The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Version 3)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

The book was first published in February 1905 by McClure, Phillips & Co. (New York) then on March 7, 1905 by Georges Newnes, Ltd. (London) and was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had "died" in The Final Problem. Having published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901–1902 (setting it before Holmes' death) Doyle came under intense pressure to revive his famous character.

The first story is set in 1894 and has Holmes returning in London and explaining the period from 1891–94, a period called "The Great Hiatus" by Sherlockian enthusiasts. Also of note is Watson's statement in the last story of the cycle that Holmes has retired, and forbids him to publish any more stories. - Summary by Wikipedia

Genre(s): Literary Fiction, Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Adventure of the Empty House David Clarke
Play 02 The Adventure of the Norwood Builder David Clarke
Play 03 The Adventure of the Dancing Men David Clarke
Play 04 The Adventure of the Solitary Bicyclist David Clarke
Play 05 The Adventure of the Priory School Part 1 David Clarke
Play 06 The Adventure of the Priory School Part 2 David Clarke
Play 07 The Adventure of Black Peter David Clarke
Play 08 The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton David Clarke
Play 09 The Adventure of the Six Napoleons David Clarke
Play 10 The Adventure of The Three Students David Clarke
Play 11 The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez David Clarke
Play 12 The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter David Clarke
Play 13 The Adventure of the Abbey Grange David Clarke
Play 14 The Adventure of the Second Stain David Clarke