The Last Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 8172247214
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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Sherlock Holmes the gaunt, ascetic, ruthlessly logical pursuer of crime and mystery created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle needs no introduction. The adventures of this sharp, witty and moody detective alongwith his loveable pedantic and faithful friend Dr. Watson are a perennial source of inspiration to lovers of crime fiction. The book brings to you the criminal investigation of mysteries by master detective Sherlock Holmes.

The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Collector's Library
ISBN: 9781904633686
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Page: 304
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The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes contains Conan Doyle's last twelve stories about his great fictional detective. Compared with earlier collections these tales are darker, exploring such themes as treachery, mutilation and the terrible consequences of infidelity, and containing such gothic touches as a blood-sucking vampire and crypts at midnight. With an Afterword by David Stuart Davies, a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, and an authority on Sherlock Holmes. He has written the Afterwords for all the Collector's Library Holmes volumes.

Der sterbende Sherlock Holmes

und andere Detektivgeschichten
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: andersseitig.de
ISBN: 3955012328
Category: Fiction
Page: 189
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Im November des Jahres 1887 ist der ehemalige Armeearzt Dr. John Watson glücklich verheiratet und Inhaber einer florierenden Arztpraxis. Deshalb wohnt er nicht mehr in der Bakerstreet 221b, pflegt jedoch weiterhin freundschaftlichen Kontakt zu seinem einstigen Wohngenossen Sherlock Holmes. Umso entsetzter ist er deshalb, als er eines Tages von Mrs. Hudson, der Hauswirtin seines Freundes, aufgesucht wird. Die gute Frau erklärt weinend, der Meisterdetektiv liege wohl im Sterben. Er habe seit drei Tagen sein Bett nicht verlassen und sehe entsetzlich aus. Auf seine entsetzte Nachfrage, warum er denn nicht sofort verständigt worden wäre, erklärt Mrs. Hudson, Holmes habe es ihr verboten. Erst heute habe sie sich energisch durchzusetzen vermocht, indem sie erklärte, nicht gewillt zu sein, ihrem Mieter so einfach beim Sterben zuzusehen. Daraufhin habe dieser erklärt, wenn es denn schon ein Arzt sein müsse, dann wolle er seinen Freund Dr. Watson hier bei sich haben. Dieser zögert natürlich keine Sekunde! Er packt sofort alles Notwendige zusammen, schließt die Praxis, und eilt gemeinsam mit seiner ehemaligen Vermieterin per Droschke in die Bakerstreet. Dort, in der einst gemeinsamen Wohnung angekommen, bietet sich ihm ein Bild des Grauens: Holmes liegt tatsächlich im Nachtgewand zu Bett, stöhnt, redet wirres Zeug daher, und zeigt auch äußerlich alle Zeichen einer schweren Erkrankung. Aber er will Dr. Watson nicht an sich heranlassen. Ja! Er verbietet seinem Freund und einstigen Mitbewohner mit energischer Stimme und unter Androhung des sofortigen Hinauswurfs aus der Wohnung, sich ihm zu nähern. Er, also der Doktor, habe sicherlich noch nichts von den Krankheiten gehört, welche unter den asiatischen Kulis wüten, die zahlreich in den Londoner Docks und Hafenanlagen arbeiten. Dort hat Holmes im Zuge eines Falles, an welchem er aktuell arbeitet, Ermittlungen angestellt. Und dabei muss er sich wohl mit einer dieser "Kulikrankheiten" infiziert haben.

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Page: 307
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Presenting 12 tales starring the legendary British detective Sherlock Holmes, this 1892 book is Arthur Conan Doyle's first short-story collection. The mystery compilation includes some of Holmes's finest cases with his dutiful sidekick, Doctor Watson, most notably "A Scandal in Bohemia," in which Holmes matches wits with the crafty former lover of a European king. Also featured is "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League," a study in misdirection that unfolds to become a much larger scheme. The stories, initially published in the Strand Magazine, are essential reading for Holmes fans.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260339
Category: Fiction
Page: 446
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'My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know'. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmesfirst introduced Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant detective to the readers of The Strand Magazine. The runaway success of this series prompted a second set of stories, The Memoirs. In these twenty three tales, collected here in one volume, you have some of the best detective yarns ever penned. In his consulting room at 221B Baker Street, the master sleuth receives a stream of clients all presenting him with baffling and bizarre mysteries to unravel. There is, for example, the man who is frightened for his life because of the arrival of an envelope containing five orange pips; there is the terrified woman who is aware that her life is in danger and cannot explain the strange whistling sounds she hears in the night; and there is the riddle of the missing butler and the theft of an ancient treasure. In the last story, there is the climatic battle between Holmes and his arch enemy, 'the Napoleon of Crime' Professor Moriarty. Holmes, with trusty Watson by his side, is equal to these and the other challenges in this splendid collection.

