It is no surprise to my regular readers that I have been reading my way through this large volume of Sherlock Holmes stories for quite some time. This book is a great addition to any library, but especially to that of a Holmes fan like myself. The volume is 939 pages and contains a great introduction by Barbara and Christopher Roden. As you can see in the picture of the dust jacket, there are 4 complete novels and 44 short stories. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories featuring Holmes, so the volume is only missing 12. My sister joked that those couldn’t be called the greatest adventures, so they were left out.

The four novels are:

  • A Study in Scarlet
  • The Sign of the Four
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The Valley of Fear

The short stories were printed in four collections:

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Return of Sherlock Holmes
  • His Last Bow

I am thoroughly enjoying reading these stories for myself. It is different to read them than to listen to them. I have picked up on small details that I had missed before. I encourage you, if you have not read Holmes (and even if you have), head over to Barnes & Noble and grab a copy of The Greatest Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. I don’t think you’ll regret it.