Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Sherlock Holmes Stories

 

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was known mainly for his Sherlock Holmes Stories. 

 A brilliant London-based detective, Sherlock Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is renowned for his skilful use of "deductive reasoning" while using abductive reasoning (inference to the best explanation) and astute observation to solve difficult cases. He is arguably the most famous fictional detective ever created, and is one of the best known and most universally recognisable literary characters in any genre.

 England in the late 1880's was very class counscious. The Upper and Middle Class considered Police to be of a Lower Class.  Sherlock Holmes was of the Higher Class.  If a crime was commited, the Upper and Middle Class felt more confortable communicating with someone in their own Class.  This is how Sherlock Holmes was used in these stories.

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From LibriVox:

1.  A Study in Scarlet   [This was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes story.  At the beginning of the book, Dr. Watson meets Sherlock Holmes for the first time]

4.  Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes  [11 Stories]

5.  Return of Sherlock Holmes  [26 Stories]


8b. The Valley of Fear (Version 2)  - John Douglas has been murdered at Birlstone manner, but Sherlock Holmes' main concern is the missing dumb-bell in the murder room. This fourth and final novel of Sherlock Holmes is based on the real-life adventures of the mob in Pennsylvania and the consequences of betrayal many years later.  
9.  Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle  (1st story in the Short Story Collection Vol. 021)
10. A Double Barrelled Detective Story  by Mark Twain -  Sherlock Holmes finds himself in the American west. (Written by Mark Twain)
11. The Five Orange Pips  (1st story from Mystery Story Collection 06)
12. The Blue Carbuncle   (3rd story from Mystery Story Collection 06)
13. The Adventure of the Second Stain   (8th story from Mystery Story Collection 06)
14. A Case of Identity   (9th story from Mystery Story Collection 06)
    15a. The Sign of Four - another version

    15b. The Sign of the Four  [Dramatic Reading] - The Sign of the Four, the second of four novels featuring Sherlock Holmes, has a complex plot involving India, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts and two corrupt prison guards. Some of Holmes's less savory habits are revealed, and Dr. Watson finds romance. In this dramatic reading, LibriVox volunteers bring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic characters to life.

    16. The Hound of the Baskervilles (Dramatic Reading) - it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound.


    18.  The Adventure of the Speckled Band - Sherlock Holmes and Watson are awoken early by a distraught woman desperately seeking their aid. Something is terribly wrong and she fears for her life. Upon hearing her story, Sherlock agrees and springs into action to track down and deal with the sinister Speckled Band who have killed once already. Listen to another exciting adventure of the super sleuth as he uses his powers of observation and deduction to solve this perplexing case. Will he be in time to save the lady's life? Will his powers fail him this time? Listen and find out. 

    19. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Dramatic Reading) - The Return of Sherlock Holmes is set three years after the detective fell to his death in the Reichenbach Falls in his final struggle with Moriarty. Or did he? In the first story of the series Holmes explains to Watson what really happened that day, followed by twelve more adventures of the dynamic duo including two of Doyle's own favourite stories: The Dancing Men and The Second Stain. Other notable characters in this book include Black Peter and Charles Augustus Milverton.

    20.  His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (Dramatic Reading) - The last collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories contains some of the most dramatic moments of the entire Sherlock Holmes canon. "The Dying Detective" sees the great Holmes brought low by a fatal illness and refusing even Dr Watson's medical care. "The Bruce-Partington Plans" is a case of national importance, not least for the appearance of Mycroft Holmes. "The Devil's Foot" is what happens when the great sleuth and his doctor attempt to go on a restful holiday. "His Last Bow" is the last ever Sherlock Holmes story, about his war service and undercover spy experiences

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    1.   Sherlock Holmes Movies (Free Download)

    2.   Sir Arthur Conan Doyle InterviewA 1927 Fox newsreel interview with the author and spiritualist, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He speaks about his greatest literary creation, Sherlock Holmes, and his work in spiritualism