For fans of the great detective, this volume collects 10 classic tales of mystery and detection. In addition to the complete short novel “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” it includes several stories that Holmes’s creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, himself selected as the intrepid pair’s greatest adventures: “A Scandal in Bohemia,” “The Speckled Band,” “The Red-Headed League,” and “The Final Problem,” in which Doyle famously "killed off" his creation.
About the Author
A prolific author of books, short stories, poetry, and more, the Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for the creation of one of literature’s most vivid and enduring characters: Sherlock Holmes. Through detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction, Holmes and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step into the swirling fog of Victorian London to rescue the innocent, confound the guilty, and solve the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.
Date of Birth:May 22, 1859
Date of Death:July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885