Exploits of Sherlock Holmes
October 5th, 2015 by Aldouspi

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From the son of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and one of America's greatest mystery writers, John Dickson Carr, comes twelve riveting tales based on incidents or elements of the unsolved cases of Sherlock Holmes. The plots are all new, with painstaking attention to the mood, tone, and detail of the original stories. Here is a fascinating volume of mysteries for new Sherlock fans, as well as for those who have read all the classics and crave more!

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Gramercy (May 11, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517203383
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517203385
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.2 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces

Customer Reviews

Really only for the completest

3 people found this helpful.
 on February 4, 2015
By Victoria Craven
Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first consulting detective, is bored. And when he’s bored he injects himself with one of two types of drugs–cocaine or morphine. His housemate and biographer, Dr Watson, hates to see the genius in such a state so when Mary Morstan turns up at 221B Baker Street with a puzzling case he is relieved. Relieved, and other things. Miss Morstan is rather fetching.

Oh my gosh....AMAZING

45 people found this helpful.
 on February 13, 2010
By Amazon Customer
What starts out as a small meeting with an unknown man turns into a murder mystery for Sherlock Holmes. I don't like to spoil endings, but let me say this: if you think the book is boring at first, don't stop reading: there is a TON of action towards the end.

The best post-ACD collection of Holmes short stories.

38 people found this helpful.
 on August 3, 2000
By John S. Ryan
Patrick Callahan's excellent review is right on the money, but I'm giving this little book four stars anyway just because, when it's good, it's _very_ good. Some of the stories contained herein -- based on Watson's occasional references to unrecorded (not "unsolved", as the current edition's subtitle incorrectly has it) cases -- surpass some of the elder Doyle's later works. Highly recommended, especially as an antidote to the surfeit of "pastiches" that can't seem to get any of the details right.

Classic Holmes

 on March 12, 2017
By Randall Crock
Sherlock Holmes was one of my favorite literary characters when I was young. He is still relevant in the 21st century. My adult children find Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as entertaining an author as I did in the '60's.

Gripping suspense.

 on October 11, 2015
By Kindle Customer
This novel is still a page turner after a century in print. The narration is crisp and engaging. This book can be don't in one sitting.

Thrilling

 on April 3, 2017
By Amazon Customer
Much better than "A Study in Scarlet" though I enjoyed both, this one is more thrilling and fun to read.

Well written and thought out

 on April 5, 2014
By Alcor
This was my intro to Sherlock Holmes. I downloaded it for free on Kindle. I immediately bought the full collection for 0.99 and in this manner inagurated the Kindle. Good product and good marketing for Amazon.

Good old-fashioned mystery

 on July 20, 2015
By Amazon Customer
Sir Doyle paints such clear portraits, his paints are his words and one can almost feel the spray of the Thames when the "game was afoot" as the chase of the Aurora raced down the ancient waterway.

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