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 Dell
GenreClassics, Mystery, Fiction

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 Spencer Reid
    Such a fun journey with my favorite couple.
  • Maria
    I've now read the complete canon of the Sherlock Holmes stories and novels. They are a true treat for all mystery lovers and all readers of good stories with quick plot developments and the portrayal of a quirky and devoted friendship between Holmes and his quiet, steadfast, and methodical biographer, Dr. Watson.
  • 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.
  • Tragedies
    I'd give this 4.5 stars and since it was indeed not as good than the first, it came down to 4.I just really prefer the novels to the short stories. The short stories were either too easy to solve or didn't give the reader enough information to solve it on their own.That being said, I really liked the two novels and my favorite short stories were: The Bruce-Partington Plans, The Devil's Foot, The Blanched Soldier, The Sussex Vampire, The Three Gar...
  • Starfire
    I had fun trying to solve the mysteries. had to read the book in parts though since each story was quite detailed
  • Arpita
    This is one of the few novels which still has retained it's popularity among classics and is one of the favorite of many avid book readers. Sherlock Holmes will always be one of my favorite classics.
  • 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.
  • Alexa Hamilton
    Classic reading at it's best.
  • 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!
  • Ajia McAferty
    Great stories, helped me brush up on my vocab - love it.
  • 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...
  • Snigdha Nair
    The adventures of Sherlock Holmes was something I read as I was forced to in my English class and I simply loved it. I did love certain stories more than others, but overall I really enjoyed this book. With all that being said, it isn’t really a vacation book or something to easily digest so I would provide a caution that it isn’t for everyone.
  • 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.
  • Axel
    Holmes is a genius, and it’s always so much fun getting into his mind and figuring out the isles alongside him. Doyle is a genius, leaving little nuggets of clues in place for the reader as well as the sleuth.
  • Jayarajan Kakkollil
    Must read..
  • 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
  • CarsonPer4
    Wouldn't let me rate 4.5 so I rounded up