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All four Sherlock Holmes Novels in one eBook for nearly half price, get all four novels in one place! * A Study in Scarlet (published 1887, in Beeton's Christmas Annual) * The Sign of the Four (published 1890, Lippincott's Monthly Magazine) * The Hound of the Baskervilles (serialized 1901–1902 in The Strand) * The Valley of Fear (serialized 1914–1915 in The Strand)


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All four Sherlock Holmes Novels in one eBook for nearly half price, get all four novels in one place! * A Study in Scarlet (published 1887, in Beeton's Christmas Annual) * The Sign of the Four (published 1890, Lippincott's Monthly Magazine) * The Hound of the Baskervilles (serialized 1901–1902 in The Strand) * The Valley of Fear (serialized 1914–1915 in The Strand)

30 review for Sherlock Holmes ALL 4 NOVELS in one eBook!

  1. 4 out of 5

    Borislav Nikolov

    It's interesting because this is my all time favorite book. There are so many reasons why Sherlock is on the top. One of all is the complex characters in it...Conan Doyle has a special way of writing that i personally love to the bones...and if I have some hero or whatever that is, was, and it will be Sherlock. My whole life i believed that the brain and the "seeing" things is the most important and in these books of Conan Doyle this is bright that I literally can breath with Holmes and Watson.. It's interesting because this is my all time favorite book. There are so many reasons why Sherlock is on the top. One of all is the complex characters in it...Conan Doyle has a special way of writing that i personally love to the bones...and if I have some hero or whatever that is, was, and it will be Sherlock. My whole life i believed that the brain and the "seeing" things is the most important and in these books of Conan Doyle this is bright that I literally can breath with Holmes and Watson...so epic and in a way mine.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tushar

    There are a few occasions when you grasp a book by chance and later on thank fate for making it land in your hand. This is one such book. There are a multitude of Sherlock Holmes collections ranging from boxed complete collections to individuals but this is the most well presented,well compiled and exorbitantly articulated one. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's collections were published over a long span of time and as a result, the techniques and tricks vested in Holmes' Modus Operandi had changed. This There are a few occasions when you grasp a book by chance and later on thank fate for making it land in your hand. This is one such book. There are a multitude of Sherlock Holmes collections ranging from boxed complete collections to individuals but this is the most well presented,well compiled and exorbitantly articulated one. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's collections were published over a long span of time and as a result, the techniques and tricks vested in Holmes' Modus Operandi had changed. This collection seems to have taken that connotation into consideration. Although, all the adventures are not very much linked to each other, yet they are such placed that they seem to be following a perfect chronology.It makes it appear in front of the reader how appositely Holmes' inquisitive sense is evolving. The TV series Sherlock is obviously a modern prelude and a very erudite one to the greatest pieces of literature but this collection is the best reminiscent of the past times available at the most unbelievable of prices. Best for travel reading.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Worthington

    "The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes." --- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Hound of the Baskervilles" I can honestly say after reading 2 volumes of Sherlock Holmes, that I do observe those around me more often. That aside, this book was phenomenal. Sherlock Holmes Volume 2 had a compilation of short stories and the novel "The Hound of the Baskervilles". I love the way Conan Doyle writes Sherlock Holmes, through the eyes of his best friend Dr. Watson, and the w "The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes." --- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Hound of the Baskervilles" I can honestly say after reading 2 volumes of Sherlock Holmes, that I do observe those around me more often. That aside, this book was phenomenal. Sherlock Holmes Volume 2 had a compilation of short stories and the novel "The Hound of the Baskervilles". I love the way Conan Doyle writes Sherlock Holmes, through the eyes of his best friend Dr. Watson, and the way they always sum up what's going on at the end as well as tying up any loose ends. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to curl up with a good mystery and a cup of coffee.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ayush Srivastava

