Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: Penguin Essential, The by Doyle, Arthur Conan

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ISBN 9780241986608 – Penguin (General UK) – Penguin UK Paperback 320 pp – August 2019

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) started to write as a doctor, whilst waiting for patients to arrive. Sherlock Holmes first appeared in A Study in Scarlet (1887). The Holmes stories soon attracted such a following that Conan Doyle felt the character overshadowed his other work. In The Final Problem (1893) Conan Doyle killed him off, but was obliged by public demand to restore the detective to life.

The final collection of Sherlock Holmes’ stories, the world’s most beloved detective – now a Penguin Essential.

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‘Come at once if convenient – if inconvenient come all the same . . . ‘

The note from Sherlock Holmes to Dr Watson cannot be ignored and soon the pair find themselves investigating the curious case of an aged professor whose sudden strange alteration in behaviour terrifies everyone from his daughter and her fiance to the family dog. This and eleven other cases which confound clients or perplex the police are tackled by Holmes and Watson in the final collection of the duo’s detecting adventures.