4 novels ("A Study in Scarlet," "The Sign of the Four," "The Hound of the Baskervilles," and "The Valley of Fear"). 44 short stories (from the collections "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes," "The Return of Sherlock Holmes," and "His Last Bow"). All compiled into one massive collection, complete with illustrations from each story's original publication.
Dr. John Watson chronicles the sometimes puzzling, sometimes thrilling adventures of his friend and partner, the brilliant but odd Sherlock Holmes. Accepting the cases too confusing, too elaborate, and too surreal for Scotland Yard to handle, Holmes and Watson outwit thieves, murderers, and conspirators. In "A Study in Scarlet," a murder victim with no visible wounds is found next to a message in blood. In "The Sign of the Four," Holmes investigates a conspiracy manipulating the East India Company. In "The Hound of the Baskervilles," a wealthy family is haunted by a spectre in the form of a black dog. In "The Valley of Fear," a whole household is suspect after gruesome murder occurs right under their noses. And in the dozens of additional short stories, Holmes admires the quick-witted Irene Adler, both assists and competes with Scotland Yard Inspector Lestrade, and battles his nemesis Professor Moriarty.