Books by Arthur Conan Doyle

Released: Oct. 10, 2016

"Yes, it's lovely, but since it's neither complete nor very interestingly edited, there's no reason to prefer this volume to any of the Holmes collections out there already. Even the print is tiny."
Given the free-wheeling approach the television series Sherlock takes to the Sacred Writings, you'd expect a selection of the Holmes stories chosen and introduced by producers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat to be equally offbeat. But you'd be wrong. Read full book review >
THE SIGN OF FOUR by Arthur Conan Doyle
Released: Dec. 19, 2013

"The app has some visual appeal and usefulness to newcomers to Holmes, but it shouldn't be confused for a serious critical edition. (Requires iOS 6 and above.)"
A Sherlock Holmes classic is supplemented with essays and addenda. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2012

"Budding Holmesians not yet ready to tackle the originals will certainly get a taste of what's in store. (map, reading list) (Graphic mystery. 10-12)"
A bit of nautical skullduggery leads to a brutal former sea captain's murder in this graphic adaptation. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2000

" It's a popularity that has kept The White Company in print without interruption since 1891."
The creator of Sherlock Holmes took so much greater pride in a series of carefully researched historical novels that posterity has largely forgotten that he tossed his best-loved hero into Reichenbach Falls in order to head off the temptation to revive him. Now Akadine has paired Conan Doyle's best-known medieval fantasy, which outsold A Tale of Two Cities, Kidnapped, and Ben-Hur, with the prequel—a story depicting the early years of stalwart bantam Sir Nigel Loring. In his judicious introduction, George MacDonald Fraser, while acknowledging that both volumes are "juvenile blood-and-thunders" filled with hairbreadth escapes, impossibly noble heroes, a thoroughly unfashionable appetite for blood and thunder, and a rosy-eyed view of the Middle Ages whose Victorianism has dated as severely as its subject, notes their popularity with readers from Dwight Eisenhower to John Ford. Read full book review >