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His Last Bow AND The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes and, The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  

His Last Bow AND The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes and, The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes

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His Last Bow AND The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes and, The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

From the rooms at 221B Baker Street, the mind that strikes fear into heart of London's criminal fraternity turns its attention to some of the strangest and most intriguing cases ever to be set before the great Sherlock Holmes. Adventures involving an illustrious client and a Sussex vampire; the problems of Thor Bridge and of the Lions Mane; puzzles concerning a creeping man and the three-gabled house; disappearances of secret plans and a lady of noble standing; all test the courage of Dr Watson and the intellect of the greatest detective of them all, Mr Sherlock Homes. This final collection also features the story His Last Bow, the last outing of Holmes and Watson...

About the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859 and died in 1930. Within those years was crowded a variety of activity and creative work that made him an international figure and inspired the French to give him the epithet 'the good giant'. He was the nephew of 'Dickie Doyle' the artist, and was educated at Stonyhurst, and later studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where the methods of diagnosis of one of the professors provided the idea for the methods of deduction used by Sherlock Holmes.

He set up as a doctor at Southsea and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write. His growing success as an author enabled him to give up his practice and turn his attention to other subjects. He was a passionate advocate of many causes, ranging from divorce law reform and the Channel Tunnel to the issuing of inflatable life-jackets to sailors. He also campaigned to prove the innocence of individuals, and his work on the Edjalji case was instrumental in the introduction of the Court of Criminal Appeal. He was a volunteer physician in the Boer War and later in life became a convert to spiritualism.

His greatest achievement was, of course, his creation of Sherlock Holmes, who soon attained international status and constantly distracted him from his other work; at one time Conan Doyle killed him but was obliged by public protest to restore him to life. And in his creation of Dr Watson, Holmes's companion in adventure and chronicler, Conan Doyle produced not only a perfect foil for Holmes but also one of the most famous narrators in fiction. Penguin publish all the books about the great detective, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear, His Last Bow, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes and The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes.

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Publication date

6th March 2008

Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
560 pages

Categories

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780141034348

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