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Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II: 1 [Kindle Edition]

Arthur Conan Doyle
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $2.99
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Book Description

Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in one eBook, Bantam Classics presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle’s classic hero—a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes’s adventures in crime!

Volume I includes the early novel A Study in Scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius of Sherlock Holmes to the world. This baffling murder mystery, with the cryptic word Rache written in blood, first brought Holmes together with Dr. John Watson. Next, The Sign of Four presents Holmes’s famous “seven percent solution” and the strange puzzle of Mary Morstan in the quintessential locked-room mystery. Also included are Holmes’s feats of extraordinary deception in such famous cases as the chilling “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” the baffling riddle of “The Musgrave Ritual,” and the ingeniously plotted “The Five Orange Pips.”

Volume II begins with The Hound of Baskervilles, a haunting novel of murder on eerie Grimpen Moor, which has rightly earned its reputation as the finest murder mystery ever written. The Valley of Fear matches Holmes against his archenemy, the master of imaginative crime, Professor Moriarty. In addition, the loyal Dr. Watson has faithfully recorded Holmes’s feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the thrilling “The Adventure of the Red Circle,” Holmes’s tragic and fortunately premature farewell in “The Final Problem,” and the twelve baffling adventures from The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes.

Conan Doyle’s incomparable tales bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221 B Baker Street, where for more than forty years Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.


Product Details

  • File Size: 2895 KB
  • Print Length: 1090 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0553212419
  • Publisher: Bantam Classics (August 26, 2003)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000QCS8YM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,004 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
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This authorized 2-volume set (joined into one fabulous ebook) from Random House/Bantam contains ALL the Sherlock Holmes novels and ALL the collections of Sherlock Holmes short stories, including ALL the stories in "The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes" frequently omitted from some other so-called "complete" sets; this set truly is 100% complete. EVERYTHING Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ever wrote about Sherlock Holmes is here: all 4 novels and all 56 short stories. The informative introduction by Loren D. Estleman is an added bonus (though it appears twice in this ebook version, once at the start of each of the 2 volumes as originally published in paperback by Bantam). This ebook edition is very well-formatted, comfortable to read, has an active TOC (in which the books are presented in proper order), and even accurately depicts the graphic representations in "The Dancing Men," unlike many other versions which substitute the word "graphics" for the drawings. Though there are no illustrations (such as some include from the "Strand Magazine," in which most of these stories originally appeared), this is, nonetheless, undoubtedly one of (if not THE) very best Sherlock Holmes collections currently available in the Kindle Store. (FYI: The non-Holmes set of 10 "Tales of Mystery and Terror" is sometimes added to sets -- especially incomplete ones -- to boost their total story count, but this is easily obtained in the Kindle Store as a public domain freebie.) So if you love reading these beloved classic Sherlock Holmes mysteries, this is THE ebook edition to purchase--and paying only $2.99 for Bantam editorial oversight and formatting quality (rather than going with some cheaper but incomplete, unauthorized, no-name, ebook bundler) makes sense. Read more ›
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sloppy Presentation March 17, 2012
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The typesetting in this version is careless throughout. One character's dialogue will run into another, for example, instead of being properly paragraphed. Individual words are often connected, as if someone forgot to use the space bar. Such mistakes detract from the pleasure of reading Doyle's superb stories and novels.

if you want to read the Canon on Kindle, I recommend paying more for a quality version.
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Updated Review! April 17, 2010
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UPDATED REVIEW - When I first purchased this, it said volumes I and II, but it only contained volume I. I returned it and was disappointed that I couldn't own the digitial version of my favorite published version of the SH cannon. However, after researching recent reviews, I decided to purchase this again in hopes that volume II had been added. And after opening it up, I saw that it had been! So, to review this version - I give it 5 stars. The penguine paperbacks are my first SH books, and I absolutely love their simplicity and completeness. The stories and chapters are all organized and quickly accessed. The content itself is some of the most brilliant mystery writing I have ever read. I highly recommend not only the Sherlock Holmes stories, but this particular version over others. And I also recommend not only picking up this Kindle edition, but also the boxed set of both volumes. It's a joy to carry around so many thrilling and captivating stories along with me.

Deceptive - (I own these as soft covers, and ALL the stories and novels are in the 2 volume collection. However, when I received this kindle edition, the table of contents did not include all of the stories and did not have all of the novels. I really wanted to read Hound of the Baskervilles, but it just wasn't in the table of contents! How could they sell this AND NOT have everything listed?! How can I return this?? I want my money back. So I can buy something that doesn't deceive me!)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the stories, easy to navigate March 11, 2013
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Very good edition of the original Sherlock Holmes stories. If you've seen the movies and TV shows about Holmes or Holmes-like characters and want to know more about this archetypal figure and why he is still so popular after 130 years, start with these.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Read July 12, 2014
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This is one of the first books that I bought for my Kindle, the book covers most of the stories of Sherlock Holmes as well as a couple written by Conan Doyle as the detective. I enjoyed them all and had to read the two volumes through to the end on various nights reading! An excellent book all round for those of us who enjoy that particular genre.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I know that there are a few issues with the digital version's formatting, and usually that would take a star or more away, but I love Sherlock Holmes so much that a little formatting problem goes almost unnoticed! It is an attestation to the author and his characters that they are still so beloved in this day and age.

A must read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I've read the Holmes stories and novels several times over the years, and they are always a pleasure. I bought this set as a Kindle purchase so I'd have plenty of reading why on Amtrak across the country. My main comment is that this set is well-formatted for the ebook. There were no weird and distracting issues with the electronic version.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection of classic stories November 3, 2010
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This is a great way to get all the Sherlock Holmes stories and novels in one location. It's a bit more expensive then some of the other kindle versions, but the formatting is perfect.

I found it wroth the extra few dollars.

As far as the content goes, these stories are a must read for fans of detective stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is my favorite edition of the collected Sherlock Holmes stories...
This is my favorite edition of the collected Sherlock Holmes stories in print form, and I am delighted to see that it's just as well put together as an e-book. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ellixis
5.0 out of 5 stars As always, Sherlock Holmes is the top detective!
This version of the Holmes stories is complete. There are no illustrations as such, although embedded in the text are the famous graphics found in several stories, e.g. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Franz Kafka
5.0 out of 5 stars but being able to purchase the entire Sherlock collection at this...
What a bargain! I usually prefer a "real" book over the Kindle, but being able to purchase the entire Sherlock collection at this price was too good of a deal to pass up.
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