This collection brings together many of the most famous short stories about the great fictional detective Sherlock Holmes by the great writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories originally published in 1894.
The book was first published in 1905 and was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had "died" in "The Final Problem". Having published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901–1902, which was set before Holmes' "death", Doyle came under intense pressure to revive his famous character. The first story is set in 1894 and has Holmes returning in London and explaining the period from 1891–1894, a period called "The Great Hiatus" by Sherlockian enthusiasts. Also of note is Watson's statement in the last story of the cycle that Holmes has retired, and forbids him to publish any more stories.