A Brief History of Sherlock Holmes by Nigel Cawthorne
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Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, Sherlock Holmes appears in four novels and fifty-six short stories. Although Holmes was not the first literary detective, he continues to have a perennial allure as the ultimate sleuth.

As Holmes is being re-introduced to a new audience through TV and film, Cawthorne introduces the general reader to Holmes and his creator Arthur Conan Doyle. He gives a full biography of author as well as his creation, including his resurrection following his unlikely death at the hands of arch enemy, Moriarty. Cawthorne also surveys the world of Holmes, looking at Victorian crime, the real characters behind Dr Watson and Inspector Lestrade, as well as the world on the doorstep of 22b Baker Street.
 

About Nigel Cawthorne

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Nigel Cawthorne is the author of Serial Killers and Mass Murderers, as well as numerous other books. His writing has appeared in more than 150 newspapers and magazines, including the Financial Times, Sun, Flatbush Life, and The New York Tribune. He lives in London, UK.
 
Published September 2, 2011 by Robinson. 290 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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