The Adventures of Shelock Holmes

by A. Conan Doyle

3.67 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

3.67 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


Complete in nine handsome volumes, each with an introduction by a Doyle scholar, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and explanatory notes, the Oxford Sherlock Holmes series offers a definitive collection of the famous detective’s adventures. No home library is complete without it. Comprising the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand, the magazine in which they were first published, this volume won even more popularity for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Holmes is at the height of his powers in many of his most famous cases, including The Red-Headed League, The Speckled Band, and The Blue Carbuncle.

Genre, Thrill Mystery Adventure

About The Author

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and writing stories about him which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.

He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.

Average Reader Rating

3.67 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings

Reader Reviews

6 reviews for The Adventures of Shelock Holmes

  1. 3 out of 5

    “Good Reading”

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sherlock Holmes is one of the great characters of literature – who can resist the aloof arrogance and limitless self-satisfaction which stems from that intellectual superiority with which he squishes all the dodgy baronets and rum foreign coves that turn up in the mysteries presented to him by the clients who never fail, when recounting their tangled tales, to speak in perfect paragraphs full of precisely recollected speech in a style exactly like a Conan Doyle story? I love the love story between Holmes and Watson – they may or may not be closet cases, but yes it is rather interesting how in “The Man with the Twisted Lip” when Watson stumbles over Holmes in disguise in an opium den from where Watson is retrieving the erring husband of his wife’s friend late one night, without a second thought, Watson packs the stoned husband into a cabriolet and sends him home whilst he goes off with Sherlock to spend the night – never mind what a fretting wife will be thinking! Watson is of course the Boswell to Sherlock’s equally-eccentric Dr Johnson and just as the great doctor got rather aggravated at Bozzy at times and swatted him like a fly, so we get this rather grim pronouncement from Sherlock – they are discussing the accounts Watson writes and publishes of Sherlock’s cases, the very accounts we have been reading in this book, yes, rather postmodern of Conan Doyle:

  3. 4 out of 5

    I enjoyed this book a lot. I actually got it in year 7 but haven’t gotten round to reading this book till now. This is for the people who like to watch a lot suspense and crime films. There are 8 short stories which are about 30-50 pages long. The classical character, Sherlock Holmes was first introduced in the late 1800’s. But the book is still awesome because of the idea. The fact that Holmes was a detective with very unique abilities of a making scientific and logical deductions of people rather than looking for the mistakes the criminal makes. I think this book will always be a favorite of mine even though it is so old. Reading this book is better than watching some movies because it is so descriptive and clear, even though I am not good at forming a clear picture in my head by reading, I can imagine clear colorful images and its like I’m watching a movie in my own head! I am also currently reading Hounds of the Baskervilles and that’s a great book too even though I have only read 4 chapters. The thing I like about the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ series is that it’s very realistic and even then, it makes me excited. This month I’ve been thinking about the types of books I like to read. I found that when I was 8-10 years old I liked fantasy quite a lot. Then, in intermediate school, I liked to learn about the world (I still do!) but even if the genre of books were different, I found a common feature in all of them. They always had some sort of realistic elements, excluding the fantasy or fiction, like two generals vying for control of the galaxy or even something like a boy who gets sent to NZ a few years after the great war trying to piece together his life. In all these book the characters involved are complex characters with lots of different emotions and twists. This is why I like Sherlock Holmes a lot. He is a different person altogether in the next part of the story or even the next page. One minute his mind seems to have flown out of the window and the next he is an alert man surveying the new evidence brought to him. He can be a thief stealing to protect his clients honour, or a whaler. One of the best books ever.

  4. 3 out of 5

    Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic master of logic and detective calculation comes through time and again in the well-known and beloved mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. With Doyle’s unmatched atmospheric evocation of Victorian London, unforgettable leads, and imaginative mysteries, Sherlock Holmes is delightful.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Every story in this book (except that last one about constipation) is a gem. Gems come in different sizes of course, but the entire collection is definitely a treasure. Holmes is probably my favorite fictional character of all time. His intellect is practically of superhero proportion, he is also wonderfully inscrutable yet caring and staunch defender of the less well to do. Watson is an extremely important support for Holmes, his courage and loyalty to Holmes saves the sleuth’s bacon on many occasions. He is also definitely not an idiot as portrayed in some dramatization. He can be quite quick witted and observant, and of course he is our trusty narrator.Of course it takes an actual genius to create such a vivid and convincing fictional genius. From the reader’s point of view it may seem easy to think up a crime and then retroactively create clues that will lead Holmes to solving them, but when you read these stories Holmes’ problem solving just seem so organic and natural. His reading of people’s background from observing the minutiae of their appearance is mind boggling even though we know the author create the observations to fit the characters’ appearance. The ingenious part is that Doyle makes it all so believable, and he writes with such wit, style and elegance.If you never read any Sherlock Holmes before shame on you! I recommend starting with this collection, then go on to the novels and other collections.

  6. 4 out of 5

    The adventures of Sherlock Holmes is written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is a smart detective who can solve anything. He will solve the mysteries of the red headed league, the copper beeches, and the speckled band. First the red headed league has been shut down. Holmes must find who did it and why, he must fix it. Next The speckled band is an odd mystery with exotic animals and death. Dr. Grimesby Roylott has exotic animals as pets, he has monkeys cheetahs and snakes. Julia was hearing strange whistling sounds from Dr. Roylotts room. Each night she hears them but then one night she killed. No one knew what killed and how, that is Sherlock Holmes job. Then Holmes is called up for duty by Violet Hunter the five year governess. She thinks someone is trying to impersonate her and Holmes needs to find who is doing this.My favorite part was the mystery of the speckled band. I liked the story behind this mystery because it was very interesting. The cool thing was that the were indian animals because that is were they previously lived. After hearing the whistling in one night she was killed. Investigators searched the whole house for clues and found nothing. Then sherlock Holmes did so easily was so cool. He was smart to see that if he stayed a night to hear the whistle and he would have more information on it. Then when he had enough information he attacked the situation and solved it.I would recommend this book to kids ages ten to fourteen. This book has pictures to help people describe the text. People would like this if they like great mystery books. It’s a great mystery book about the best detective ever. I would rate this book a five star because it described everything so well and I love mystery genre books like this. This book is a classic it has action and mystery in one. It has three mysteries in one . Sherlock Holmes is my favorite detective and He will be yours if you read the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Add a review