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    The Best of Sherlock Holmes (Collectors Library) (Hardback) By (author) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edited by David Stuart Davies, Illustrated by Sidney Paget, Afterword by David Stuart Davies

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    DescriptionEach volume in the "Collector's Library" series has a specially commissioned Afterword, brief biography of the author and a further reading list. The Afterword for this edition of is by David Stuart Davies.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, the mysterious death of a young woman due to be married and other intrigues that defeat the detectives of Scotland Yard.

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    The Best of Sherlock Holmes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edited by David Stuart Davies, Illustrated by Sidney Paget, Afterword by David Stuart Davies
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 102 mm
    Height: 148 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    ISBN 13: 9781905716555
    ISBN 10: 1905716559

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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    CRW Publishing Limited
    Imprint name
    Collector's Library
    Publication date
    01 September 2012
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    Author Information
    Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After a rigorous Jesuit education, he trained to become a doctor at Edinburgh University. Eventually he set up in a medical practice in Southsea and during the quiet spells between patients he turned his hand to writing. It was here that he created his scientific detective Sherlock Holmes, a character based to some extent on one of his tutors at Edinburgh, Dr. Joseph Bell. Although Holmes was Doyle's greatest creation, he was more proud of his historical novels such as "Micah Clarke," "Sir Nigel," and "The White Company." A man of many interests and talents, he was an expert in photography and was a pioneer of cross-country skiing. Toward the end of his life he devoted much of his time to his belief in spiritualism. He died in 1930.