|Over one hundred years have passed since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle intoduced his inimitable sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, to the world--and his popularity has never waned. This oversized commemorative volume contains the entire canon of Holmes adventures, both before and after his creator's attempt to dispatch him in print. Just as the character, Holmes, prevails and defies even death, these detective stories featuring him and Dr. Watson have withstood more than the test of time: they defined and changed the way modern crime writers approached detective fiction.|
Resonably Priced Holmes Collection5/15/2003
Anyone who is at least moderately interested in mystery stories should make an effort to make themself familiar with Sherlock Holmes. It is widely known that Holmes is one of the best fictional detectives ever, but it it surprising how many people have not actually read any of his stories. The Gramercy Books edtion of the Complete Sherlock Holmes (ISBN 0517220784) is probably the best deal as it is the cheapest hardcover edition I have been able to find (Holmes deserves hardcover). This is definitely a book that any self-respecting mystery lover will locate on his shelf. One small note is that the print is a little on the small side (newspaper size) and is in two columns, but this merely allows the book to avoid being an oversized monstrosity like some other editions are.