Sherlock: The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock: The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Paperback BBC Books

By (author) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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  • Publisher: BBC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 198mm x 28mm | 260g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849907609
  • ISBN 13: 9781849907606
  • Sales rank: 33,642

Product description

The hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a new generation to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective. This edition of the classic collection of stories, with an introduction by Sherlock creator Mark Gatiss, allows fans to discover the power of those original adventures. After his deadly plunge over Reichenbach Falls, Sherlock Holmes seemed gone forever - but, as mysteriously as he left, he returns three years later. Now, reunited with Watson, a host of thrilling new adventures through London's underworld awaits, battling thieves, kidnappers and killers alike. But Holmes is about to meet his most despised villain yet: the dastardly Charles Augustus Milverton.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. He trained as a doctor at Edinburgh University and it was during this time that he witnessed methods of diagnosis that would later inspire Sherlock Holmes' astonishing methods of deduction. A Study in Scarlet was Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes novel, published in 1887, but it was The Sign of Four, published in 1890, that catapulted him to worldwide fame. From 1891 he wrote short stories about the immortal detective for The Strand magazine. He attempted to kill off Sherlock Holmes in 1893, in The Final Problem, but was forced to revive him after thousands of complaints. Conan Doyle died in 1930 having written two more Sherlock Holmes novels, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Valley of Fear, both serialized in The Strand, and a total of 56 short stories. Not only the master of popular crime fiction, he also wrote the best-selling science fiction novel, The Lost World from the Professor Challenger series.