    21% of the English people believe that Sherlock Holmes was a real person. So did I, until I read about this survey before picking up the book! This is the charisma of the tone set by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while portraying Sherlock-the first consultant detective of the world, and Dr. Watson, an able chronicler and the only friend of Sherlock Holmes. The visual portrayal of incidents and setting is so substantial that an innocent reader is almost certain to believe in the legend of 221B, Baker S 21% of the English people believe that Sherlock Holmes was a real person. So did I, until I read about this survey before picking up the book! This is the charisma of the tone set by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while portraying Sherlock-the first consultant detective of the world, and Dr. Watson, an able chronicler and the only friend of Sherlock Holmes. The visual portrayal of incidents and setting is so substantial that an innocent reader is almost certain to believe in the legend of 221B, Baker Street. If you are a suspense buff, Sherlock should be on your shelf invariably. Never has a work of mystery gripped the world as much as Sherlock. Infact, it is the 3rd most selling English book of all times, after Bible and Shakespeare. This itself speaks volumes about its cult following. Sherlock Holmes is written in archaic Victorian English, which makes it a little difficult to comprehend the connotation at some places. The descriptions are detailed, often more intricate than is generally demanded from a suspense thriller genre. Talking about Sherlock, I have seldom seen a character as intriguing as his. An intellectually genius and socially evaporated character with an acute method of deduction that seems so commonplace once revealed by the cynosure himself. Dr. Watson provide the reader a window into the world of a super-human from the perspective of a human, like me and you. I think he is cleverer than what Sherlock makes him appear to be! Out of 56 short stories, all but four are told by Watson, two by Holmes himself, and two are written in the third person. My favourite story: The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge (His Last Bow) Story I didn’t like: The Adventure of the Lion’s Maze (The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Priya

    So much better than the TV series or movies .Though I love them too .Baker street is a character here. Through Watson you can read his mind and understand the abrupt resolution of confounding observations. "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth" Synopsis of his best fit inference strategy in one statement.He is a good observer and possesses a great deal of knowledge about soil,poison ,smells and anatomy .And on top of it he is good at form So much better than the TV series or movies .Though I love them too .Baker street is a character here. Through Watson you can read his mind and understand the abrupt resolution of confounding observations. "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth" Synopsis of his best fit inference strategy in one statement.He is a good observer and possesses a great deal of knowledge about soil,poison ,smells and anatomy .And on top of it he is good at forming theories. Conan Doyle always tries to give the reader a jolt out the blue when you are in the most confused state of mind and leave you even more dumfounded.Then he gradually resolves it.The place of action keeps changing , motives keep changing and he always manages to keep his characters interesting . I can imagine how much people would have waited to read his next story in the newspaper , when there were no TV sitcoms.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    I was hoping that this would give some backstory to the characters of Sherlock and Watson: how do they know each other? What made them start doing this? They're not with the cops, so how'd they become so popular? Questions that, I think, deserve an explanation. Instead, this book is made up of 8 short stories, about 20-30 pages each (the longest one is actually 47 pages). Like any mystery, it starts with Sherlock getting word that someone needs his help. He pieces clues together in order to solv I was hoping that this would give some backstory to the characters of Sherlock and Watson: how do they know each other? What made them start doing this? They're not with the cops, so how'd they become so popular? Questions that, I think, deserve an explanation. Instead, this book is made up of 8 short stories, about 20-30 pages each (the longest one is actually 47 pages). Like any mystery, it starts with Sherlock getting word that someone needs his help. He pieces clues together in order to solve the crime. His clues, interestingly enough, are found in the behaviors and patterns, rather than forensics. It's so interesting to approach crime-solving from that angle. However, as a visual person, without being able to see these tiny details which have a large significance, it was difficult to follow with him and try to guess for myself. All in all, a good read. If you're looking for backstory, find something else to read though.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I put this down for a few months, but I will go back to it...I think reading these stories gives me a great appreciation for why the characters Conan Doyle created endure. Unlike the Sherlock & John Watson that were represented in the PBS series with Basil Rathbone, I think the true Sherlock had a lot more humor& mischievousness & Watson much more intelligence & bravery than is usually represented. I thoroughly enjoyed the new BBC series Sherlock, which was set in modern day, but I put this down for a few months, but I will go back to it...I think reading these stories gives me a great appreciation for why the characters Conan Doyle created endure. Unlike the Sherlock & John Watson that were represented in the PBS series with Basil Rathbone, I think the true Sherlock had a lot more humor& mischievousness & Watson much more intelligence & bravery than is usually represented. I thoroughly enjoyed the new BBC series Sherlock, which was set in modern day, but was much more close to the original characters than any depiction I've seen.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Feisty Harriet

