Illustrator Mary Evans Author Michael Harrison Year 1975 (first published 1973) Publisher Nel Mentor ISBN 450-02410-5
‘Mr Harrison is perhaps the doyen of Sherlockians.’ Pamela Hansford Johnson
Why did Sherlock Holmes visit America? What did he do for Vanderbilt? Why did he remain silent about the identity of Jack the Ripper? What was the secret of the Vatican Cameos? Why did the kings of Denmark, Sweden and Holland, the Sultan of Turkey, the President of the United States and the Emperor of All the Russias confer on Holmes their highest decorations? Continue reading →
Illustrator Richard Clifton-Dey Author W. S. Baring-Gould Year 1975 (first published 1962) Publisher Granada ISBN 586-04260-1
THE GREATEST SLEUTH EVER KNOWN
Sherlock Holmes has become a legend, his very name synonymous with brilliant crime detection. Here is the first comprehensive biography of the man, written with scrupulous accuracy, thoroughness and a warm infectious enthusiasm. Tracing Holmes’s career, W. S. Baring-Gould has revealed many hitherto unknown facts: his parentage and early life, his somewhat erratic years at Oxford, Cambridge and Bart’s, as well as an interlude on the stage in Britain and America. Holmes’s little-known relationships with other celebrities of the time – including King Edward VII, Karl Marx, Lewis Carroll and Bernard Shaw – are put in the perspective of his mysterious ‘missing years.’
For those long acquainted with Holmes’s superb feats of detection and newcomers to the classic accounts of his exploits alike, Sherlock Holmes provides fascinating and unputdownable reading.