Just in time for the new blockbuster movie, catch up with Sir Arthur Conan Doyleâ€™s famous detective Sherlock Holmes with IDW Publishingâ€™s new hardcover collection. The Sherlock Holmes collection will present every classic short story and novel in the order Holmes lived it, beautifully accented with all-new, full-color illustrations by celebrated artist Kelley Jones.
â€œSherlock Holmes is such an iconic character and thereâ€™s a real appeal to him and to Watson even now,â€ said IDW co-founder and CEO, Ted Adams. â€œWe decided to publish the stories in chronological order and I think both old and new Holmes fans will enjoy it.â€
Sherlock Holmes Volume 1 features such classic stories as â€œThe â€˜Gloria Sottâ€™,â€ â€œThe Musgrave Ritual,â€ A Study in Scarlet, â€œThe Adventure of the Speckled Band,â€ â€œThe Adventure of the Beryl Coronet,â€ â€œThe Resident Patient,â€ and â€œThe Reigate Squires.â€ Artist Kelley Jones creates insightful illustrations that capture the essence of each story.
Chronologically the first story of Holmesâ€™s life, â€œThe Gloria Scottâ€ begins Sherlock Holmes Volume 1 with a narration of the nascent detectiveâ€™s first true case. In â€œThe Musgrave Ritual,â€ another one of the few stories told by Holmes, the detective describes a case that involved the Crown of England. A Study in Scarlet is Sir Arthur Conan Doyleâ€™s first novel about Holmes, and details Watsonâ€™s introduction to Holmes, who follows the detective on two investigations. Holmes and Watson again solve complex murder cases in â€œThe Speckled Bandâ€ and â€œThe Resident Patient.â€ In â€œThe Beryl Coronet,â€ the duo help avoid a national scandal by deducing the real criminals behind an attempted burglary, while â€œThe Reigate Squiresâ€ adds blackmail to the mix.
Sherlock Holmes Volume 1 will be available in stores in November. Diamond order code SEP09 0908.
via IDW Publishing