My latest purchase is a book from Amazon India, Sherlock Holmes – The Complete Novels & Stories 1&2. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave us an icon for the ages in his character Sherlock Holmes, the world’s greatest detective. Doyle’s ultimate collection of Homes & Watson adventures is a must have for readers.
A master of all literary genres, his memorable creation is the invincible sleuth Sherlock Holmes whom the readers are introduced to in his first novel, A Study in Scarlet (1887). Such was the charisma of this Great Detective that when the author decided to kill Holmes in ‘His Last Bow’ (1893), he was compelled to bring Holmes back after vociferous demands from readers. A two-volume com- pendium, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels & Stories 1 comprises some of the significant adventures of the iconoclastic detective—‘The Adventure of the Speckled Band,’ ‘The Musgrave Ritual,’ ‘A Scandal in Bohemia,’ and ‘The Five Orange Pips’ among others. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes adds another dimension to this comprehensive collection.
I remember a few years ago, 2012 I think, my sister & brother-in-law went to Turkey on vacation for a week and they asked me if I could come a couple of evenings to their apartment and look in on Barfi their pug. My sister’s dad & mom live in the same building and when I wasn’t there, the pug would stay with them. So I went a few times and took him from their 5th floor apartment and go up to my sister’s 9th floor. I would play with him and feed him and then take him for a quick walk.
My sister & brother-in-law are strict no tv people, as in no cable tv. They have internet and laptops and tabs for the kids. So while I was there I had to find ways to keep myself entertained. I saw in their book collection a similar book of Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories. I loved reading the stories earlier on in life and likewise loved reading it at night with Barfi at my side. For some reason I was reminded of that time and decided to buy this set from Amazon. It will be good reading!