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The Sherlock Holmes Children's Collection: Shadows, Secrets 10 Books Box Set (Series 1) - Ages 7-9 - Paperback - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

SKU: B2D2487 ISBN: 9781782264088
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Sherlock Holmes, a world renowned detective and a fictional character and quite possibly one of the most influential personalities in the world of detective stories. He was created by the famous and talented Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes first appeared in the story A Study in Scarlet, published in 1887. He was arguably the first ever consulting detective. In the story, Holmes investigated complicated cases during the era of Victorian and Edwardian London and only he could solve the mysteries which baffled the people in the city. The personality and characteristics of Sherlock Holmes was actually derived from the author's professor called Dr. Joseph Bell who was a professor at the University of Edinburgh. 

Holmes would solve many extremely complex problems and challenging cases along with his trusted partner and friend Dr. John H Watson. His close friend Watson often describes Holmes as a depressing and weird individual with odd traits. Holmes is often moody and untidy yet he has a strict manner to many cases. Sherlock Holmes is extremely talented and very particular in his deduction, Holmes is proficient at forensic science, logical thinking and even sometimes possesses the ability to fight against baddies! Though Holmes displays a very cold hearted attitude towards people, when solving cases Holmes becomes lively and even described as overly obsessed. Holmes has the habit of using drugs like morphine and cocaine during his passing time which are both legal during the 19th century of England. Holmes' odd obsession with crime solving and weird habits meant that Holmes would often skip several days of meals and even to the point of dangerous effects to his health during periods of crime cases. Holmes possesses various expertise including areas in Chemistry, Human Anatomy, Sensational Literature, Geology and Martial Arts. Be sure to check out our bestsellers and classic fiction categories for more great titles.

A simplification of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, perfect for young fans of mystery books aged 7+. Includes QR codes for the free audio. This set is one of our bestsellers and the beautiful box packs the timeless classics together. This ten-book set includes A Study In Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Blue Carbuncle, The Speckled Band, The Naval Treaty, The Sussex Vampire, The Red Headed League and The Three Student

About Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock Holmes, a fictional character created by the author Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes made his debut impression in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet in 1887. He would chase and seek criminals tirelessly during the Victorian and Edwardian London, in Europe and southern England. Since its creation, Holmes has remained one of the most profound and recognizable characters in the detective world and genre.

The writer Conan Doyle had actually created the character Sherlock Holmes based off of his University professor Dr. Joseph Bell at University of Edinburgh Medical School. One key characteristic that Holmes shares with his real life self of Dr. Bells is his miraculous ability to collect crucial information and evidence from his natural talent of observation and analytical skills and reasoning. 

Sherlock Holmes is accompanied by his trusted friend and companion Dr. John H. Watson who both pursues the mind bending cases together. Even though Holme’s ability to solve problems seems to be perplexing and difficult to grasp, he has quoted his straightforward approach to his objectives: “When you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable must be the truth”.

In his story, Holmes is portrayed as a very untidy person, his London abode is organised and tidied up by his housekeeper. Holmes' strong personality is shown when he is not working on a case, he is often subjected to depression, playing violin, and uses drugs and smoking to pass time. Sherlock Holmes is described as a tall, thin and dark man with a high nose, strong eyes and angled shoulders. 

About the author: Arthur Conan Doyle born in 22 May 1859, trained as a doctor, worked as a surgeon and also a medical officer. However when his writer career began, he focussed on many stories and one of which was Sherlock Holmes, the series became an instant success in England since its appearance published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual. Despite the success of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur wanted to end the series by killing off the character in hopes that he could prioritise other writing ideas he had at the time. However the public and fans who were die-hard followers of his work at the time made a massive commotion which pressured Arthur to revive Sherlock Holmes. Conan also wrote many other titles such as The Lost World' and several other non-fiction books. 

Titles in this set:

  • A Study In Scarlet
  • The Sign of the Four
  • The Blue Carbuncle
  • The Speckled Band
  • The Red Headed League
  • The Reigate Squires
  • The Naval Treaty
  • The Sussex Vampire
  • The Three Students
  • The Veiled Lodger