    Is it bad that for each of these adventures Sherlock's voice was Benedict Cumberbatch? Well, it was. I really loved reading these adventures and stories, written by Watson, but always starring Sherlock.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Carter

    I think this book is a good one for students 6th +. Also fun for adults as well. It has action and adventurous moments. It also has a very good storyline.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Naomi

    A classic for a reason, guys! I enjoyed the longer stories best, but all of them were great.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Antoine

    Perfect for Sherlock Holmes' fans!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Görföl Fanni

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I liked this story, I like Sherlock Holmes character sooo much. The story is about a robbery and murder, and it has a really interesting end! This is the story how Watson find his wife, this is a story about an oooold robbery, where in some war situation our villain killed a man with 3 of his accomplices for a huge amount of treasure, but after it they got imprisoned for their sin of murder, but nobody knew about the treasure what they hide. The only opportunity to escape from prison was to trust I liked this story, I like Sherlock Holmes character sooo much. The story is about a robbery and murder, and it has a really interesting end! This is the story how Watson find his wife, this is a story about an oooold robbery, where in some war situation our villain killed a man with 3 of his accomplices for a huge amount of treasure, but after it they got imprisoned for their sin of murder, but nobody knew about the treasure what they hide. The only opportunity to escape from prison was to trusting two soldiers who were lucking money, they offered 1/5 of the treasure for helping them escape, but one of the soldier fooled them and stole the money. After it the other soldier went to him to ask for his part of the treasure, and got a heart attack, so our soldier fearing that everybody will think he killed him just hid the body and kept the treasure for himself. But then our villain somehow with a help of an accomplice, a little black tribe man could escape from the prison and sweared to take revenge and get back the treasure.... this is the main story!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Janet Clucas

    Brilliant. Really enjoyed re-reading these stories/novels. Still as exciting and interesting as when I first read them as a teenager. Fantastic kindle edition.

  14. 4 out of 5

    James Swenson

    A nice collection; I had never read "The Valley of Fear," and though the conclusion was quite predictable, the epilogue has stuck with me.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Phil

    Good old-style dramatization of these classic old stories.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Leetha

    Great! It is really well written, great story and solid main character. Really enjoyed this one!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie Dale Keck

    Have read all of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and probably others as well, just never bothered to put them in to amazon or goodreads, so dates wrong. Some KU some paperback some hardback some collections.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Joie de Livre

    Since I'm very busy with school it took me a lot of time to update and I was really inactive.It actually took me five days instead of three that it would actually take me because of school and problems.I've had like a thousand years to update that though so it looks like it took me a month.Anyways... Sherlock Holmes has to be one of my favorite characters in the world.He's a genius,he knows what he's doing,he knows exactly what to say to whom and who to trust,he works alone but he always accepts Since I'm very busy with school it took me a lot of time to update and I was really inactive.It actually took me five days instead of three that it would actually take me because of school and problems.I've had like a thousand years to update that though so it looks like it took me a month.Anyways... Sherlock Holmes has to be one of my favorite characters in the world.He's a genius,he knows what he's doing,he knows exactly what to say to whom and who to trust,he works alone but he always accepts and even requests Watson's company and he's basically what you can call:sassy. I really liked the short stories that I read and the Hound of The Baskervilles.I also have a favorite but I don't remember its title right now.The mysteries were perfectly woven,a complex plot in every single short story and I adored all of them.I wouldn't have guessed what Sherlock did in two days,in a million years.I totally recommend that you read them and be mesmerized. Update:My favorite story was "The Adventure of The Speckled Band". Update No2:I also loved the movies with Robert Downey Jr and I ADORE the BBC show with Benedict Cumberbatch.I can't choose though which actor looked better as Sherlock.Maybe Benedict but do I prefer Benedict as Sherlock or the real illustrations?I don't know.What about you people?Anyways,that's all I have to say.Next book to read "How To Be Bad" by Mylnowski,Lockhart and Myracle.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jacob Martinez

