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‘Arthur Conan Doyle is unique…Personally, I would walk a mile in tight boots to read him to the milkman’ - Stephen Fry

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAVID PEACE

This volume collects together Sherlock Holmes's most memorable and intriguing cases, including adventures with mysterious masked strangers, ingenious heists, murderous plots and hidden jewels, which take the famous detective and his faithful sidekick Dr Watson from the streets of London and the English countryside to a chilling encounter at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland.

Reviews

Now, as in his lifetime, cab drivers, statesmen, academics, and raggedy-arsed children sit spellbound at his feet -proof, if proof were needed, that Doyle's modesty of language conceals a profound tolerance of the human complexity... No wonder, then, if the pairing of Holmes and Watson has triggered more imitators than any other duo in literature. Contemporary cop dramas draw on them repeatedly

John Le Carre, The Times

Holmes is a mesmerising creation and Conan Doyle a master storyteller

The Times

Arthur Conan Doyle is unique in simultaneously bringing the curtain down on an era and raising one on another, ushering in a genre of writing that, while imitated and expanded, has never been surpassed

Stephen Fry

I read these stories when I was a child and discussed them endlessly with my grandfather: one of my earliest literary memories. I know all the solutions off by heart now but it doesn't matter because the brilliance of the stories lies in the relationship between Holmes and Watson, which is both funny and touching

Jonathan Coe, Sunday Express

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    9781409077022

    September 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    496 pages

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    9780099529675

    July 1, 2009

    Vintage Classics

    496 pages

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