The Best of Sherlock Holmes (Macmillan Collector's Library)

Author(s): Arthur Conan Doyle

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Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

These fifteen short stories, chosen by David Stuart Davies, former Editor of Sherlock magazine, show the master detective Sherlock Holmes at his most ingenious. Faithfully supported by his chronicler, Dr Watson, Holmes pits his wits against 'the Napoleon of Crime', Professor Moriarty, assists European royalty threatened by disgrace, helps to solve the mysterious death of a young woman due to be married, and becomes involved with other intrigues that defeat the detectives of Scotland Yard. The original illustrations from The Strand magazine by Sidney Paget accompany each story.

Stories included in this edition are:
A Scandal in Bohemia
The Red-Headed League
The Boscombe Valley Mystery
The Man with the Twisted Lip
The Blue Carbuncle
The Speckled Band
Silver Blaze
The Musgrave Ritual
The Dancing Man
The Solitary Cyclist
Charles Augustus Milverton
The Six Napoleons
The Abbey Grange
The Second Stain
The Devil's Foot


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A collection of the best of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories featuring his famous detective

Arthur Conan Doyle was born in 1859. He trained to be a doctor at Edinburgh University and eventually set up a medical practice in Southsea. During the quiet periods between patients, he turned his hand to writing, producing historical novels such as Micah Clarke and adventure yarns including The Lost World, as well as four novels and fifty-six stories involving his most celebrated creations, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. Doyle was knighted in 1902. In later life he devoted much of his time to his belief in Spiritualism, using his writing and celebrity as a means of providing funds to support activities in this field. He died in 1930.

Chapter - 1: A Scandal in BohemiaChapter - 2: The Red-Headed LeagueChapter - 3: The Boscombe Valley MysteryChapter - 4: The Man With the Twisted LipChapter - 5: The Blue CarbuncleChapter - 6: The Speckled BandChapter - 7: Silver BlazeChapter - 8: The Musgrave RitualChapter - 9: The Dancing MenChapter - 10: The Solitary CyclistChapter - 11: Charles August MilvertonChapter - 12: The Six NapoleansChapter - 13: The Abbey GrangeChapter - 14: The Second StainChapter - 15: The Devil's FootSection - i: AfterwordSection - ii: BiographySection - iii: Bibliography

General Fields

  • : 9781909621992
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Collector's Library, The
  • : 0.289
  • : August 2016
  • : 150mm X 93mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Arthur Conan Doyle
  • : 544
  • : 823/.8
  • : English
  • : New Edition
  • : Hardback