Reviewish: Gramercy Classics: Sherlock Holmes

The Complete Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Classics Grammercy,  Arthur Conan Doyle

I picked this up in one of those Barnes&Noble sales they have for hardback classics and it's been my go-to copy whenever I need to settle down and reread Holmes. It's not actually complete in the sense of "containing every Holmes story in existence" (I look to ebooks for that), but it does have the Sidney Paget illustrations, which is wildly important - to me, anyway.


The weird part is that the cover of the book claims that it contains A Study in Scarlet - but it doesn't. (The title page and table of contents don't list it.) I can remember being sick in bed (Holmes stories are comfort reads then) and reading this particular edition, and when I'd get to the point where the book was too heavy to hold because I was about to fall asleep I'd look at the cover design and grumble to myself about that. I've noticed that the lack of the story annoys me a lot less when I'm well. [Edited to add: It also says it contains The Sign of Four - which it doesn't. Somehow I didn't miss that one as much as Scarlet, I guess!]






Book One

[The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes]


[The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes]



Book Two

[The Return of Sherlock Holmes]


"The Hound of the Baskervilles"