The Mystery Of Sherlock Holmes

1367 Words May 4th, 2016 6 Pages
A private detective is a detective who is not a member of an official force but is employed by a private party or self-employed in his or her own practice. The most famous mystery fictional character Sherlock Holmes is a perfect example of what a private investigator is and should be. In this paper, I will be discussing Sherlock Holmes’ life along with the several unique ways he solves his mysteries throughout his books. I will also be comparing and contrasting him with other detectives and review the impact his stories left on others. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the British writer and physician who created the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. He portrays Holmes so be the smartest and most effective detective in London, England. Holmes was a character very much of his time and place, who appealed to British readers directly by confronting the messy, changeable world they live in (Long). Most people in today’s time are still fairly familiar to such a strongly created character even though his mystery stories were written around the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Doyle got his inspiration for Holmes from his professor, Joseph Bell, the famous Scottish lecturer who taught at the medical school of University of Edinburgh. Doyle’s most famous book was “The Hound of the Baskervilles”, written in the early 1900’s. Which is a mystery where everyone thinks a ghostly, killer-like dog, which has haunted the Baskerville family for generations, killed Sir Charles. This is just one of the…
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