Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes

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 two paperback volumes, Bantam 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 II begins with The Hound of the Baskervilles, a haunting novel ...

Details Sherlock Holmes

TitleSherlock Holmes
Release DateSep 1st, 2003
PublisherBantam Books
GenreMystery, Classics, Fiction, Short Stories

Reviews Sherlock Holmes

  • Madeline
    Just as good as Volume One. I want someone to make me a tshirt with a picture of Holmes and Watson exchanging necklaces with "BFFs" inscribed on them. (actually, considering the time period, I suppose they'd exchange engraved watches or something.)Oh Watson, how I love you. And Now A Word On The Movie: It had so much potential. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are wonderful as Holmes and Watson, and their combined awesome can overcome Rachel McAdam...
  • Marwan
    Wow, that was a long one, but it was worth it. I'mean we're talking Sherlock Holmes here; probably the most famous detective in mystery fiction. I usually don't stick to one writer, especially if it was as good as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. However, I don't like to leave a book unfinished so it can't be helped. "The Hound of the Baskervilles" was quite an adventure. I've never guessed who is the villain. I would have if I thought outside the box (wh...
  • Zoe Artemis Fido Targaryen
    Such a fun journey with my favorite couple.
  • John
    If you know anything about Sherlock Holmes apart from the Robert Downey Jr. movie versions, then you will have a good idea of what you are getting into when you pick up this book. The Valley of Fear is the best Holmes novel, in my opinion, and it was interesting to read the two stories in this collection that are told by Sherlock himself. Nothing earth-shattering here, just good 'ol meat-and-potatoes mystery writing.
  • Starfire
    I had fun trying to solve the mysteries. had to read the book in parts though since each story was quite detailed
  • Roozbeh Estifaee
    As we proceed through his adventures, Mr. Holmes gradually lets go of his "art of deduction" and tends to lean toward the joy of thrill. Though the lost aspect is really missed, it still continues with being great read and sketching one of the loveliest characters of literature history.
  • Linda
    Believe it or not, even though I love mysteries, I had never read Sherlock Holmes! This was the second volume, and I enjoyed it a bit more than the first volume. I do want to go back to re-read the stories that featured Irene Adler and Moriarty.
  • Bill
    The good: The Hound of the Baskervilles. The bad: The increasingly repetitive, formulaic and sensationalist nature of the later stories.
  • Elise
    I love Sherlock so much that it makes me sad to know that I’ve read all the stories. I wish there was more!
  • Alyssa
    *5 out of 5 stars*"When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”How can I possibly convey, in a set amount of words, how much I thoroughly enjoy the stories of Sherlock Holmes? I just can’t see that it’s possible to dislike them. However, I will attempt a brief review.Watson's narrative provides an unbiased telling of the various cases he shares with his eccentric, renowned ...
  • Brit McCarthy
    The only thing I regret about reading the stories of Sherlock Holmes in two great big chunks is that I feel like it's all over too soon. How I wish I'd lived in the time where I would have had to wait, impatient and eager, for the next installment of the great detective's adventures. The wait would have been well worth it.While reading, I am in fact transported to Victorian England, to the apartment at 221B Baker Street which I can see clearly in...
  • Gerasimos
    I love Sherlock Holmes. Some stories were better than others, but I truly enjoyed it.
  • Scribble Orca
    Sometimes a little slow going. But you just can't go past all those lovely plots. Such a pity technology these days renders most of Doyle's twists and turns obsolete.
  • Yami
    Ahhhh! am done , I feel so accomplished it took me tremendous time to finish this volume, over three months with 11 other novels in-between, you can't tackle Sherlock Holmes novels, you have to take it slowly, piece be piece, adventure by adventure, enjoy each one, and indulge yourself with the old Victorian British narrating of Doyle. if any one is going to read Sherlock Holmes I would recommend to get the books one at a time, other wise it migh...
  • Kermina Philip
    With pride i can say i finished this volume together with first one which were my company in various occasions. no matter where you were just opening the book takes you to another place and takes your mind with it to try and solve what problems that may lay . and for this we should give credit to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle whom i will forever wonder how does such things come to his mind :) . picturing Holmes as an ingenious , methodical man and yet a...
  • Puneet
    I did not enjoy this as a whole volume as much as the first volume. I didn't find the novels to be that enjoyable and after reading them found it difficult to find the motivation to continue the rest of the book.The short stories were much better, and especially enjoyed that two short stories were in the point of view of Sherlock Holmes, which was interesting to see. I also liked the change in, I think it was, one or two of the short stories bein...
  • Jenish Patel
    Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, nothing can be wrong with the novels and stories of their adventure. This volume 2 was equally engaging like volume 1. Stories from the perspective of Holmes were also enjoyable.
  • Brian Gaston
    The second coming of Sherlock -- the original canon. His career's second half was not as strong as his first but still a lot of fun.
  • Jitendra Singh
    I can say that I am addicted to Sherlock Holmes and pretty much disappointed that tha book ended. It's great
  • E'mon Harris
    Can't go wrong with the classics. I enjoyed all of the stories
  • Ashley
    Another great volume combining 2 feature length stories with short stories. I immensely enjoyed this volume and I'd recommend to anyone who is a fan of Sherlock Holmes.
  • Kim Zinkowski
    Entertaining...would be good to read to an audience on dark and gloomy nights.
  • Dominik
    This is the 2nd part of Arthur Conan Doyle's Complete Novels and Stories. The edition consists of the possibly most well known novel 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', but the main part of the book contains a collection of the Sherlock short stories. I like those better than the novels actually, as they are describing only one case each, which makes it feel more like an actual diary.The edition is just as great as the first volume, though as I said...
  • Mary
    “Someday, the true story may be told.”These were Sherlock Holmes’ last words as written on page 737 of Sherlock Holmes Complete Novels and Stories Volume 2, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I have now reached the end of my journey. A first, I must say, on my part reading a canon.The whole experience was a bit bumpy but nevertheless amazing and educational. I would have finished this volume in a week or two, but there’s a part of me which wanted...
  • Hussam
    It has been sitting there for a while and I just couldn't complete it. I have decided to shelve it for now.
  • Todd Stockslager
    My final installment of the Holmes' series, I can now lay claim to having read them all. Some of the stories toward the end slipped a bit, as it feels like Doyle, bored with the basic premise, characters, settings, and plot line, tried to tweak the variables to re-enliven the series for himself as the writer. But the life-long problem that Doyle had with Holmes is that people wanted their Holmes and Watson just as Doyle had always given it to the...
  • K. O'Bibliophile
    Continuing the complete stories of Holmes, this volume starts with the novel The Hound of the Baskervilles, a great Holmes adventure, and continues through the last short stories ever written (canonically) about the detective.Holmes lovers will know--actually, it's mentioned in the book's forward--that author Conan Doyle had killed off Holmes, to great public outcry, and brought him back seven years later. This particular story (and his reemergen...
  • Gregory K.
    I was sad to have finally finished such a clever bit of writing. Few works are so self-assured or flavorful as the original Sherlock Holmes stories. If any of the endless movies, TV shows, pop-culture references, or parodies have interested you at all in the character of Sherlock Holmes I encourage you to pick up this set of books (or download them since the stories of Sherlock Holmes are in the public domain) and read them through. Even though t...