The Return of Sherlock Holmes & His Last Bow

Arthur Conan Doyle

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Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Ten years after the supposed death of Sherlock Holmes at the Reichenbach Falls, Arthur Conan Doyle was to bow to popular pressure and the large fees offered by publishers to revive the detective's career. To the astonishment of Dr Watson and the delight of his readers Holmes returns to Baker Street, explains how he escaped death at the Falls and is ready to commence detective work once more. Doyle provided a rich and fascinating set of mysteries to challenge his sleuth in this collection. As before, Watson is the superb narrator and his magic remains unchanged and undimmed. In His Last Bow, the final story of this collection, we are told how Sherlock Holmes is brought out of retirement to help the Government fight the German threat at the approach of the First World War. It is the last time that Holmes and Watson work together. As well as his witty and illuminating Afterword to this edition, David Stuart Davies, the illustrious editor of Sherlock magazine, has provided a fascinating chronology of the Sherlock Holmes Stories.

Stories in this edition:

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

1. The Empty House

2. The Norwood Builder

3. The Dancing Men

4. The Solitary Cyclist

5. The Priory School

6. Black Peter

7. Charles Augustus Milverton

8. The Six Napoleons

9. The Three Students

10. The Golden Pince-Nez

11. The Missing Three-Quarter

12. The Abbey Grange

13. The Second Stain

His Last Bow

14. Wisteria Lodge

15. The Cardboard Box

16. The Red Circle

17. The Bruce-Partington Plans

18. The Dying Detective

19. The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

20. The Devil's Foot

21. His Last Bow

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