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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (Nov. 24 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486478734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486478739
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 13.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #363,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This quintessentially English literary invention [is] unequalled in popular literature The Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) started to write as a doctor, whilst waiting for patients to arrive. Sherlock Holmes first appeared in A Study in Scarlet (1887). The Holmes stories soon attracted such a following that Conan Doyle felt the character overshadowed his other work. In The Final Problem (1893) Conan Doyle killed him off, but was obliged by public demand to restore the detective to life. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on May 2 2011
Format: Paperback
When last we heard of Sherlock Holmes, he had plummeted from Reichenbach Falls along with the evil Professor Moriarty.

But after years of fans badgering him to bring Holmes back, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle finally relented in "The Return of Sherlock Holmes." The stories in here aren't quite as gripping as the previous collections, but there's still plenty of striking, mind-bending mysteries for the legendary detective to unwind.

A few years after Holmes' death, Watson has settled into a routine as a regular doctor, although he becomes interested in the locked-room murder of the Honourable Ronald Adair. But then a strange old man comes into Watson's office, and reveals himself to be none other than Sherlock Holmes. Watson promptly faints from the shock.

But when he wakes up, Holmes reveals that he has been traveling the world and avoiding Moriarty's equally nasty confederates. And before he can resume normal life at Baker Street, he and Watson must catch the last of these evil men -- which may be connected to Adair's death.

After that, Holmes and Watson fall back into solving cases: a young man who is accused of murdering his strangely friendly client; a string of stick figures, a music teacher followed by a cyclist, a boy kidnapped from his school, a harpoon impalement, blackmail and high society scandal, shattered Napoleonic busts, stolen exams, a Russian lady, a rugby player's disappearance, a brutal murder that isn't what it seems, and a missing document that could lead to a massive war.

"The Return of Sherlock Holmes" occasionally feels a little unenthusiastic, probably because Doyle had really intended to kill off Holmes because he wanted to focus on "important" novels.
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He's back, Watson Dec 3 2010
By E. A Solinas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
When last we heard of Sherlock Holmes, he had plummeted from Reichenbach Falls along with the evil Professor Moriarty.

But after years of fans badgering him to bring Holmes back, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle finally relented in "The Return of Sherlock Holmes." The stories in here aren't quite as gripping as the previous collections, but there's still plenty of striking, mind-bending mysteries for the legendary detective to unwind.

A few years after Holmes' death, Watson has settled into a routine as a regular doctor, although he becomes interested in the locked-room murder of the Honourable Ronald Adair. But then a strange old man comes into Watson's office, and reveals himself to be none other than Sherlock Holmes. Watson promptly faints from the shock.

But when he wakes up, Holmes reveals that he has been traveling the world and avoiding Moriarty's equally nasty confederates. And before he can resume normal life at Baker Street, he and Watson must catch the last of these evil men -- which may be connected to Adair's death.

After that, Holmes and Watson fall back into solving cases: a young man who is accused of murdering his strangely friendly client; a string of stick figures, a music teacher followed by a cyclist, a boy kidnapped from his school, a harpoon impalement, blackmail and high society scandal, shattered Napoleonic busts, stolen exams, a Russian lady, a rugby player's disappearance, a brutal murder that isn't what it seems, and a missing document that could lead to a massive war.

"The Return of Sherlock Holmes" occasionally feels a little unenthusiastic, probably because Doyle had really intended to kill off Holmes because he wanted to focus on "important" novels. Fortunately, even lesser Holmes mysteries are still brilliant -- there are twisted crimes, malevolent schemers, and some puzzles that only Holmes can unravel.

And as usual, Doyle crafts two kinds of crimes/mysteries -- the ones that are ultra-simple but turn out to have hidden kinks, and the ones that seem impossible to solve but are actually shockingly simple. But things don't always end in the same way ("The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton" ends in a really shocking manner), and the culprits aren't always dealt with in the same way.

It's also really fun to see Watson and Holmes working together again, especially after Holmes makes such a dramatic, energetic reentry in the very first story. And it's very cute to see Watson pass out because he's so shocked and thrilled that Holmes is alive. The characters seem even faster friends, especially when it's revealed that Watson has gotten Holmes off of cocaine (which was still used medicinally at the time).

"Return of Sherlock Holmes" suffers from a few patches of unenthusiastic writing, but Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's mysteries are still brilliant brain-benders. The Great Detective is back.
How kind of him not to abandon us Dec 31 2014
By E.J. Jones - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Oh, we all knew it. We knew Sherlock Holmes wasn’t dead. There might have been some tears, and some screaming, and some throwing the book against the wall last time when we had that little scare, but we knew things would turn out all right in the end.

And they have. After three years, Holmes barges right back into London, scaring Watson half to death, and starts right up again with the mystery solving. Some of these thirteen new mysteries aren’t as wonderful as they have been previously, but a great deal of them are, and that’s what makes “The Return of Sherlock Holmes” a worthwhile read anyway.

I’ll try not to spoil things, but here are a few of my favorite stories:
-The Three Students: I absolutely could not guess which of the three students committed the crime! I went from Boy A to Boy B to Boy C dozens of times.
-The Golden Pince-nez: This one had the added bonus of a strong female character (those are scarce in Holmes stories)
-The Priory School: This story ties with “Three Students” for the most suspenseful. The ending was completely not what I expected.
-The Missing Three-Quarter: It’s just so different from most other Holmes stories, though I won’t reveal in what way.

However, not all of the stories were equally good or equally easy to follow. Some dragged; others finished far too quickly. The final adventure in the book, “The Second Stain,” had a muddled beginning that I was never quite clear on. But I enjoyed reading this volume anyway. Maybe it isn’t as good as the original few books, but I’ll take it over nothing.
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Who doesnt like Sherlock March 15 2014
By Sarah M. Roth - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought these as a gift and the person loved it. When you are getting a gift that is all that really matters.
Practical and aconomical to reatach to the Classics Of English Novelists June 15 2013
By Brigido V. Lopez - Published on Amazon.com
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Good book for the money , you can't beat this bargain to go back to the classics of English novels of suspense
Not as gripping as some of the other short stores but still a good read. July 31 2014
By TJD - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I'll read anything re: Sherlock Holmes. Although I didn't find these tales as gripping as some of the others I've read, I still enjoyed them. I also found it interesting how Sherlock survived his reported death.


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