Sherlock Homes, the world's foremost consulting detective was created by
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
He was noted for his skills in observation, deduction and logic being able to draw far reaching conclusions from the most obscure bits of
evidence. His abilities bordered on the fantastic. He assisted
Scotland Yard with many of their most troublesome cases. Sherlock Holmes was considered somewhat eccentric .Dr. John Watson was Sherlock
Holmes flat mate, friend, and biographer. Dr. John Watson recorded many of Sherlock's more fascinating cases.
Sherlock Holmes was so popular during the Victorian era that when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had
Sherlock killed to conclude his stories there was an outcry in England and the United States. This led to the resurrection of the Character that we have grown to love and know.
There are 44 original
Sherlock Holmes stories that were written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and numerous "pastiche" or new Sherlock Holmes stories being written today.