Sherlock Holmes's confrontation with Professor Moriarty sees a clash between the master of detection and the evil genius of crime - where a dramatic outcome is inevitable. However, not all the investigations undertaken by Holmes and his faithful companion Dr Watson have such deadly significance. The eleven cases recorded in this collection include the mysterious fate of a missing racehorse, where the owner's condescending attitude to Holmes soon turns to admiration and surprise. International espionage also features - Holmes and Watson have to avert a diplomatic disaster when a secret Naval treaty is stolen - and some heart-rending personal tragedies are resolved with Holmes's customary analytical brilliance. The relationship between Holmes and Watson is normally characterized by the reserve typical of the late Victorian gentleman, but in this collection we also see a rare touch of emotion as the two friends prepare for the worst that can befall them. Fortunately for his many admirers, this is not the last we hear from the iconic investigator. The Baker Street Classics Sherlock Holmes collection is a retro-inspired full set of Conan Doyle's wonderful tales of the inimitable "consulting detective" at work. Featuring original illustrations from editions of the 1920s, this collection will adorn any booklover's shelf and transport the reader back in time to Holmes's bustling Victorian London; the misty moors of Dartmoor; the dizzying heights of Reichenbach; and the cozy living room of 221b Baker Street.
About the Author
Arthur Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a Scottish writer, responsible for creating the literary character Sherlock Holmes.