The RETURN of
SHERLOCK HOLMES’sRETURN from the DEAD
May 2014 (1905) | Fiction-Mystery
eBook | $0.99
This Top Five Classics illustrated edition of The Return of Sherlock Holmes, a compilation of the first 13 Sherlock Holmes short stories Arthur Conan Doyle wrote after “killing off” the world’s most famous detective in the 1893 adventure “The Final Problem,” features all 95 Strand illustrations by Sidney Paget as well as an additional 13 color illustrations by Frederick Dorr Steele created for Collier’s magazine. It also includes a helpful introduction and author bio.
The return of Sherlock Holmes, 10 years after his “death” at the hands of Professor Moriarty, was one of the most hotly anticipated events of the new century in 1903. Arthur Conan Doyle had teased his loyal fans with his 1902 novel The Hound of the Baskervilles, a story that took place two years before Holmes plummeted into the Reichenbach Falls. With “The Empty House,” the first story in this collection, Dr. Watson and the world finally learned how Holmes cheated the Grim Reaper and feigned death for three years—as he tidies up one last loose end in his battle against Moriarty’s criminal apparatus.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes finds Conan Doyle at the height of his creative powers, producing 13 of his finest mysteries for the inimitable Holmes to solve. No Sherlock Holmes collection would be complete without it.