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  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmesby Sir Arthur Conan DoyleThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, first published on 14 October 1892. It contains the earliest short stories featuring the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, which had been published in twelve monthly issues of The Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The stories are collected in the same sequence, which is not supported by any fictional chronology. The only characters common to all twelve are Holmes and Dr. Watson and all are related in first-person narrative from Watson's point of view. In general the stories in The Adventures of Sherlock...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet", one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is the eleventh of the twelve stories collected in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The story was first published in Strand Magazine in May 1892. A banker asks Holmes to investigate after a "Beryl Coronet" entrusted to him is damaged at his home. Awakened by noise, he had found his son, Arthur, holding the damaged coronet. Arthur refuses to speak, neither admitting guilt nor explaining himself. Footprints in the snow outside the house tell Holmes that the banker's niece had conspired with a blackguard to steal the coronet; Arthur had discovered the crime in...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss present their all-time favorite Sherlock Holmes adventures, with introductions read by Mark Gatiss. The hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a whole new generation of fans to Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective. In this unique collection, Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have selected their all-time favorite Sherlock Holmes adventures, providing readers a curated masterclass in crime fiction.Each of these nineteen tales, from Sherlock’s first appearance in A Study in Scarlet to the late classic The Dying Detective, is a potent mix of murder, suspense, cryptic clues, red herrings, and revenge--a...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    It is strange to consider that, although The Hound Of The Baskervilles is Conan Doyle's most popular novel, his hero is absent for much of the time. Notice how he sets up an atmosphere of supernatural horror right from the start through Dr Mortimer's reading of the ancient curse, and how he then presents as assortment of bizarre clues - in particular, the riddle of the missing boots - which Holmes will have to unravel. As the story progresses, red herrings are thrown up to put Holmes and Watson - and the listener - off the scent, so that interest is sustained throughout. 1. SUPERSTITION OR MURDER. Dr James Mortimer. Trustee of the late Sir Charles Baskerville's will, visits Holmes,...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country. Arguably the most well known of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, The Hound of the Baskervilles pits the Detective against a cold and implacable foe on the inhospitable and lethal moor. He must protect the life of his client; Sir Henry Baskerville and also to uncover the truth behind the strange and inexplicable death of Sir Henry's predecessor and uncle. Is there really a mythical hound hunting down members...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Sit back, and prepare to laugh! This audiobook is sure to bring tears of laughter to your...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Clive Merrison and Michael Williams star as Holmes and Watson in this collection of stories from the unique fully dramatised BBC Radio 4 canon, based on Arthur Conan Doyle's original short stories. The twelve dramatisations are A Scandal in Bohemia; The Red-Headed League; A Case of Identity; The Boscombe Valley Mystery; The Five Orange Pips; The Man with the Twisted Lip; The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle; The Adventure of the Speckled Band; The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb; The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor; The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet; The Adventure of the Copper Beeches. In these twelve stories, Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson investigate a compromising...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Five seminal science fiction classics are brought vividly to life in these gripping BBC Radio dramatisations, with casts including Robert Glenister, William Gaunt, Carleton Hobbs and Joanne Froggatt. 'Frankenstein' (1994) is adapted from one of the first science fiction novels, Mary Shelley's tale of a scientist who tries to play God and creates a monster. 'The Time Machine' (2009) dramatises one of the first stories to feature time travel, HG Wells' thrilling tale of an inventor who discovers a dystopian future. 'The Lost World' (1975) is based on a classic fantasy adventure story by Arthur Conan Doyle's, whose notion of dinosaurs roaming our world was the inspiration for Jurassic Park....read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Clive Merrison stars as Holmes with Michael Williams as Watson in these four adventures from the unique, fully dramatised BBC canon of Conan Doyle stories A Study In Scarlet The Sign of the Four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear A Study in Scarlet introduces the most famous partnership in fiction, as Watson is drawn into Holmes's investigations following the discovery of a body in a blood-stained room in Brixton. In The Sign of the Four, a beautiful young woman comes to Holmes with a mystery which is to stretch even his remarkable deductive skills. The Hound of the Baskervilles finds Holmes and Watson travelling to Dartmoor to investigate the death of...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Brought to you by Penguin. The terrible spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the discovery of a body: this classic horror story pits detective against dog. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles' heir comes to an equally gruesome end. THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES gripped readers when it was first serialised and has continued to hold its place in the popular...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. El archivo de Sherlock Holmes (título original: The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes) es un conjunto de cuentos breves escritos por Arthur Conan Doyle, cuyo protagonista es Sherlock Holmes. La mayoría de los cuentos están relatados por el doctor Watson, el fiel compañero de Holmes. El archivo de Sherlock Holmes está integrado por las siguientes narraciones:La piedra de MazarinoEl problema del puente de ThorEl hombre que trepabaEl vampiro de SussexLos tres GarridebEl cliente ilustreLos tres gabletesEl soldado de la piel decoloradaLa melena de leónEl fabricante de colores retiradoLa inquilina del veloShoscombe Old...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is renowned for his skillful use of deductive reasoning (somewhat mistakenly - see inductive reasoning) and astute observation to solve difficult cases. He is arguably the most famous fictional detective ever created, and is one of the best known and most universally recognizable literary characters in any genre. Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories that featured Holmes. All but...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Las Aventuras de Sherlock Holmes es un libro que recopila cuentos policíacos escritos por Sir Arthur Conan Doyle en donde el protagonista es su celebre detective privado 'Sherlock Holmes'. El libro original fue ilustrado por Sidney Paget. Aquí se cuentan las primeras aventuras de Sherlock...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    First published in 1890, The Sign of Four is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second book starring legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. The story is complex, involving a secret between four ex-cons from India and a hidden treasure. More complex than the first Holmes novel, The Sign of Four also introduces the detective's drug habit and leaves breadcrumbs for the reader that lead toward the final...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Sign of the Four (1890), also called The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 stories starring the fictional detective. The story is set in 1888. The Sign of the Four has a complex plot involving service in East India Company, India, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts ('the Four' of the title) and two corrupt prison guards. It presents the detective's drug habit and humanizes him in a way that had not been done in the preceding novel, A Study in Scarlet (1887). It also introduces Doctor Watson's future wife, Mary...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Sign of the Four (1890), also called The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 stories starring the fictional detective. The story is set in 1888. The Sign of the Four has a complex plot involving service in East India Company, India, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts ('the Four' of the title) and two corrupt prison guards. It presents the detective's drug habit and humanizes him in a way that had not been done in the preceding novel, A Study in Scarlet (1887). It also introduces Doctor Watson's future wife, Mary...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin in Brazil that encountered prehistoric animals. It has been the inspiration for subsequent fiction, including Michael Crichton's Jurassic...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin in Brazil that encountered prehistoric animals. It has been the inspiration for subsequent fiction, including Michael Crichton's Jurassic...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin in Brazil that encountered prehistoric animals. It has been the inspiration for subsequent fiction, including Michael Crichton's Jurassic...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Sherlock Holmes, a fictional character of the late 19th and early 20th century created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is a brilliant London-based 'consulting detective' famous for his intellectual prowess and renowned for his enormous scope of observation, his astute logical reasoning and forensic science skills in solving difficult crimes. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, including The Final Problem in which Holmes confronts his arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty, originally published in 1894, which are preceded by The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and followed by The Hound of the...read more