A Brief History of Sherlock Holmes

A Brief History of Sherlock Holmes


By (author) Nigel Cawthorne

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  • Publisher: Robinson Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 18mm | 232g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 178033012X
  • ISBN 13: 9781780330129
  • Sales rank: 258,607

Product description

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.

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Author information

Nigel Cawthorne is a prolific author who has already written The Brief History of Robin Hood for the series. He has also written extensively on true crime including as the co-author of Jack the Ripper's Secret Confession and has be a life-long Holmes obsessive.