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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem. Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams, Eric Porter. Sherlock Holmes, a fictitious character was based on a real man, Dr Joseph Bell, a renown forensic scientist at Edinburgh University whom Conan-Doyle studied under. Conan-Doyle wrote 56 self contained short stories & 4 novels (60 adventures in total) The collection is known as The Cannon. The first Sherlock Holmes film was produced in 1900. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He was devised by British author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his prowess at using logic and astute observation to solve cases. Sherlock Holmes is one of those fictional characters that have been immortalized. Whether it is his piercing eyes, dressing gown, deerstalker cape pipe, or magnifying glass, his appearance is familiar to all. Arthur Conan Doyle created the famous fictional character of detective Sherlock Holmes.

Publication Order of Sherlock Holmes Books

A Study in Scarlet(1887)Amazon.de Amazon.com
The Sign of Four(1890)Amazon.de Amazon.com
The Hound of the Baskervilles(1902)Amazon.de Amazon.com
The Valley of Fear(1914)Amazon.de Amazon.com

Publication Order of Sherlock Holmes Short Story Collections

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes(1892)Amazon.de Amazon.com
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes(1894)Amazon.de Amazon.com
The Return of Sherlock Holmes(1905)Amazon.de Amazon.com
His Last Bow(1917)Amazon.de Amazon.com
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes(1927)Amazon.de Amazon.com

Sherlock Holmes is one of those fictional characters that have been immortalized. Whether it is his piercing eyes, dressing gown, deerstalker cape pipe, or magnifying glass, his appearance is familiar to all. A message from number one son.. word. Arthur Conan Doyle created the famous fictional character of detective Sherlock Holmes. The first edition appeared in 1887 and the series includes four novels and fifty-six short stories.

Sherlock Holmes is London based detective known for his logical reasoning, disguise, and use of science to solve mysteries. As novels were conceived during 1880, the backdrop of all stories occurs from 1880 to 1914. Dr. John Watson is another major character in the series. Dr. Watson is a friend but works as assistant and sometimes roommate to Sherlock. Most of the stories are narrated through Dr. Watson.

Sherlock

First book

A study in Scarlet is the first book that introduces detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. John Watson. Story begins when Dr. Watson returns to London from Anglo-Afghan War due to shoulder injury. However, with no place to live, his friend Stamford introduces him to Holmes. As Holmes rents a flat on 221B Baker Street and wants to share rent, Dr. Watson starts living together. Soon Dr. Watson realizes Holmes’ profound knowledge in almost all subjects, especially chemistry and his status as consulting detective.

Holmes receives a telegram from Scotland Yard requesting help in murder case on the Brixton Road. Man murdered was Enoch Drebber from Cleveland. On investigating crime scene, Holmes notices few evidences including carb prints, footprints, and word Rache written over the wall by blood. In addition, a wedding ring falls off when dead body is being carried out and a note to Joseph Stangerson, the secretary of Drebber. Even before Holmes could analyze the facts, Stangerson is also murdered. The method used for killing is stabbing different from poison in case of Drebber. However, the box of the poison used in case of Drebber is recovered from Stangerson’s room. Soon Holmes learns this fact and announces Jefferson Hope, a cab driver, as the real killer. This is the end of the first point of the book.

Second point reveals why Hope killed two people. For Hope, Drebber and Stangerson were responsible for the death of his love interest Lucy and her father John Ferrier. Moreover, Dr. Watson gets first-hand experience of how Holmes worked backwards to solve the case.

Second book

The second installment in the series is The Sign of the Four. Plot is set in 1888, involving East India Company, Indian Revolt of 1857, stolen treasure, and a pact of four convicts. Mary Morstan visits Holmes with a puzzle about the disappearance of her father Arthur Morstan, a British Indian Army captain, in 1878. Mary was supposed to meet her father after his return from India at the Langham Hotel but according to hotel, her father went out on previous night and never came back. Mary contacts her father’s friend Major John Sholto who served in same regiment but he denies of knowing her father’s return. Another thing that puzzled Mary was an anonymous package of pearl that she receives every year since 1882.

