The Definitive Sherlock Holmes


  • Category Anthology
  • Format Paperack
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 295
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-4231-3
  2. Pages: 712 pages
  3. Date: November 2016


Set in the post-World War II era in London, Dr Watson comes across a famous consulting detective—Sherlock Holmes. Over a period of time, they form a comfortable camaraderie while solving cases and catching criminals. With remarkable observation techniques, reasoning abilities, towering intellect and a vast knowledge of forensic science, Sherlock Holmes can solve any twisted and complicated case which comes his way.

The Definitive Sherlock Holmes is an exciting collection of Sherlock Holmes’ cases, mostly recorded by Dr Watson, who accompanies him on the cases and is always torn between extreme exasperation and acute admiration for Sherlock.

The book is divided in six parts—Novels, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes and His Last Bow—and provides an eclectic and fantastic collection for the fans and beginners alike.


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (22 May 1859-7 July 1930) was a writer and journalist, and was most famous as the inventor of Sherlock Holmes, a consulting detective.

Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh and trained as a doctor, gaining his degree from Edinburgh University in 1881. Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance in ‘A Study of Scarlet’, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887. After enjoying the popularity of the character, he decided to kill off the detective, but had to bring him back following the huge public outcry. He went on to write books like The Lost World, while trying his hand at politics and immersing in spiritualism.

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