Sherlock Holmes:

As Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law burst onto the big screen this month in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, lets pay homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the books that started it all. Grab your magnifying glass and pipe, and head over to your local branch library to check out our picks!

1.    The Hound of the Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes
The third of only four Doyle-penned Holmes novels, Hound is often considered the best. A great introduction to Holmes’ London and the brilliant mind of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

2.    The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle: A Biography, by Russell Miller
Doyle wrote over fifteen hundred letters to his friends, family, and loved ones throughout his life. His innermost thoughts, fears and hopes revealed, these letters provide an astounding amount of insight into a fascinating life.

3.    His Last Bow
Though titled to be Doyle’s final dance with Holmes, His Last Bow is the penultimate collection of seven original Holmes adventures.

4.    Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series
This outstanding television series from the mid-80s is a painstaking recount of several of Doyle’s best loved adventures. But don’t take our word for it: the series has yielded an average 9.1/10 star rating from 2,734 viewers at www.imdb.com!

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