Sherlock Holmes: A Comedy in Two Acts
October 4th, 2015 by Aldouspi

Amazon Price: $9.95 $9.95 (as of December 12, 2017 6:48 pm - Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Drama / Characters: 17 Male, 3 Female

Scenery: 5 interior Spaces

Incriminating letters written by a young European prince to the English girl he betrayed are in the hands of the dead girl's sister. She is in the clutches of a nefarious man. All this and Moriarty and Dr. Watson too.

"A prime evening of entertainment." N.Y. Daily News.

"Constant stage magic to delight the audience." Women's Wear Daily.

"A theatrical triumph ... one of the jolliest treats of the season." Christian Science Monitor.

"The most enjoyable show in town ... a great evening in the theater. I ... might find it difficult to like someone who did not love it." N.Y. Times.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 7
  • Series: Acting Edition
  • Paperback: 146 pages
  • Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.; 1st edition (June 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 057361606X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0573616068
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces

Customer Reviews

Beautiful single-volume edition for a great price

262 people found this helpful.
 on January 21, 2014
By Silvester Percival
This is a beautiful, well constructed, and finely printed volume of the collected works of Sherlock Holmes. These are my impressions of the book (mostly good!):

The Absolute Best COMPLETE Sherlock Holmes Collection!

97 people found this helpful.
 on October 22, 2015
By will5967
Remember to look closely at the cover of all these "complete" Sherlock Holmes books. With the wonders of capitalistically fueled competition, each edition of all 4 novels and 56 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is beginning to look more and more similar. Not all are created quite as equal as one would think, however. Read on to find out more.


174 people found this helpful.
 on October 22, 2014
By Chris
The picture does no justice. I really like this product and have uploaded 2 pictures to show what it really looks like. It has that new book smell, thin pages, and it feels nice.

Excellent product, in all regards.

53 people found this helpful.
 on December 20, 2012
By Matias Graffigna
Great bookset, the pictures don't do it justice. I was dubious when I bought it, now I'm absolutely certain it was the right choice.

Great for all ages

6 people found this helpful.
 on March 9, 2016
By Phil R
I recall loving these books as a kid, but could hardly remember any of the actual cases and story lines. It has been wonderful to revisit all of these wonderful stories again. Come on....who doesn't like Sherlock? 🙂

Great book, fancy looking

2 people found this helpful.
 on October 5, 2016
By M&J
Complete Sherlock Holmes all in one book. The book is very nice looking. The detailing is great and matches the many other books of this style. The pages are good quality and the layout is simple and perfect. The stories are great and have been read before but it's always good to read them again. The different parts of the characters personalities is very interesting and something my husband and I really enjoy learning and reading about more. This is a great book for anyone who wants a fancy looking book with the complete Sherlock Holmes stories.

A Must Have.......

One person found this helpful.
 on April 18, 2015
By Donald Hunt
I bought this for my Kindle, but will have to

The Original, The Greatest!

 on September 4, 2017
By J. P. Boylan
This is the original private detective, and still the greatest. It holds up right along side modern police procedurals, all of which owe Sherlock a debt. Recent re-iterations (Jonny Lee Miller on "Elementary," and Benedict Cumberbatch on the British "Sherlock Holmes" are proof that Conan Doyle's creation not only stands the test of time, but is able to be adapted to modern times with no loss of its original greatness. I'm so glad that this inexpensive Kindle edition is available - everyone in the English-speaking world should be exposed to the fabulous Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street, and his trusty sidekick Dr. John Watson.

Elementary, my dear reader!

3 people found this helpful.
 on February 16, 2016
By amachinist
Each mystery is unique and exciting to read. We are always the Watson in the story: waiting for the brilliant Holmes to fill us in on the whys and who. For mysteries, these are uncharacteristically well written and give an excellent picture of Victorian times. Though the volume is immense (over 1000 pages), it was missing six stories, so I had to resort to a "real book" rather than my kindle edition to read all of Doyle's masterpieces. If you enjoy the PBS Sherlock Holmes series, these story details are lurking ever in the background and certainly enhance the viewing.

Great Collection at Great Price

21 people found this helpful.
 on May 6, 2014
Originally ordered another collection by a different publisher but found that the stories were printed out of order. I ordered this (my first Knickerbocker Classics) edition and was very pleased with the quality. The cover is houndstooth fabric that is a pleasure to hold. The print is easy to read with a good sized font on durable paper. I was concerned that the book would have typos since the price seemed too reasonable, but none were found. The only downside, and a minor one at that, is that there are none of the popular illustrations by Sidney Paget. I am very pleased with this purchase and have ordered a few other collections from Knickerbocker Classics.

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

»  © | Privacy Policy | Disclosure Policy | Substance:WordPress   »  Style:Ahren Ahimsa

The owner of this website, Scott Harker, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking Sherlock Holmes Pastiches to Amazon properties including, but not limited to,,,,, or