    “Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, while intelligent, ultimately falls short due to its inability to captivate the reader. The book follows many themes about how to live and think due to it being a collection of multiple stories in one book, however, the main central themes of all the stories is that everything is able to fit together in a simple way. The style of the writing is that of an old, European tale, which seems interesting at first, but it ultimately fails to capture the rea “Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, while intelligent, ultimately falls short due to its inability to captivate the reader. The book follows many themes about how to live and think due to it being a collection of multiple stories in one book, however, the main central themes of all the stories is that everything is able to fit together in a simple way. The style of the writing is that of an old, European tale, which seems interesting at first, but it ultimately fails to capture the reader’s attention and makes it more of a chore to go through. The story is told from the perspective of Sherlock Holmes's friend and colleague, John Watson. While it is mentioned multiple times that John and Sherlock are friends, the way that they interact with each other makes it seem like they are just work partners for the majority of the time. The setting is Europe in 1883, which allows for a wide variety of different places and environments for the different stories to take place. The different stories mostly involve the murder or disappearance of someone, however other mysteries do exist within the book. Overall you should not read this book, its writing style is ultimately dated and makes every mystery seem more like a chore than an adventure. I give this a ⅖.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    So this was the Holmes stories in radio broadcast form from the 50's. I didn't see that particular collection of Holmes stories anywhere so I just jumped onto this. It wasn't that bad, but it wasn't particularly engaging either. While the radio format was interesting, there were aspects of it that made it hard to follow. One of them was the wide variation in volume depending what was going on. I had to turn it up super loud to hear what they were saying when they were speaking, but then every fi So this was the Holmes stories in radio broadcast form from the 50's. I didn't see that particular collection of Holmes stories anywhere so I just jumped onto this. It wasn't that bad, but it wasn't particularly engaging either. While the radio format was interesting, there were aspects of it that made it hard to follow. One of them was the wide variation in volume depending what was going on. I had to turn it up super loud to hear what they were saying when they were speaking, but then every five minutes or so some sound effect or music cue or something would be ridiculously loud and hurt my ears. I know sound mixing wasn't what it is now but it still could have been somewhat better. There were lengthy advertisements for like 10 minutes of every 30 minute episode but they were kind of amusing. Although I do know more than I will ever need to know about Clipper Craft suits. The choosing and editing of the stories was also very blah. With the super interesting character that Sherlock Holmes is and the multitude of stories he has to choose from did not come through in this at all.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Avel Deleon

    Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes make the best tag-time Dr. Watson was perviously an aiding doctor for the war of Afghanistan. He visits his psychologist once a month his psychologist accuses him of repression, which seems like a reasonable conclusion. She warns him that integrating into society after war can be extremely difficult nearly impossible. Dr.Watson unfortunately meets Sherlock Holmes so it seems but the kick off to a good start. Sherlock Holmes impresses the war veteran with his witty Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes make the best tag-time Dr. Watson was perviously an aiding doctor for the war of Afghanistan. He visits his psychologist once a month his psychologist accuses him of repression, which seems like a reasonable conclusion. She warns him that integrating into society after war can be extremely difficult nearly impossible. Dr.Watson unfortunately meets Sherlock Holmes so it seems but the kick off to a good start. Sherlock Holmes impresses the war veteran with his witty analysis of human behavior. Notable Quotes: "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact." 'How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains,however improbable, must be the truth?' 'It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.'

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jimeetgandhi

    Frankly speaking, Sherlock Holmes is not worth the hype. He is the kind of character, about whom you read and forget. Many times, he conjures up results while sitting on his armchair looking pensively out of the window, which, if I may be so candid as to imply, is not how a detective solves his cases. Yes, many times, he is out on the field, but during these times also, I have noticed him having received the clues on a platter without any noticeable effort on his part. Sometimes, the story doesn Frankly speaking, Sherlock Holmes is not worth the hype. He is the kind of character, about whom you read and forget. Many times, he conjures up results while sitting on his armchair looking pensively out of the window, which, if I may be so candid as to imply, is not how a detective solves his cases. Yes, many times, he is out on the field, but during these times also, I have noticed him having received the clues on a platter without any noticeable effort on his part. Sometimes, the story doesn't involve the great master at all. There are a few who stand out though for their ingenuity. Mr Doyle might have been heaved praise upon by the contemporaries of his time, but his stories are of little relevance today.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Studmuffin

