrote historical novels, plays, poetry, and nonfiction.
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