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A Scandal in Bohemia
The King of Bohemia is about to enter an advantageous marriage, but he visits Holmes for help because an actress with whom he once had an affair, Irene Adler, has love letters and a photo with the two of them in her possession, and the king fears the damage that could be done with them. With the help of Watson and a gang of hired performers, and one of his disguises, Holmes stages a mini-crisis at Adler's home to discover the hiding place of the goods. A...
A Study In Scarlet
The book tells the story of the first meeting and case of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. When Doctor John H. Watson returns from Afganistan after a long military service, he comes to London. In search of a roommate in order to rent an apartment, an old friend of his introduces him to Sherlock Holmes, a consultant detective. The two then rent the apartment in 221B Baket Street, London. During their time together, Holmes refuses to talk about his ...
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Holmes assists a broad range of clients. These are the classic tales, setting the standard by which every other detective is measured....
His Last Bow
His Last Bow is a collection of eight stories. Holmes is embroiled is some strange and challenging cases. The general themes of the book are: scaremongering, kidknapping, theft & treachery. One story relates to a silent lodger who passes coded messages, to the murder of a man in possession of secret documents. Very good collection of stories, with title story at the end being extremely good with a suprising twist....

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Study in Scarlet
This is the novella in which Doyle introduced the characters of Watson and Holmes. Our hero solves the mystery after only a quarter of the narrative, following which we travel back in time to learn the prehistory of the crime, set in the Mormon community of 1840s-1860s Utah. ...
The Adventure of the Speckled Band
The 'Speckled Band' is about the Roylotts of Stock Moran, who were once very rich. Since then, they lost there wealth. One of the step daughters wants to get married, but then her stepfather, Dr Roylott, an old doctor who was arrested for murder, again kills but this time kills his stepdaughter so as he does not have to give up some of his money. The story ends with the stepdaughter getting killed, however Dr Roylott also getting killed, byt the same tec...
The Annotated Sherlock Holmes
This is the version of the Holmes "canon" to have for life. First published in 1967 and edited by Sir William S. Baring-Gould, it contains not only all 56 stories and 4 novels, detailed notes on all the places, weapons, animals, clothing, mores and everything else one would want to know about Holmes and Victorian England, but more than 100 pages of essays about the hero, his creator, translations, film versions, his nemesis Moriarty, and other topics of ...
The Empty House
In disguise, Sherlock Holmes returns from his supposed death at the hands of Moriarty, much to the astonishment of his friend, Dr. Watson. After explaining where he's been for three years, Holmes leads Watson to an empty house where they find Moriarty's second in command, Sebastian Moran, firing his air rifle across the street at a moving silhouette of Holmes in the study of 221B. Moran is captured and revealed as the murderer of an innocent man who was ...
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock Holmes and his good friend Watson set out to help a friend with a problem. He has just inherited a big house, money,and a title. The only problem, everyone who inherited this before him has mysteriosly died in an accident. Is it just accident after accident?...
The Illustrated Strand Sherlock Holmes Mysteries
It's the classic collection of short stories, about the adventures of a detective and his trusty assistant/biographer. What can I say, read it!...

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle list of books

The Lost World
A young journalist, Edward Malone sets out on a 19th century expedition to explore the Amazon rainforest with explorer George Challenger, zoologist Summerlee and hunter Lord John Roxton. On their exploration they discover more then they could ever imagine with a world that has ape men and dinosaurs still living and flourishing in the wild. The men are shocked at their discovery and make the journey back to their civilization barely surviving their wild c...
The Poison Belt
A minor apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic classic starring the eccentric Professor Challanger from "The Lost World". Earth passes through a belt of poisonous "ether", and mankind may not survive. As the poison enters the atmosphere, terror and madness sweeps the globe......
The Reigate Squires
Not one of the better-known Holmes tales, but a fine one nonetheless, the Reigate Squires concerns the violent death of a servant in a fairly rural neighborhood where several burglaries have taken place. Just about all Holmes has to go on is a slip of paper, the torn corner of a sheet that evidently requests an assignation late at night at the spot where the victim fell. Holmes manages to read an astounding amount from this seemingly sketchy clue....
The Sign of the Four
Sherlock Holmes investigates a strange murder and the disappearance of the Agra treasure. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate a bizarre murder with an even stranger backstory. The great detective Sherlock Holmes has been so bored recently that he has resorted to cocaine. But now he and his friend and colleague Dr John Watson are visited in their rooms at 221B Baker Street by the beautiful Miss Mary Morstan, with a strange story for them. Ten years...
The Valley of Fear
The great Detective Sherlock Holmes solves a case in England which leads to a secondary story in Vermissa Valley in the US. Sherlock Holmes must solve a mysterious murder but finds that this is only the tip of the iceberg. The great detective Sherlock Holmes receives a coded message from a man known only as Porlock, an informant who provides Holmes with information on the criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty. The message tells Holmes that a man named ...