The Complete Sherlock Holmes Volume 2 Author:Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Volume II of The Complete Sherlock Holmes begins with The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, tired of writing about Holmes, had killed him off at the end of ?The Final Problem,? the last tale in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (found in Volume I of The Complete Sherlock Holmes). Public demand for new Holmes stories was so great, h... more »owever, that Conan Doyle eventually resurrected him. The first story in The Return, ?The Adventure of the Empty House,? features Conan Doyle?s infamously inventive explanation of how Holmes escaped what seemed like certain death.
This volume also includes two other collections of Holmes stories, His Last Bow and The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes; Conan Doyle?s final full-length Holmes novel, The Valley of Fear; a pair of parodies, ?The Field Bazaar? and ?How Watson Learned the Trick?; and two essays about the ?private life? of the beloved sleuth.« less