The Adventures & Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Paperback

The Adventures & Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Paperback

Part of the Wordsworth Classics series

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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 Holmes first 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic crime
  • ISBN: 9781853260339


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I love Sherlock Holmes and can happily re-read this book again and again. Although the settings and stories are familiar to me each time I read it I find something different stands out, so I have a sightly altered view of the great consulting detective each time. Conan Doyle's writing absorbs me into Victorian London to the point where I will find myself using his syntax and words in my speach for days after I've turned the final page.The font size in this edition is a bit small, but once you're into the stories you don't notice. A well lit room is a good idea though so you don't end up with an eye strain headache.

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