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The hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a whole new generation of fans to Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective. In this unique collection, Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have selected their all-time favourite Sherlock Holmes adventures, providing readers a curated masterclass in crime fiction.Each of these nineteen tales, from Sherlock’s first apThe hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a whole new generation of fans to Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective. In this unique collection, Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have selected their all-time favourite Sherlock Holmes adventures, providing readers a curated masterclass in crime fiction.Each of these nineteen tales, from Sherlock’s first appearance in A Study in Scarlet to the late classic The Dying Detective, is a potent mix of murder, suspense, cryptic clues, red herrings, and revenge – a ground-breaking combination of forensic science and bold storytelling. Sherlock Holmes established new rules for what a fictional hero could be, and provided a template for detective stories we still follow today.With introductions by Steven and Mark for each story, this beautifully designed collection is the perfect introduction to the world of Sherlock Holmes and the ultimate gift for fans of the show it inspired.The selected stories:A Study In Scarlet The Sign of FourA Scandal in Bohemia The Red-Headed League A Case of Identity The Man with the Twisted Lip The Blue Carbuncle The Speckled Band Silver Blaze The Yellow Face The Musgrave Ritual The Greek Interpreter The Final Problem The Hound of the BaskervillesThe Empty House Charles Augustus Milverton The Bruce-Partington Plans The Devil’s Foot The Dying Detective...

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ISBN : 9781785940163
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 560 Pages
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  • Dale
    2019-03-28 15:58

    The Sherlock BBC show’s creators talk Sherlock Holmes…My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book. You ladies rock!Everyone who reads Sherlock Holmes, or has seen one of the many movies or TV shows, and especially the fans of the BBC drama, Sherlock— has their own favorite story. Yet Sherlockians worldwide have certain stories that they feel one must read in order to understand the Great Detective and how he works.Not only Holmes, but there are stories to read to understand Doctor Watson, Mrs. Hudson, the detectives at Scotland Yard, the Baker Street Irregulars, and of course Irene Adler—the Woman. Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat take time from their busy schedules to hand select a number of Holmes novels and short stories that they feel must be read to understand the characters as written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In the pastiches Holmes is sometimes transported to alternate timelines. In some of them Holmes has different companions, from investigating with his cousin to solving crimes with his wife…This is Holmes the original. I don’t think I need say more about the stories. I will just list them as they appear in this book.A Study in ScarletThe Sign of the Four“A Scandal in Bohemia”“The Red-Headed League”“A Case of Identity”“The Man with the Twisted Lip””The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”“Silver Blaze”“The Yellow Face”“The Musgrave Ritual”“The Final Problem”The Hound of the Baskervilles“The Empty House”“Charles Augustus Milverton” “The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans”“The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot”“The Adventure of the Dying Detective”These adventures cover Holmes’ greatest cases, his most dangerous opponents, and give an excellent picture of 221B and the team of Holmes and Watson! This book could only have a five stars plus rating!Quoth the Raven…

  • Lydia
    2019-03-22 17:52

    For fans who have only seen the television adaption, this collection is a great introduction into the Sherlock Holmes series. Conan Doyle is a masterful writer (if we'll excuse some wild historical inaccuracies) and an extraordinary purveyor of the mysterious; he truly is a pioneer in his field. Exposing the foibles of human nature and touching upon the delicacy of the human mind--it would be a shame for fans to relish in the series without reading Sherlock's adventures. There is scarcely a better treat than a night spent languishing and theorizing over the most unorthodox of crimes, while trying to hash out the inner-workings of a literary genius. This collection gives more than enough insight into the legend that is Sherlock Holmes. Now I've said enough. Read the book.

  • Kelsea
    2019-04-19 19:43

    Commentary: 4⭐️A Study in Scarlet: 3⭐️The Sign of Four: 2⭐️A Scandal in Bohemia: 4⭐️The Red-Headed League: 4⭐️A Case of Identity: 3⭐️The Man with the Twisted Lip : 4⭐️The Blue Carbuncle: 3⭐️The Speckled Band: 4⭐️Silver Blaze: 4⭐️The Yellow Face: 2⭐️The Musgrave Ritual: 3⭐️The Greek Interpreter: 2⭐️The Final Problem: 4⭐️The Hound of the Baskervilles: 4⭐️The Empty House: 3⭐️Charles Augustus Milverton: 3⭐️The Bruce-Partington Plans: 3⭐️The Devil’s Foot: 3⭐️The Dying Detective: 4⭐️

  • Sarah Macdonald
    2019-04-07 21:56

    He is such an engaging writer, and it's fun to go back and read the ones that inspired certain episodes or character development, but their intros are a disappointing 2-3 sentences.

  • Rochelle Ward
    2019-04-05 18:38

    I love Sherlock Holmes and this is a good way to get at the beginning of his relationship with Watson. A good companion to all the movies and TV shows but it's great to get right to the source.

  • Rosey Mucklestone
    2019-03-31 19:51

    -hugs book- it took a very long time to get through the whole collection, but I'm officially a Sherlock books fan.

  • John Compton
    2019-04-01 17:56

    A nice collection of Sherlock Holmes. Enjoyed all of them!

  • Katie B
    2019-03-22 17:37

    This book contains 3 of the Sherlock novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and 16 of the short stories.Included are:A STUDY IN SCARLETTHE SIGN OF FOURA SCANDAL IN BOHEMIATHE RED-HEADED LEAGUEA CASE OF IDENTITYTHE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIPTHE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BANDSILVER BLAZETHE YELLOW FACETHE MUSGRAVE RITUALTHE GREEK INTERPRETERTHE FINAL PROBLEMTHE HOUND OF BASKERVILLESTHE EMPTY HOUSECHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTONTHE ADVENTURES OF THE BRUCE-PARTINGTON PLANSTHE ADVENTURE OF THE DEVIL'S FOOTTHE ADVENTURE OF THE DYING DETECTIVEEach one contains a brief introduction by the creators of the BBC series Sherlock. And when I say brief I mean 2-4 sentences.Overall, this is a good collection of Sherlock stories. However, I was a bit disappointed in the very short intros by the creators of the show. I expected more. If their thoughts and insight are the only reason you want to purchase this collection, I recommend you pass on it. There just wasn't enough there to justify paying for this book when you can get all the stories for free on a Kindle. I would recommend this collection though to new Sherlock readers that want a physical copy and a good selection of stories.I won a free copy of this book in a giveaway and that is my fair and honest review.

  • Helene
    2019-03-29 14:50

    I quite like the presentations/reasons behind this selection of Sherlock Holmes stories by the two creators of the BBC hit show Sherlock, and even though I think a couple of other stories should have been included too, I did overall enjoyed this book!

  • Kaya Doyle
    2019-04-07 16:02

    Fun, witty, great background story to listen to while taking down holiday decorations.