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Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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ISBN-10: 140271453X

ISBN-13: 9781402714535

Edition: 2004

Authors: Scott McKowen, A. Conan Doyle

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The illustrations for this series were created by Scott McKowen, who, with his wife Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc., a company specializing in design and illustration for theater and performing arts. Their projects often involve research into the visual aspects of historical settings and characters. Christina is a theater set and costume designer and contributed advice on the period clothing for the illustrations. Scott created these drawings in scratchboard ­ an engraving medium which evokes the look of popular art from the period of these stories. Scratchboard is an illustration board with a specifically prepared surface of hard white chalk. A thin layer of black ink is…    
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 10/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
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…    

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
A Scandal in Bohemia
A Case of Identity
The Red-Headed League
The Boscombe Valley Mystery
The Five Orange Pips
The Man with the Twisted Lip
The Blue Carbuncle
The Speckled Band
The Engineer's Thumb
The Noble Bachelor
The Beryl Coronet
The Copper Beeches
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Silver Blaze
The Yellow Face
The Stockbroker's Clerk
The Gloria Scott
The Musgrave Ritual
The Religate Squires
The Crooked Man
The Resident Patient
The Greek Interpreter
The Naval Treaty
The Final Problem
Questions, Questions, Questions
About the Author, About the Illustrator