Gitanjali Classic (English) - Om Books

221B Baker Street. The most beloved fictional detective is in pursuit of the absolute truth. Dr. Watson, his sidekick and biographer, cannot help but marvel at his friend’s impeccable logic and scientific acumen in unravelling the mysteries of crimes that have besieged London. What Holmes thinks elementary, Watson finds extraordinary. In The Sign of Four, Holmes takes up a peculiar case which revolves around a stolen treasure, the mystery of a secret pact between four convicts and an anonymous benefactor who sends pearls to Mary Morstan (Dr. Watson’s future wife) as an act of atonement. In ‘The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor’, Holmes is grappling with an unusual problem where a bride has disappeared on her own wedding day; in ‘The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet’, a client leaves a beryl coronet with a banker; and ‘The Boscombe Valley Mystery’ intrigues our detective when he learns that a local landowner has been murdered and all fingers point at the son but he knows that the real culprit is someone else. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes and The Return of Sherlock Holmes add value to this keepsake edition of Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels & Stories 1.

Born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE started writing stories as a student. With a repertoire of over thirty books, hundred and fifty short stories, essays, plays and poems, he earned the distinction of being one of the greatest short story writers ever, since Edgar Allan Poe. A master of all literary genres, his memorable creation is the invincible sleuth Sherlock Holmes whom the readers are introduced to in his first novel, A Study in Scarlet (1887). Such was the charisma of this Great Detective that when the author decided to kill Holmes in ‘His Last Bow’ (1893), he was compelled to bring Holmes back after vociferous demands from readers. A two-volume com- pendium, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels & Stories 1 comprises some

of the significant adventures of the iconoclastic detective—‘The Adventure of the Speckled Band,’ ‘The Musgrave Ritual,’ ‘A Scandal in Bohemia,’ and ‘The Five Orange Pips’ among others. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes adds another dimension to this comprehensive collection.

A war correspondent, a spiritualist, an athlete and a historian, the author was knighted for his contribution in a South African field hospital during the Boer War in 1902. He died on 7 July 1930 in Crowborough, Sussex.

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Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Om Books International
X-ISBN: 9789352762729