The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes From the strange case of The Red Headed League to the extraordinary tale of The Engineer s Thumb Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr Watson grapple with treachery murder and ingenious crimes of a

  • Title: The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Joseph Delaney
  • ISBN: 9780141332499
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the strange case of The Red Headed League to the extraordinary tale of The Engineer s Thumb , Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr Watson grapple with treachery, murder, and ingenious crimes of all kinds But no case is too challening for the immortal detective s unique power of deduction.With an introduction by Joseph Delaney, author of the Spooks books, and childFrom the strange case of The Red Headed League to the extraordinary tale of The Engineer s Thumb , Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr Watson grapple with treachery, murder, and ingenious crimes of all kinds But no case is too challening for the immortal detective s unique power of deduction.With an introduction by Joseph Delaney, author of the Spooks books, and child friendly endnotes.

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  • Arthur Conan Doyle Joseph Delaney

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish They were married in 1855.Although he is now referred to as Conan Doyle , the origin of this compound surname if that is how he meant it to be understood is uncertain His baptism record in the registry of St Mary s Cathedral in Edinburgh gives Arthur Ignatius Conan as his Christian name, and simply Doyle as his surname It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston now a district of Birmingham and Sheffield While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories His first published story appeared in Chambers s Edinburgh Journal before he was 20 Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship s doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins, known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906 The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife Mary Louise 28 January 1889 12 June 1976 , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley 15 November 1892 28 October 1918 With his second wife he had three children Denis Percy Stewart 17 March 1909 9 March 1955 , second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa 1910 19 February 1987 former sister in law of Barbara Hutton Adrian Malcolm 19 November 1910 3 June 1970 and Jean Lena Annette 21 December 1912 18 November 1997.Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930 He had died of a heart attack at age 71 His last words were directed toward his wife You are wonderful The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads STEEL TRUEBLADE STRAIGHTARTHUR CONAN DOYLEKNIGHTPATRIOT, PHYSICIAN MAN OF LETTERSConan Doyle s house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004 It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.Series Sherlock Holmes


  • Interesting, creative, imaginative, detailed, and fun to read. Definitely keeps the interest and has you turning pages to see what's gonna happen next. Colorful characters, curious mysteries, fun antics and bantering, and simple yet complex answers. Can you figure it out before the end? ;) Enjoyable to read and contains a few shorter stories so it's not too much at once. Great for the youngsters and adults alike. Totally Enjoy!

  • The adventures of Sherlock Holmes is written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is a smart detective who can solve anything. He will solve the mysteries of the red headed league, the copper beeches, and the speckled band. First the red headed league has been shut down. Holmes must find who did it and why, he must fix it. Next The speckled band is an odd mystery with exotic animals and death. Dr. Grimesby Roylott has exotic animals as pets, he has monkeys cheetahs and snakes. Julia was hearin [...]

  • Unfortunately this book made for passive reading. I usually love detective novels as they're engaging to read and I really enjoy trying to figure out the case as the book goes along and come up with the solution myself. However, the vast majority of Sherlock Holmes' stories do not allow for this, especially because Holmes' epiphanies almost always arise from visual clues - something the reader does not have access to due to the stories being written from Watson's perspecive. And unlike Agatha Ch [...]

  • Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic master of logic and detective calculation comes through time and again in the well-known and beloved mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. With Doyle's unmatched atmospheric evocation of Victorian London, unforgettable leads, and imaginative mysteries, Sherlock Holmes is delightful.

  • Another Puffin classic success. I love the size, look, print and price of the books in this series. It makes reading Arthur Conan Doyle that much more enjoyable.

  • As always, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is presenting a series of thrilling stories that rouse the curiosity about what it would be the end of the enigma that he shows at the beginning.

  • This is such a nice, easy summer read that you can skim through in a couple of days. It's the first Arthur Conan Doyle novel that I've ever read and I definitely see why it's made such a long-lasting impression in the world! Sherlock Holmes is English literature's first detective who relies on his intuition to solve crimes rather than clues. If you're a fan of crime novels, then this is a must-read.

  •     The mystery book, The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle, is a story about a doctor and a detective who live in London. Sherlock Holmes is a private investigator who helps random citizens when the Scotland Yard cannot solve the case. By his side throughout the book is the trusty Dr. Watson. Mr. Holmes is a very smart man who can solve almost any crime in a matter of days. He uses common sense, witt, and his gut feelings. Dr. Watson is Sherlock Holmes righthand man. [...]

