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Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

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ISBN-10: 0394850866

ISBN-13: 9780394850863

Edition: 2001

Authors: Judith Conaway, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lyle L. Miller

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"Three of the Sherlock Holmes tales, 'The Speckled Band, ' 'The Red-Headed League, ' and 'The Blue Carbuncle, ' convey an impression of the great man's methods and the diversity of his interests in a brisk and businesslike style."--School Library Journal.
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Book details

List price: $3.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 4/12/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

The most famous fictional detective in the world is Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. However, Doyle was, at best, ambivalent about his immensely successful literary creation and, at worst, resentful that his more "serious" fiction was relatively ignored. Born in Edinburgh, Doyle studied medicine from 1876 to 1881 and received his M.D. in 1885. He worked as a military physician in South Africa during the Boer War and was knighted in 1902 for his exceptional service. Doyle was drawn to writing at an early age. Although he attempted to enter private practice in Southsea, Portsmouth, in 1882, he soon turned to writing in his spare time; it eventually became his profession. As a Liberal…