|From The Publisher*||The only complete Sherlock Holmes collection in trade paperback: all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring the world-famous detective (in two volumes).|
Volume I includes three of the four Sherlock Holmes novels: A Study in Scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius and his sidekick Dr. Watson to the world; The Sign of Four, the quintessential locked-room mystery; and The Hound of the Baskervilles, a haunting tale that has rightly earned its reputation as the finest murder mystery ever written. The short stories include "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-Headed League," "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," and "The Final Problem," tales that bring to life the horse-drawn cabs and atmospheric fogs of Victorian England and the famous lodgings at 221B Baker Street where Holmes made his name as the greatest fictional detective of all time.
|Biographical Note||SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and began to write stories while he was a student. Over his life he produced more than thirty books and 150 short stories, as well as poems, plays, and essays across a wide range of genres. His most famous creation is the detective Sherlock Holmes, whom he introduced in his first novel, A Study in Scarlet (1887), and last wrote about in short stories published in 1927.|