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Six Great Sherlock Holmes Stories Paperback – Unabridged, February 5, 1992

ISBN-13: 978-0486270555 ISBN-10: 0486270556 Edition: 1st

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  • Age Range: 11 and up
  • Grade Level: 6 and up
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; 1st edition (February 5, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486270556
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486270555
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #222,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In detective literature Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with his Sherlock Holmes series is undoubtedly one of the best authors ever.
M. A. ZAIDI
If you haven't read Doyle, this is a great book to read to see if you like the classic Doyle series.
D. Ragan

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 1, 2000
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For less then the price of a cup of coffee, you can own a copy of what I consider to be Sir A Conan Doyle's best Sherlock Holmes stories.
This book contains 6 stores. A Scandal in Bohemia. In this story you see Holmes pitted against a female that may just be his equal.
Next is The Red Headed League. This is the weak story in this collection. Still worth a read, but not a very thoughtful one.
Next is The Adventure of the Speckled Band. Holmes and Watson visit the countryside to examine a death most foul.
The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb is a short tale of a young mans missing digit.
Next is the final problem and closes with The adventure in the Empty house. I will give no plot away on these since they are my favourite Holmes stories.
Overall for under a buck, a GREAT value!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Ragan on August 11, 2004
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The Dover-Thrift edition of Sherlock Holmes advertised here is quite worth the pocket change, containing some of my favorite Holmes short stories including "The Red-headed League" and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band." I'll keep this simple; whether you like Sherlock Holmes or not, you should get these six classic stories under your belt. If you haven't read Doyle, this is a great book to read to see if you like the classic Doyle series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Blue Tyson on August 1, 2007
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One of those most excellent cheap Dover paperbacks, so yet again I bought some Sherlock Holmes, with another order from there.

A Scandal in Bohemia
The Red-Headed League,
The Adventure of the Speckled Band
The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb
The Final Problem
The Adventure of the Empty House

A woman? Smart as me?

5 out of 5

Bloodnut scammer bonanza.

4.5 out of 5

Sneaky snakey stuff.

5 out of 5

Secret commerce leads to deathtrap digit detachment.

4 out of 5

Moriarty. Cliff! Or, Don't Push Me Coz I'm Close To the Edge.

5 out of 5

Murder, Moran and Moriarty = Holmes Back In Town.

5 out of 5
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. A. ZAIDI on May 16, 2002
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In detective literature Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with his Sherlock Holmes series is undoubtedly one of the best authors ever. His character Sherlock Holmes has a remarkable power of observation and his deductions from minutest details are plainly stunning. I feel there never is a dull moment in his stories; which are concise to the point. This compilation of six stories is no exception. My favorite from this list is "The Adventure of the Empty House"; in which Holmes busts the remaining group of Prof Moriati's gang. I will not divulge further for fear of giving up the plot.
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Sherlock Holmes will forever be one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. No study of the character of a detective can begin anywhere but with a reading of some of the Holmes stories. This book is a collection of six considered among the greatest and I cannot argue with any of the selections. They are:

*) A Scandal in Bohemia
*) The Red-headed League
*) The Adventure of the Speckled Band
*) The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb
*) The Final Problem
*) The Adventure of the Empty House

This book is an excellent supplemental text for classes in fiction or for someone who wants to read some of the Holmes' stories. Another advantage of the Holmes stories is that they set a context that has validity for classes in history as well.
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By Acute Observer on January 14, 2014
Format: Paperback
Six Great Sherlock Holmes Cases

Arthur Conan Doyle, MD wrote fifty-six short stories and four long stories about the private detective Sherlock Holmes and his associate Dr. John Watson (who recorded these cases). The copyright on Doyle’s characters expired in 1970 so anybody is free to use these fictional characters in a story. How many of the imitators are as good as the original? I was told these stories are no longer used in High School English classes. What could have replaced them? Many of them have meanings or messages best understood by adults. (“Silver Blaze” is not included.) The first Holmes story was written in 1887, the last in 1927. Other writers have admired these detective stories. There are collections of the complete series in a one or two-volume edition, and individual books for each of the sets of stories. The number of books and stories written about Sherlock Holmes exceed the original stories, a mark of his popularity.

1) A Scandal in Bohemia. A big, tall man visits Holmes on a secret mission. This nobleman is in a photograph with an actress, and this can endanger an arranged dynastic marriage. Holmes is given £1,000 for expenses [a small fortune then]. Holmes uses a trick to find a hidden valuable object.
2) The Red-Headed League. A man with blazing red hair visits Holmes with his problem of a lost well-paying job. Holmes visits his shop on a side street. A watch at night catches the burglar and saves the bank its fortune in French gold. Holmes explains his deductions. A man who works for half-wages?
3) The Adventure of the Speckled Band. A young woman consults Holmes about her fears, her older sister died earlier. Why was her bedroom changed? What makes her stepfather so fierce? [Is it madness?
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