The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Illustrator Sidney Paget, Michael Coote (colour)
Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Year 1993 (first published 1921-1927)
Publisher Wordsworth
ISBN 1-85326-070-3

This volume completes the canon of the illustrated Sherlock Holmes stories reprinted from The Strand Magazine. It contains the short story series Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear, a sinister novella which appeared in 1914-1915, His Last Bow: The War Service of Sherlock Holmes and the last twelve stories The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.

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The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes

The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes

Illustrator Christina Griffiths (cover design)
Author June Thomson
Year 2012
Publisher Allison & Busby
ISBN 978-0-7490-1136-9

A mysterious veiled lady carries a counterfeit painting into an art dealer’s office.
A widow with three hands slips out of a church door.
A farmer lies dead in a barn, his son accused of his murder.
A skeleton with a silver locket is unearthed in a back garden.
What do they have in common?
The famous resident of 221b Baker Street.

From the gas-lit clamour of London’s streets, to the isolated Welsh countryside, the great detective Sherlock Holmes, accompanied as always by his faithful friend and biographer Dr Watson, must solve cases as complex as any he has known before, some of which bring him face to face with old enemies from the past, figures left behind in the mists of the Reichenbach Falls…

A brand new cache of original cases from the brilliant imagination of June Thomson displays the master of the art of deduction at his intriguing best and proves that the game is still very much afoot.

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Thanks to the local library for the cover!

Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds

Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds

Illustrator Derek Colligan
Author Steve Hayes and David Whitehead
Year 2012
Publisher Robert Hale
ISBN 978-0-7090-9478-4

Thomas Howard of Missouri came out of nowhere, one foggy night, to rescue Countess Elaina Montague from rape and robbery. He was in England, he said, to find his brother, who had disappeared. To repay him, the beautiful Countess offered to enlist her friend, Sherlock Holmes, to help in the search.

At the time Holmes was investigating a rash of audacious jewel-thefts and, much to Watson’s dismay, spending altogether too much time at the music-hall. But because the Great Detective felt that there was more to the mysterious Mr Howard than met the eye, he accepted the case.

This in turn led to their involvement in a vicious blood-feud, a spectacular – not to mention death-defying – daylight robbery, the possibility of a serious diplomatic incident and finally, a thrilling climax below the brooding River Thames.

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Illustrator Sidney Paget, Michael Coote (colour)
Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Year 1992 (first published 1887-1893)
Publisher Wordsworth
ISBN 1-85326-033-9

This edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes contains the earliest cases of the greatest fictional detective of all time. It comprises A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four and the complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, reprinted from The Strand Magazine. It is illustrated by Sidney Paget, the finest of illustrators, from whom our images of Sherlock Holmes and his world derive.

This is the first of three volumes of The Complete Sherlock Holmes reproduced from original copies of The Strand Magazine. The three books will present all the Holmes stories arranged chronologically in order of first publication.

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Seven Great Detective Stories

Illustrators Ben Otero (cover), Michael Lowenbein
Editor William H. Larson
Year 1979 (first published 1968)
Publisher Golden
ISBN 0-307-21627-6


Elementary? You may not agree after you’ve matched wits with some of the greatest detectives in all literature.

In these classic tales of mystery, such remarkable detectives as Father Brown, The Thinking Machine, and the incomparable Sherlock Holmes display their deductive skills in some very baffling cases.

So sharpen your own deductive powers and plunge into this murky, mysterious world. But watch out! The murderer might be lurking around the next page… Continue reading

The World of Sherlock Holmes

The World of Sherlock Holmes

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

Sherlock Holmes: The Famous Biography

Sherlock Holmes: The Famous Biography

Illustrator Richard Clifton-Dey
Author W. S. Baring-Gould
Year 1975 (first published 1962)
Publisher Granada
ISBN 586-04260-1


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.

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