By David A. Crowder, Steven Doyle

Get a entire consultant to this crucial literary determine and his author.

A vintage literary personality, Sherlock Holmes has interested readers for many years -- from his repartee with Dr. Watson and his exceptional powers of deduction to the settings, topics, and villains of the tales. Now, this pleasant advisor deals a transparent advent to this loved determine and his writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring new perception into the detective tales and crime scene research that experience has made Sherlock Holmes famous.

Inside you'll locate easy-to-understand but thorough info at the characters, habitual subject matters, and destinations, and social context of the Sherlock Holmes tales, the connection of those tales to literature, and the forensics and detective paintings they characteristic. You'll additionally know about the lifetime of the author.

* greater comprehend and revel in this influential literary personality with this plain-English guide.
* achieve perception on those vintage Doyle stories -- from the vintage Hound of the Baskervilles to the lesser-known brief tales to Holmes tales written via different secret writers.
* discover the looks of Sherlock Holmes on movie, television, and stage.
* learn Holmes this present day -- from the ever-expanding community of fanatics around the globe to tale destinations that fanatics can visit.

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Indd 38 2/11/10 9:28 PM Chapter 2: The Great Detective and His Life in Crime 39 knew him couldn’t figure out what use he was going to put all that learning to. ” This practice of studying subjects that would further his skill as a detective is one that Holmes pursues throughout his career. And he draws on this knowledge when taking on a case, comparing his current puzzle to thousands of prior crimes, looking for similarities and patterns. ” Holmes’s research often leads him to write papers, articles, and monographs (treatises), which were usually technical publications that he recommended to other detectives.

For decades, the actual 221b Baker Street address was occupied by Abbey House, a financial institution. Abbey House opened for business on this location in 1932 and immediately began to receive letters addressed to Sherlock Holmes. Holmes received so much mail that Abbey hired a secretary to answer it, and the letters continue to arrive to this day, with many people asking for Holmes’s help in solving a mystery! Blue plaques are historical markers used in many European countries that are installed in public places to commemorate a link between the location and a famous person or event.

Mile Gaboriau Émile Gaboriau (1832–1873) was a French novelist and early author of detective fiction. His best-known books featured an amateur detective named Monsieur Lecoq, who was based on a real-life criminal turned police chief, Eugène François Vidocq. ), the use of disguises, and the storytelling device of the flashback, which Doyle employs in three of the four Sherlock Holmes novels. Wilkie Collins Wilkie Collins (1824–1889) was a very popular English novelist and short story writer. His best-known novels are the mysterious The Woman in White and the detective story The Moonstone.

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