Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Vol. 1, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is a collection of various adventurous stories of the world-renowned detective Sherlock Holmes, the popular resident of Baker Street, London. For those who love mystery novels, this book is a good pick for them. The book was published by Bantam Classics in December, 1986. This book includes the story A Study in Scarlet, the first ever Sherlock Holmes story ever written.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish writer who is noted for his fictional stories about Sherlock Holmes, which are considered to be classic examples of crime fiction. He was a prolific writer who is also famous for some of his other works, including fantasy stories, romances, historical novels, plays and poetry. Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Vol. 1 includes the first two novels and 36 short stories, featuring Holmes. Doyle also establishes the Holmes-Watson relationship in this book.
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Vol. 1 includes the novel A Study in Scarlet, that introduces the detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Watson who later becomes Holmes' trusted confidante, accompanies Holmes during investigations and also acts as the narrator of all stories. The book also includes the second novel namely The Sign of Four which has a complicated plot involving the East India Company, a robbed treasure, and a pact among two prison guards and four convicts. This novel also introduces Mary Morstan, who later becomes Dr. Watson's wife. Apart from these two novels, this volume contains a number of short stories, including The Five Orange Pips, The Adventure of the Speckled Band and The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual, which showcase mysteries based on a variety of themes such as murder, kidnap, blackmails, etc.
The Sherlock Holmes stories in Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Vol. 1 are gripping and enthralling, which have been appreciated by readers and critics worldwide. Doyle's style of writing involves generous use of adjectives in well-structured sentences which makes every story a good read. This book has 1088 pages and is available in English in paperback binding. The ISBN 10 code of the book is 0553212419 and the ISBN 13 code of the book is 978-0553212419.