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Who is Holmes? The world's most famous detective? A drug addict with a heart as cold as ice? A millstone around the neck of his creator? He's all of these things and much, much more. Sherlock Holmes was the brainchild of Portsmouth GP Arthur Conan Doyle. A writer of historical romantic fiction, Doyle became unhappy that the detective's enormous success eclipsed his more serious offerings. But after attempting to wipe him out at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland, Doyle was faced with a vociferous backlash from the general public and eventually he had no choice but to bring his sleuth back from the grave to face more puzzling mysteries. While not strictly speaking 'canonical', Holmes' deerstalker, curved pipe and cries of 'Elementary, my dear Watson!' have been immortalised in countless stage, film, television and radio productions. An iconic fictional creation, inseparable from his partner-in-crime Dr John Watson, Sherlock Holmes has charmed and fascinated millions of people around the world since his first appearance over a century ago. He is one of English literature's finest creations as revealed in this fully revised and updated edition by Mark Campbell.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842432334
ISBN-10: 1842432338
Format: Hardback
(186mm x 124mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Pocket Essentials
Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Mark Campbell

Mark Campbell writes for The Independent, Midweek and Crime Time, has produced Pocket Essentials on Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie and Carry On Films. He lives in South East London, near the 'melancholy Plumstead Marshes' of The Sign Of Four.

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