Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the crime fighting sleuth Sherlock Holmes has taken an important place in fiction history with countless radio plays, tv shows and movies being based around the adventures of the detective and his side kick Dr Watson. The legend began with Holmes being depicted in a collection of 4 novels and over 60 short stories, The complete Sherlock Holmes collection is currently on sale on the Google Play store. If that wasn’t enticing enough, the purchase price of AU$0.99 should be pleasing to anyone who enjoys a good crime read.

Of course the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are now in the public domain, and as such you can actually download all his works for free – legally – in a convenient ePub format from Project Gutenberg, which you can then upload to your Google Play Books acount. You can find all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles novels, including all the Sherlock Holmes novels for free here on their website. The advantage of paying the $0.99 is that they’re all collected into one volume – handy.

What should you do about it? Well that’s elementary dear reader, head to the Play Store and hit the buy button: I did.

Complete Sherlock Holmes

Are you an avid reader and user of Google Books? What bargains have you picked up lately?

Source: Google Play Store.
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    a great use of 0.99 of my rewards funds, I’m actively trying to resist buy star wars even though I don’t think I’d ever stream it as I have 2 local digital copies of each title (DVD and Blueray ripped onto my media server). Question: I have about 6 packing cartons of all of my DVDs / BR in my garage as they are all ripped now, it would be technically illegal to see those and keep my digital copies wouldn’t it? its just a storage nightmare. Id love a Google play movies match service like with music. (current local… Read more »

    Phil Tann

    On the legalities: Probably best you check into copywrite laws rather than rely on any advice from third parties. My personal understanding was that it’s illegal to rip DVDs at all, even if it’s for personal use inside your home and (in my case) prevent children from destroying disks.

    Darren Ferguson

    It’s illegal to rip them if you had to break the anti copying technology, which I’m sure most or all of your DVD’s and BR’s had.

    If you do ever get into trouble though, proving you have the originals would be a huge mitigating factor.

    The only thing people seem to get in trouble for these days is sharing online (seeding torrents) so your risk of getting in trouble are pretty low to begin with.