Holmes would not officially return until , when he announced his elaborate fakery to Watson in "The Adventure of the Empty House. Since the author's death in , Doyle's estate has been fiercely protective of his work. When the Holmes character reached public domain in the U. The courts ruled against the estate, but, because so many of Holmes' quirks are fleshed out in the later tales, Sherlock , Elementary , and many other derived works continue to pay royalties to Doyle's estate in order to use his characters and material.
That hasn't stopped creators from making great things out of Doyle's writings, however. Here are five great books, inspired by the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, that anyone can enjoy. The great-great-great grandchildren of Watson and Holmes must solve a mystery at their Connecticut prep school in this YA series-starter from Brittany Cavallaro. Click here to buy. After the press suggests that Sherlock Holmes might be the man behind the knife, the famous detective must go deep into Whitechapel's underbelly to catch the real killer.
He became an eye specialist in Southsea with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first novel, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed. Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex. Anne Perry is the author of more than forty novels, including two Victorian mystery series featuring William Monk and Thomas and Charlotte Pitt. She lives in Scotland. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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I have all of the Sherlock Holmes stories in hardbound and read them years ago. I really enjoy the camaraderie between Holmes and Watson. And, although I do not engage in all of their rituals, there's a comfortable feeling about their having a pipe or afternoon tea. Reading these stories provides a great escape from the mundane or the pressures of life. I will say, however, that after the death and fan driven resurrection of Holmes, Conan Doyle drifted a bit much into the macabre. The stories are still very engaging, though.
Now, in regard to this particular Kindle edition, it is somewhat lacking.
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Hence the reason for only four stars. I have yet to complete them but have noticed some omissions. Or, possibly some misplaced text. It's difficult to tell if a line or even a page has been left out or misplaced. None of the important information has been left out so the stories retain their continuity. But, it is a bit annoying when it happens. I suppose I could check my paper copy to see what actually happened but it's not worth the effort.
I can't really complain given that I paid only. It is well worth the money. Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. It was a collection of 12 short stories originally published in All of them had previously appeared in magazines in both Great Britain and the United States starting in Klinger previously was the editor of the three volume set The Annotated Sherlock Holmes.