A couple of weeks ago I alerted you to the fact that the complete collection of Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard was available as a free Kindle edition. You have probably read all 853-pages by now and are hungry for more stuff to read. Here you go: The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, weighing in at 1136 pages, is also available as a free Kindle edition. Happy reading! Read the rest
Illustrators Adam Frost and Jim Kynvin prepared a series of charts examining the data in the Sherlock Holmes canon. Read the rest
You can get all these Sherlock Holmes stories and novels for free, because they are in the public domain, but I was happy to pay ninety-nine cents for the convenience of this X-Ray enabled Kindle edition, which has 56 short stories and four novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Sherlock Holmes: the Complete Collection
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Maria Konnikova is the author of Mastermind: How to think Like Sherlock Holmes, out January 2013 from Viking, and a blogger at Scientific American. Visit her website and follow her on Twitter.
One of the most widely held notions about Sherlock Holmes has to do with his supposed ignorance of Copernican theory. “What the deuce is [the solar system] to me?” he exclaims to Watson in A Study in Scarlet. “You say that we go round the sun. If we went round the moon it would not make a pennyworth of difference to me or to my work.” And now that he knows that fact? “I shall do my best to forget it,” he promises. Read the rest