I wouldn’t say I’m not a fan of Sherlock Holmes. If any show is on PBS, you’ll likely find me tuning in. Surprisingly, I don’t watch this as much for the story. I watch it for the scenery. Oh my, how I love England. I’ve never been, but I think my roots must be so deep there that everything has a familiarity, a homey sort of feel to it.
While it lasts, Amazon is offering The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes to download to your Kindle or other reading device for free.
Could it be that Sherlock Holmes has finally met his match in the villainous Professor Moriarty? Quite possibly. The only way to know for certain is to read the climactic story “The Final Problem” from this collection of Sherlock Holmes tales.
In this second compilation of stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (following The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes), we learn about Holmes’ first-ever investigation in “The Gloria Scott”; meet his older, smarter (and fatter and lazier) brother, Mycroft; and are introduced to the most evil criminal mastermind in English literature, Professor Moriarty.
Including all twelve stories that originally appeared in the Strand Magazine, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes contain some of the greatest mysteries the world’s greatest detective and Dr. Watson ever encountered. This digital edition from Top Five Books also includes a short introduction, author bio, and all 98 of the original illustrations by Sidney Paget.
Additionally, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is also available for free download.
• A brief introduction
• Biography and selected bibliography of Sir Arthur Conan DoyleAfter Arthur Conan Doyle introduced Sherlock Holmes in the novel A Study in Scarlet in 1887, he wrote a series of twenty-four short mysteries featuring the detective and his colleague, Dr. Watson, in the pages of the Strand Magazine from 1891 to 1893.
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES collects the first twelve of these tales—including “A Scandal in Bohemia” (which introduces Irene Adler), “The Red-Headed League,” “The Five Orange Pips,” and “The Speckled Band”—some of the greatest stories in the Sherlock Holmes canon.
And you know, if you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes, you may also be interested in the story Arthur and George by Julian Barnes. It isn’t free, but it details the true story of the friendship that develops between Arthur Conan Doyle and George Edalji. It’s a fascinating read and incredibly well written. It’s in my top 10 favorite books I’ve ever read.
Note: As with all Amazon prices, the price on this Kindle offer can change at any time. This price is valid as of September 14th at 8:56am EST. And even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can read these books using your computer or other mobile devices by downloading the appropriate app. You’ll see a *Free Reading App* tab in the bar across the top of the Amazon page.
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