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You get not one, not two, but 25 gripping mysteries in Arthur Conan Doyle’s first of five collections of Sherlock Holmes short stories. Follow the brilliant and eccentric Holmes and his loyal sidekick, Dr. Watson, as they journey to lavish country estates to investigate baffling cases involving indiscreet royal affairs, cheetahs, redheads, and gypsies. Every one of Conan Doyle’s tales is full of surprising - but always logical - twists. (Fun fact: This book includes “The Speckled Band,” the author’s self-proclaimed favorite of all of his Sherlock Holmes short stories.)
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Pretty Good Book
It kinda dragged in some places, but most of the stories were very intriguing and well written.
A true masterpiece!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is, without a doubt, the true king of mystery (Agatha Christie being the queen, of course). I am a 13 year old girl, and already, I have read the entire collection. Doyle keeps his readers enthralled, hanging on until the bitter end, with his ingenious red herrings, his seemingly complex and insoluble mysteries, and, of course, the Great Detective himself. Sherlock Holmes is truly at his best here, whether he be waiting to ambush a gold thief, or simply smoking his pipe by the fire, "spinning fine theories," in the words of DI Lestrade. With it's charming characters and perplexing puzzles, "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes will whisk you away to a time of gas lamps and fog and hansoms clip-clopping down cobbled streets. And you will love every second of it.
A wonderful set of stories.