    this book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. i couldnt keep my eyes off the book. this book is taken from watsons point of view and is just a collection of very intresting page turning mysterys. it gives sherlocks entire process and his magnificant thoughts and opinions. you get a great look into the mind of the great sherlock holmes! he deals with murders with the help of his close companion watson who helps analyze each case represented. he puts himself in danger to help tho this book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. i couldnt keep my eyes off the book. this book is taken from watsons point of view and is just a collection of very intresting page turning mysterys. it gives sherlocks entire process and his magnificant thoughts and opinions. you get a great look into the mind of the great sherlock holmes! he deals with murders with the help of his close companion watson who helps analyze each case represented. he puts himself in danger to help those in need.solving mysterys is like an art hes the houdini of mysterys! each story is very nerve racking and makes my heart race. this book was not one mystery that was slow and stuck to one problem the whole time but was a collection of great mysterys and i really liked that.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ethan Russell

    I love the prose. Watson is an apt raconteur. His delightful quandaries and anecdotes regarding his time with Holmes are refreshing. Doyle is a skilled author and his characterizations and dialogue are delightful. After hearing of and watching on screen, the allure of Holmes, then reading the original works I find myself enamored of the mythos which is Holmes. I've learned a great deal about portraying characters by reading this tome and I am utilizing those lessons in my own fiction. Thank you S I love the prose. Watson is an apt raconteur. His delightful quandaries and anecdotes regarding his time with Holmes are refreshing. Doyle is a skilled author and his characterizations and dialogue are delightful. After hearing of and watching on screen, the allure of Holmes, then reading the original works I find myself enamored of the mythos which is Holmes. I've learned a great deal about portraying characters by reading this tome and I am utilizing those lessons in my own fiction. Thank you Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for this novel with very modern grammar and syntax, which displays narrative in a classic, yet relevant style.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    Here is my shameful admission; i had never read any Sherlock Holmes except for The Hound of the Baskervilles. I mostly avoided it because I had the perception that it was a bit darker than i often enjoy. So this collection of short stories was a pleasant treat for me. Each story is a short piece, many of them rather inconsequential puzzles. It seems like classic Holmes, from what i know of it, and really shows why he became such a standard and classic. In short, i enjoyed this, and am glad i read Here is my shameful admission; i had never read any Sherlock Holmes except for The Hound of the Baskervilles. I mostly avoided it because I had the perception that it was a bit darker than i often enjoy. So this collection of short stories was a pleasant treat for me. Each story is a short piece, many of them rather inconsequential puzzles. It seems like classic Holmes, from what i know of it, and really shows why he became such a standard and classic. In short, i enjoyed this, and am glad i read it.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I personally LOVE detective stories, so reading Sherlock Holmes is easy for me. I really liked the two main characters Mr. Doyle made up, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. They were the heros in England back in the old times. Every adventures that they had were explained so detailed that I actually thought the two characters are real life people. I would really recommend people to read this book because it can change the way you see or solve challenges in life.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mcgwire Simmons

    This book is a great puzzler and a classic read. Very enjoyable and fun to think that you have the riddle solved and then it switches around on you.if you like mystery novels you will love this book. It is the heart of mystery novels and has good adventures and riddles along the way. Arthur Conan Doyle is a genius and a great trickster for writing mystery novels, I look forward to reading more of his books.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sana Khan

    Was easier to understand after watching Sherlock series. Noticed things in the book that I saw/heard in the show. The actor (benedict cumberbatch) acts very much like the sherlock in the books. But the stories were changed in the show, like Hounds of Baskerville was more interesting in the book than in the show, found that episode to be the dullest. Love the show, though. Eagerly waiting for season 4

  29. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    I have read many Holmes stories over the years and some have not dated so well but some still haunt, bewilder and perplex even the most cynical readers of today. Holmes is a personal hero and someone whose deductive powers I wish I possessed (He can keep his social skills). I recommend these stories to readers of all ages who like to see what one can accomplish with a bit of attention and a watchful eye. Should you go out and buy it? Elementary my dear Watson... of course you should.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Courtney Crass

    The game is afoot.:) If you have never read the book version of Sherlock Holmes, you ought to. This is one of my favorite books. Interestingly, it is a far longer collection than intended. (spoiler) Moriarty's decision to kill Sherlock was supposed to end the series--Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was tired of writing about the same character. After a public uproar over the death of Sherlock, Doyle brought him back to life reluctantly.

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