Finally! I have read The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle cover to cover, 1200 pages in all.
A big book to say the least. Some of the stories were very good, but then others were a real noggin scratcher. When I found that I had read a noggin scratcher, I wondered if Sir Arthur had "phoned-in" some of the stories, because his passion (and the plot) wasn't really represented.
I didn't see what the big deal was with The Hound of the Baskervilles. I thought his first novel, A Study in Scarlet, was vastly better. I am glad I read this book. It was interesting reading for the most part, and by the latter stories I could figure out the important points before Sherlock Holmes solved the cases.
And now, on to the next book. I have picked out two random numbers, and according to the Nashville Public Library's website, both books are available at the main branch. They are both shorter than the book I finished by half, so that's a bonus! I'll talk about the chosen book in my next post.