  • I enjoyed this book a lot. I actually got it in year 7 but haven't gotten round to reading this book till now. This is for the people who like to watch a lot suspense and crime films. There are 8 short stories which are about 30-50 pages long. The classical character, Sherlock Holmes was first introduced in the late 1800's. But the book is still awesome because of the idea. The fact that Holmes was a detective with very unique abilities of a making scientific and logical deductions of people rat [...]

  • Although some of the stories follow a similar pattern; for instance a greedy father or stepfather who wants to prevent the daughter from getting married and thus losing the dowry to the groom and to thwart this event plans evil schemes,the circumstances always change, making the stories highly readable. Sometimes the briskness and accuracy with which Holmes comes up with the solution to the plot seem somewhat gratuitous, but what is highly remarkable is that the reader really thinks of Holmes as [...]

  • To begin with, I love to read Sherlock Holmes so that partially explains why I decided to rate the book 5 stars. If you are a mystery lover and love to have a great deal of suspense and anxiety in the book, then I will completely suggest reading the book. I wouldn't promise you of it being only one big story or idea that goes along the entire book. Rather Sherlock Holmes is always a collection of short stories. I just love the way the story starts in the beginning of the awkwardly and mystifying [...]

  • I hadn't read any Sherlock Holmes before this book and was pleasantly surprised; for some reason, I hadn't realized that Doyle's tales were all short stories. They were quick, easy reads and quite a lot of fun. The stereotype I'd accumulated about the Holmes stories was that Holmes draws his conclusions from something the reader couldn't possibly have known, but I didn't find that to be the case here -- instead, it felt more like the TV show House (which I know has roots here) where the informat [...]

  • Eight Sherlock Holmes mysteries were in this book. The Solitary Cyclist (which was slightly underdeveloped), Charles Augustus Milverton (very good), Black Peter (interesting and suspenseful), The Golden Pince-Nez (short but well-resolved), The Priory School (kinda boring), The Beryl Coronet (fun, but not the best), The Engineer's Thumb (brilliant), and The Red-Headed League (funny and well-written).This was my very introduction to the Sherlock Holmes books, and I really enjoyed it. Arthur Conan [...]

  • Read by candle-light during major power cut on Wednesday, and very enjoyable it was too. Some of the stories were very familiar but others, such as 'Charles Augustus Milverton' (aka Charles Augustus Magnusson on tv) less so. Reminded in this edition being a Puffin, first read Holmes as a ten-year-old as the collections were in the children's section of the my aunt's library. What are the odds of that occuring today? Great stuff.

  • This stodgy and brief collection is proof that Sherlock Holmes do not adapt well into something as necessarily visual as a comic book or, in this case, a graphic novel. These plodding stories relate the plot, but nothing of what makes Conan Doyle fun to read. His stories full of nuance, but comics do not permit subtle shifts of emotion or flashes of insight. You may as well make a comic book on Henry James or Edith Wharton as Sherlock Holmes stories.

  • This book I feel shows the great mind of Sherlock Holmes. He solves a great number of cases out minding the greatest criminals. You have to give credit to the author for coming up with these crimes and mysteries because it is extremely hard to solve them. This is a great book and just like I will say for the other one I recommend it to anyone.

  • I have read all of the Sherlock Holmes short stories many times . I found this collection of short stories and it had a different name for the collection. But, I read the stories again and still enjoyed them very much.

  • I think this book is really good. Being a big fan of the Sherlock TV series, I decided to read this book. I found it nice how my favourite characters in the Tv series were very similar to the characters in the book. I recomend this book to people who like mysteries and the Sherlock TV series.

  • I and my crew, of 2 Homeschooling Boys, kept this title for a very short period of time. While we all Love Sherlock Holmes and Doyle. My 2 kept telling me that the "real" books were better. While I know that for some these Illustrated classics are a great fit. For us they just didn't work.

  • Contains:The Solitary CyclistCharles Augustus MilvertonBlack PeterThe Golden Pince-NezThe Priory SchoolThe Beryl CoronetThe Engineer's ThumbThe Red-Headed League

  • for the very first time I read Sherlock Holmes story and I liked ite stories inside engages the readers completely.

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