Description - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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'.
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Author Biography - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Edinburgh-born Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) took a degree in medicine at Edinburgh University before becoming a doctor in Southsea. He began writing detective stories to supplement his income and 'A Study in Scarlet' (1887) introduced his finest creation, the hawk-eyed detective, Sherlock Holmes.Iain Pears is the is the best-selling author of six detective novels, including An Instance of the Finger Post. Ed Glinert is a journalist and writer.