As Holmes begins his investigation, he learns that Major Sholto died in 1882 and death time coincides with time Mary started receiving pearls. Only clue Holmes had was a map of a fortress from Arthur’s desk which had few names including, Jonathan Small, Dost Akbar, Mahomet Singh, Abdullah Khan. To learn more about Sholto, Holmes, Watson, and Mary visits Major Shoto’s son, Thaddeus Sholto. To their surprise, Sholto had met Mary’s father the night before his disappearance. According to -Thaddeus, Major Sholto and Mary’s father arranged a meeting to split a priceless treasure but quarrel broke between the two, resulting into the death of Mary’s father by heart attack. To avoid public attention towards treasure, Major Sholto disposed the body of Arthur. However, before dying in 1882, Major Sholto confessed Arthur’s death and possibility of treasure to his two sons. Unfortunately, he died before revealing the exact location.

Thaddeus also tells Holmes about his quarrel with his brother Bartholomew over offering a share to Mary Morstan. Soon after Bartholomew finds the treasure, he is killed and treasure is stolen. With few evidence, Holmes deduces that Jonathan small and another man is involved in the murder. Holmes traces the two man to a boat and captures Small alive while his companion is killed. Holmes also recovers an empty chest, which according to Small was emptied during the chase. Small also explained that he did all this to avenge Sholto’s double cross in India when Sholto, Arthur, Small and small accomplice stole the treasure.
This edition of story also includes an angle of love for John Watson. At the end, Watson and Mary fall in love. Mary happily accepts Watson proposal for marriage.

Other Books

The Hound of the Baskervilles and the Valley of the Fear where other two editions of Sherlock Holmes series written by Doyle. Short stories, which were originally published in magazines where later, collected in the form of five anthologies. Over the years, many writers and play writers have written various versions of Sherlock Holmes like William Gillette’s play called Sherlock Holmes.

Adaptation

Sherlock Holmes Movie

Novels and short stories of Sherlock Holmes were huge hit of their time and still today, they are huge. Author Doyle’s creation gave rise to most iconic fictional character in the history of entertainment. The character holds the record of being most portrayed character in films. In 211 films around 71 actors has played the role of Sherlock Holmes. Detective appeared in a film for the first time in 1900 under the title, Sherlock Holmes Baffled. Later, a film based on the play writer by William Gillette appeared in 1916. Film used the elements of two of the novels, a study in Scarlet, and A Scandal in Bohemia.
Character continued to appear in one way or other on TV and films. Even today, there is TV drama called Sherlock where Benedict Cumberbatch plays the Sherlock. Big stars like Robert Downey Jr. has took the responsibility of playing the character on big screen. Even the character has been adopted in modern day video games. There are museums, societies, and honors that have helped flourish the celebrated character of Sherlock.

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The author, (Sir) Arthur Conan-Doyle wrote his first Holmes story, A Study In Scarlet, in 1886. Sherlock Holmes, a fictitious character was based on a real man, Dr Joseph Bell, a renown forensic scientist at Edinburgh University whom Conan-Doyle studied under. Conan-Doyle wrote 56 self contained short stories & 4 novels (60 adventures in total) The collection is known as The Cannon.

The first Sherlock Holmes film was produced in 1900. In 1939 the novels were developed as a series of films staring Basil Rathbone, establishing the trademark deerstalker, pipe & spyglass as a global visual icon.

Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories that feature Holmes. The first two stories, short novels appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual for 1887 and Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in 1890, respectively.The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two serialised novels appeared until 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1878 up to 1907, with a final case in 1914.All but four stories are narrated by Holmes’s friend and biographer, Dr John H. Watson; two are narrated by Sherlock Holmes himself, and two others are written in the third person.Conan Doyle said that the character of Holmes was inspired by Dr Joseph Bell, for whom Doyle had worked as a clerk at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Like Sherlock Holmes, Bell was noted for drawing large conclusions from the smallest observations. Michael Harrison has argued in a 1971 article in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine that the character was inspired by Wendell Scherer a “consulting detective” in a murder case that allegedly received a great deal of newspaper attention in England in 1882.

Sherlock Holmes Sister

Perhaps one of the quirkiest twenty first-century homages to Holmes belongs to the award-winning American TV series House, which began transmitting in 2004, starring the British actor, Hugh Laurie. Now into his fifth season, Dr Gregory House is in many respects a medical Sherlock Holmes, and series creator, David Shore, has admitted that even Dr House name is meant as a subtle homage. The show draws heavily upon Holmes archetypes, such as House reliance on psychology to solve a case, his reluctance to accept cases he does not find interesting, his drug addiction (Vicodin instead of cocaine), his home address (apartment 221B), a complete disregard for social mores, personal talents (playing piano and guitar, rather like Holmes violin), as well as Holmes characteristic ability to judge a situation correctly with almost no effort. Dr House confidant and sounding board is Dr James Wilson.