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The Detective Edition is limited to 260 numbered and signed copies, featuring numerous features that make it quite unique. It consists of twelve short stories that were deemed favourite by Arthur Conan Doyle himself.

The Adventure of the Speckled Band
The Adventure of the Red-Headed League
The Adventure of the Dancing Men
The Adventure of the Final Problem
The Adventure of a Scandal in Bohemia
The Adventure of the Empty House
The Adventure of the Five Orange Pips
The Adventure of the Second Stain
The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot
The Adventure of the Priory School
The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual
The Adventure of the Reigate Squires

This edition comes in a solander case, featuring the title on the front part of the case as well as the title engraved in brown suede letter on the spine. Inside it is lined with beige plush, keeping the book well protected from the outside elements.

The book is bound in the finest lambskin brown suede leather with a cutout in shape of Sherlock’s profile on the front cover, featuring a tartan fabric below, while the title of the book is engraved on the spine.

Once you open the book, you’ll be met by handmade paste endpapers done by the legendary Freya Scott. They are inspired by the tartan pattern designed specially for this edition by Manuel Šumberac, who has also illustrated all the artwork, including the drop caps, for this title. The illustrations for this edition are truly remarkable, something that we have never done before. Since this is a short story collection, it made no sense to look for key plot points; instead the idea was to boil down the whole story into a singular illustration, which offered a “blueprint” of the story expressed artistically. Each illustration contains the key elements of the story, which is intended to beckon the reader to return and give it another look to better understand the story.

As you go through the chapters, you’ll see there are beautiful themed drop caps designed for each story, as well as the unique title for each of them. Once you need a break from reading, you can use the bookmark shaped like a magnifying glass, but is fully functional as well, because it has a plastic lens with 3x magnification.

As previously mentioned, the whole run has 260 numbered and signed copies, with a few additional publisher’s copies for the key participants of the projects that will never go to sale, making this a true rarity.

Edition information:

  • Limited to 260 numbered and signed copies.
  • Signed by Marko Matijašević (creative concept) and Manuel Šumberac (illustrations).
  • Cased in solander box bound in a premium book cloth with blind and gold blocking on the front, along with suede leather on the spine, featuring a laser-engraved title.
  • Biege plush lining inside the case.
  • Bound by hand in finest brown suede lambskin leather (sourced from Didier Lieutard in France) with a cutout in shape of Sherlock’s profile on the front cover, featuring a tartan fabric below.
  • Spine engraved with laser.
  • Handmade paste endpapers by Freya Scott. (pictures coming soon!)
  • Printed letterpress on Hahnemühle 100% cotton paper (140g; custom made for Amaranthine Books).
  • Twelve full page coloured illustrations.
  • Illustrated drop caps for every chapter.
  • Smyth sewn binding.
  • Several hidden design details.
  • Bookmark in shape of a magnifying glass with a plastic lens.


The Detective Edition is a numbered edition of Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of a Dozen Favourites; a short story collection featuring Arthur Conan Doyle’s twelve favourite stories about his fictional detective and it is limited to 260 numbered and signed copies.

Please note that these product phots are digital mockups and the final product is liable to changes and will feature some improvements as well.

Product info: PREORDER (ETA: Winter 2023), published by Amaranthine Books