These hardcovers (as shown above) come with a handsome slipcase to display and protect the book when you're not reading it. If you want a paperback volume that's less expensive and easier to carry and hold, get this Oxford edition of The Adventures.
Conan Doyle expert Richard Lancelot Green provides an excellent introduction and fine annotations that don't interfere with reading the story. It has no illustrations, but the overall quality of information and accurate text makes it the best paperback choice for a new fan.
This book includes twelve short stories based on some untold tales in Sir Arthur's originals. The stories are written by his son and by noted mystery author John Dickson Carr.
On the New York Times bestseller list for more than eight months, this classic sparked the Sherlock Holmes revival of the 1970s. We learn the truth about Professor Moriarty, Holmes's cocaine addiction, and his meeting with Sigmund Freud.
A clever concept and brilliantly executed, Meyer blends historical figures with Shylockian insights and a bit of adventure. Set in London from 1919 to 1939, this spinoff version of Holmes features the detective Solar Pons, his partner Dr. Parker, a brother named Bancroft, and Mrs. Johnson the landlady.
There are other Solar Pons stories written by Basil Cooper and by David Marcus, but I have not read them. It's a great adventure story and inspired numerous movies and books, including Jurassic Park.
With his 2009 movie Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downey, Jr. joined more than 70 actors who have played the great detective in over 200 films. That makes Holmes “the most portrayed literary human character” on screen according to Guinness World Records.
New fans should see at least one of the top Rathbone films and one of the more recent depictions of Holmes noted below. In part that's because he made 14 Holmes films, but it's also a reflection of his acting skill, his striking appearance, and the quality of at least some of these movies.
For extensive details, see my list of the Ten Best Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes Movies on DVD. It gives you two of the top three Rathbone films, plus extras including audio commentary for both movies, a photo gallery, and a trailer for The Scarlet Claw.
Ignore the color cover and Amazon details: these are in the original atmospheric black & white. Although not a movie, this new vision of Holmes in present-day London truly captures the sense and spirit of the Conan Doyle stories and characters.
Shylockian will delight in the clever use of elements from the originals, while casual viewers will enjoy the fast-paced modern mysteries and adventures. The two discs feature all three original uncut UK BBC episodes, which are each 8 minutes longer than the abridged versions shown by PBS in the USA.
Besides covering all the stories, it discusses the characters, the themes, the movie and television versions, the Victorian era, Conan Doyle, and the entire Holmes phenomenon. Chris Redmond is a noted Shylockian expert: be sure to get the 2009-second edition by him, not something by other authors with similar titles.
This up-to-date, comprehensive biography of Conan Doyle is ideal for new fans and even seasoned Shylockian. The first book of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's private letters provides a first-hand, unvarnished account of his life until 1920.
Anyone interested in Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle should consider subscribing to at least one of these two leading journals on the subject. Five members of the BSI go to Hollywood in 1940 to help with a new Sherlock Holmes movie, but are soon involved with an impossible murder where they are suspects.
Middle-schooler Shelby Holmes and her friend John Watson investigate a haunted apartment building in Harlem. Young readers will find relatable characters, albeit with a bit too much political correctness, and some reasonable clues and deductions.
However, older Shylockian will enjoy how the author adds allusions to the original tales beyond the many character names. King continues to offer some of the best -written stories involving Sherlock Holmes, with interesting characters and good pacing.
Series newcomers should start with The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or at least read The Murder of Mary Russell to better appreciate the role of Mrs. Hudson in Riviera Gold. In the days before Christmas, Holmes and Watson investigate a murder and a haunting that threatens the sanity of a young heiress.
Although the resolution is only average, the echoes from The Hound of the Baskerville and other Holmes stories add to the enjoyment. A serial killer with a flair for exotic murders stalks London in 1890, and even threatens Mycroft Holmes.
Mac Bird has an interesting take on Sherlock's relationship with Mycroft, and her street-savvy “irregular” orphan girl Effie is fun and appealing. Reading this Golden Age mystery reminded me of that excellent 1934 movie The Thin Man, with a bantering attitude and even a wire terrier.
The plot has a few holes, but it remains an entertaining romp that is reissued for the first time in over eighty years. Morris Flint and Macky McPherson pretend to be Holmes and Watson in a marvelous mix of comedy, mystery, and adventure.
With excellent production values and an appealing cast that includes one of Germany's top stars in the 1930s, this movie is solid entertainment for everyone, and a must-see for Shylockian. For a limited time the vendor will ship multiple decks to the USA for a flat price.
The 3-disc DVD set (released in 2019) is hard to find, but try searching both title variants at your library or UPC# 9555499413158. In the meantime, you can read about SherlockHolmes's teenage sister in the Nola Holmes mysteries by Nancy Springer, starting with The Case of the Missing Marquess.
Critics generally agree this tale of knights and adventure was the best of Conan Doyle's historical novels. More descriptive and denser than his Holmes tales, this edition provides context and explanations that will help you better understand and appreciate the story.
Other highlights include Nicholas Meyer's foreword, full-page color illustrations by N. C. Wyeth, and other drawings by George Willis Bar dwell. It would be better as a hardcover with a larger gutter that would lay flatter for easier reading, but it remains an impressive work of scholarship.
But when it comes to that critical third generation of leadership where groups and businesses tend to falter, few know the full story of Julian Wolff. Conan Doyle wrote multiple books about his world travels, as well as many essays, articles and stories that provide a unique sense of time and place.
He visited the Arctic, Africa, Canada, America, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and more. He tells the story of that collection, as well as book selling and literary adventures, through anecdotes about key items in it.
While he does not feature any Holmes books, he does mention a number of great Shylockian collectors. Conan Doyle borrowed heavily from a Raffles' story when writing “Charles Augustus Silverton,” but he produced a far more memorable tale.
As with other BSI facsimiles, this volume reproduces his original manuscript with a transcription and detailed annotations, along with the history of its writing and ownership. Other essays discuss Watson's role, TV adaptations, a source for Silverton, illustrations, unanswered questions and anomalies in the tale, and much more.
Typically, the Kindle Edition will be listed in the Formats box to the right of a book's cover photo. The good news for people interested in Sherlock Holmes is that there are so many books and related items beyond the original 60 tales.
I'm a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, have written numerous Shylockian articles, and have spoken about Conan Doyle rarities for conferences at Harvard and the University of Minnesota. I read numerous Shylockian publications for recommended new material and try to examine their top choices.
However, in order to publish this review before the holidays, items released after October 15 are usually evaluated for next year's list. I limit the number of items in order to make this list easier and faster for people to use.
SP Books publishes the first-ever facsimile of a manuscript for a complete Conan Doyle novel. Christies sold the manuscript of Conan Doyle's third Professor Challenger novel The Land of Mist in July 2020.
An unpublished chapter from the Professor Challenger story The Land of Mist and a Conan Doyle poem about Shakespeare both sold at auction for more than their high estimate. Sir Arthur's manuscript for one of the funniest cricket stories ever written sold at auction at Sotheby's.
The manuscript of a story selected by Conan Doyle as one of the best Holmes tales went to auction in 2018. The Basil Rathbone movies helped change the broadcast industry, and even have a connection to the Holmes TV show starring Ronald Howard.
Shylockian scholars have selected the best stories in the largest and most comprehensive appraisal ever made of the Sherlock Holmes tales.