What would the genre of detective fiction be without the inimitable Sherlock Holmes? One can only speculate as to its state given the absence of its most famous character. “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” was the first anthology of Sherlock Holmes stories and collected together the stories that were first serialized in “The Strand Magazine” between June 1891 and July 1892. The stories included in this reprint of that volume are as follows: “A Scandal in Bohemia”, “The Red-Headed League”, “A Case of Identity”, “The Boscombe Valley Mystery”, “The Five Orange Pips”, “The Man with the Twisted Lip”, “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle”, “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”, “The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb”, “The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor”, “The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet”, and “The Adventure of the Copper Beeches”. This edition includes a biographical afterword.