Life is returning to normal following the Covid years, but what has been a constant during this time is our love of books. People have turned to much-loved authors and in particular, crime books and this high level of interest is continuing.

Sherlock Holmes remains a fascinating and enduring character in the history of British crime writing and the retelling of the stories through blockbuster films and award winning TV series is a testament to this.

Mike Bryan, Director of publishers Baker Street Press, takes up the story: “There has always been a high level of interest in the ‘consulting detective’ and we felt the time was right to launch the ‘Sherlock Holmes Deluxe Classics Series’.

“This collection of nine hardback books is a retro-inspired full set of Arthur Conan Doyle’s wonderful tales of Holmes at work,” he commented.

“Originally serialised in newspapers and magazines in the late nineteenth century, Conan Doyle’s famous collection of detective stories transport the reader back to Holmes’s bustling Victorian London, the misty moors of Dartmoor, the dizzying heights of the Reichenbach Falls and the cosy living room of 221B Baker Street,” he added.

“They feature the original cover illustrations from editions of the 1920’s, and would enhance anybody’s bookshelves,” concluded Bryan.


Over the next 2 weeks, The Avondhu will be giving away a full retro-inspired Sherlock Homes full collection weekly. Partnering with Baker Street publishers, this high quality collection (valued at £125) would be a valued item in any house.

The quality of the retro-inspired full set will be appreciated by any regular book reader.

“I am blown away by the quality and our members will be dazzled by this,” commented Ian Bennett, head of the Sherlock Society. “I have all kinds of variety in my Sherlockian collection, but I can say without doubt, these are the finest I have seen.”

Launched by Baker Street publishers, the complete ‘Sherlock Holmes Deluxe Classics’ collection of nine books is available from Waterstones and all good bookshops. However, getting your competition entry to The Avondhu could be the best decision you'll make this May – see edition May 12th for Week One entry form!

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