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DetailsThe hit BBC series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, offers a fresh, contemporary take on the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and has helped introduce a whole new generation of fans to the legendary detective. In this new edition of Conan Doyle-s first collection of short stories, Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss explains how these gripping tales inspired and influenced the new series.Sherlock: The Adventures contains twelve short stories first published in The Strand magazine between 1891 and 1892 and then published as a collection in October 1892. It includes some of Conan Doyle-s best tales of murder and mystery, such asThe Adventures of the Speckled Band in which the strange last words of a dying woman: It was the band, the speckled band! and an inexplicable whistling in the night are the only clues Sherlock Holmes has to prevent another murder andThe Five Orange Pips, in which an untimely death and the discovery of the letter containing five orange pips lead to a cross-Atlantic conspiracy.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and began to write stories while he was a student. Over his life he produced more than 30 books, 150 short stories, poems, plays, and essays across a wide range of genres. His most famous creation is the detective Sherlock Holmes, who he introduced in his first novel, A Study in Scarlet (1887). This was followed in 1889 by an historical novel, Micah Clarke. In 1893 Conan Doyle published The Final Problem in which he killed off his famous detective so that he could turn his attention more toward historical fiction. However, Holmes was so popular that Conan Doyle eventually relented and published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901. The events of the The Hound of the Baskervilles are set before those of The Final Problem, but in 1903 new Sherlock Holmes stories began to appear that revealed that the detective had not died after all. He was finally retired in 1927. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died on July 7, 1930.
SKU Code PRK B 585 Weight in Kg 0.1100 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9781849903677 Author Name SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE Publisher Name Bbc Pubns