Sherlock Holmes

The Final Problem

Translated by David Henry Wilson full color throughout $ 18.95 US / $ 25.95 CAD Hardcover / 7 x 9.8 56 pages / ages 8 to 12 ISBN: 978-0-7358-4488-9 On Sale: 4. April 2023


Sherlock Holmes

The Final Problem

Sherlock Holmes’ most famous adventure, in striking graphic novel format.

Hunting hat, smoking pipe, coat collar turned up—that’s how we know Sherlock Holmes, the most famous detective of all time. He usually investigates from London’s Baker Street. But Holmes’ most spectacular case leads him in a fast-paced chase from the metropolis of London across the continent to the Swiss Alps. At the roaring Reichenbach Falls there is a showdown between Holmes and his archenemy Professor Moriarty. Who will triumph in this battle between good and evil?

Black and white line drawings on scratchboard are Hannes Binder’s trademark. The Zurich illustrator has created dramatic images of the Swiss landscape for this epic story, the pull of which is hard to resist. An exciting graphic novel for beginners and seasoned Holmes fans alike.

Text and art combine to create a menacing atmosphere leading up to the mysterious events at the Reichenbach Falls, where evidence leads Watson to conclude that Holmes and his nemesis, Professor Moriarty, have plunged to their deaths. A respectful adaptation of the classic story, illustrated with skill and finesse.
Carolyn Phelan, Booklist, starred review

The illustrations are very well done and take a mix between wonderful scenes and artistic imagery. These alone make this worth picking up and diving into.
Tonja Drecker, Bookworm for Kids blog