Motion Picture Series and Sequels

A Reference Guide
Author: Bernard A. Drew
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317928938
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 416
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In 1989 alone, for example, there were some forty-five major motion pictures which were sequels or part of a series. The film series phenomenon crosses all genres and has been around since the silent film era. This reference guide, in alphabetical order, lists some 906 English Language motion pictures, from 1899 to 1990, when the book was initially published. A brief plot description is given for each series entry, followed by the individual film titles with corresponding years, directors and performers. Animated pictures, documentaries and concert films are not included but movies released direct to video are.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Illustrated)


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Top Five Books LLC
ISBN: 0985278749
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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This Top Five Classics edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes includes: • All 104 original illustrations by Sidney Paget done for the Strand Magazine • A helpful introduction • Author bio and selected bibliography After Arthur Conan Doyle introduced Sherlock Holmes in the novel A Study in Scarlet in 1887, he wrote a series of 24 short mysteries featuring the detective and his colleague, Dr. Watson, in the pages of the Strand Magazine from 1891 to 1893. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes collects the first 12 of these tales—(the last 12 of which comprise the Top Five Classics ebook The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes)—including “A Scandal in Bohemia” (which introduces Irene Adler), “The Red-Headed League,” “The Five Orange Pips,” and “The Speckled Band”—some of the greatest stories in the Sherlock Holmes canon.

The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle,Peter Haining
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0751556092
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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An absolute must-have for Sherlock Holmes fans, this collection is a treasure trove of little-known pieces and rarities featuring the world's most famous detective, gathered by expert Peter Haining. Collated with extensive notes and background material, the collection includes twelve unmissable works by Arthur Conan Doyle, ranging from short stories and plays to parodies, poems and commentaries. Haining's appendices add some very rare material, including a revealing interview with Conan Doyle about his inspiration for Holmes - and his reasons for killing him off. This is an outstanding compilation.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (illustrated)


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635377269
Category: Fiction
Page: 264
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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1893, by Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle had decided that these would be the last collection of Holmes's stories, and intended to kill him off in "The Final Problem". Reader demand stimulated him to write another Holmes adventure—The Hound of the Baskervilles. In "The Return of Sherlock Holmes", Holmes relates the aftermath of "The Final Problem", and how he survived.

His Last Bow


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1877527823
Category: Fiction
Page: 31
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Arthur Conan Doyle's His Last Bow collects together eight Sherlock Holmes stories. Originally called Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes and not containing the title story His Last Bow, later editions of this book added that final story and changed the title. When the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes were first sold America, the publishers removed The Adventure of the Cardboard Box, considering its dealing with adultery to be too scandalous for the American public. The story was not released in the United States until year later, when it was included in His Last Bow.

Sherlock: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446417182
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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The hit BBC series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, offers a fresh, contemporary take on the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and has helped introduce a whole new generation of fans to the legendary detective. In this new edition of Conan Doyle's first collection of short stories, Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss explains how these gripping tales inspired and influenced the new series. Sherlock: The Adventures contains twelve short stories first published in The Strand magazine between 1891 and 1892 and then published as a collection in October 1892. It includes some of Conan Doyle's best tales of murder and mystery, such as 'The Adventures of the Speckled Band', in which the strange last words of a dying woman 'It was the band, the speckled band!' and an inexplicable whistling in the night are the only clues Sherlock Holmes has to prevent another murder; and 'The Five Orange Pips', in which an untimely death and the discovery of the letter containing five orange pips lead to a cross-Atlantic conspiracy.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141904666
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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This collection includes many of the famous cases - and great strokes of brilliance - that made the legendary Sherlock Holmes one of fiction's most popular creations. With his devoted amanuensis, Dr Watson, Holmes emerges from his smoke filled rooms in Baker Street to grapple with the forces of treachery, intrigue and evil in such cases as 'The Speckled Band', in which a terrified woman begs their help in solving the mystery surrounding her sister's death, or 'A Scandal in Bohemia', which portrays a European king blackmailed by his mistress. In 'Silver Blaze' the pair investigate the disappearance of a racehorse and the violent murder of its trainer, while in 'The Final Problem' Holmes at last comes face to face with his nemesis, the diabolical Professor Moriarty - 'the Napoleon of crime'.

The Adventures of Gerard


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427058547
Category: Fiction
Page: 312
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Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Gerard (1903) is an anthology of short stories about the heroics of a Hussar of the French army who lived from the 1780s to 1860s. The strategies of war and the lives of soldier are romantically described, as is the vanity of the protagonist himself, who views himself as the most gallant man in France.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Book Three


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Camelot
ISBN: 9780380781058
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 109
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He's rude, arrogant, cold, unfriendly, and easily bored. But nobody minds, because Sherlock Holmes is a genius at solving mysteries. This collection of some of Holmes's most intriguing cases includes unabridged tales of blackmail, lost fortunes, and, of course, murder.