Sherlock Holmes Essay

One of the most debatable aspects of Sherlock Holmes stories concerns his relationship with the police. His attitude is ambivalent which is similar to the publics view. Holmes doesn’t have a great deal of time for the police in general. He thinks they are amateurs. However, he has a different attitude towards individual officers. What […]

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How successful is Conan Doyle in writing detective fiction

Conan Doyle’s detective fictions are popular because they engage the reader and the audience as you solve crimes; it also makes you feel as if you are part of the story. As there is a lot of excitement, passion and danger this is what readers want to see in the stories as this is why […]

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The Real Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle is the author of the very popular Sherlock Holmes series. He wrote many adventures about Sherlock Holmes, a consulting detective who is extremely intelligent and sees the world differently than most people. Although Holmes is a fictional character, Doyle was inspired by one of his University professors, Dr. Joseph Bell, who was […]

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Sherlock Holmes v Dexter Morgan

Two detectives, one from over a century ago in London and the other in modern day United States, provide an interesting look at how detectives’ minds work. Both are brilliant and emotionally distant, but approach life and work very differently from that point. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective living in London, who borders on […]

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Sherlock Holmes

My favorite hero is an English man. An extraordinary person, whose fame as a very thorough and methodical investigator was rivalled only by the fascination (though sometimes by derision) of the way he conducted his activities and essentially, his lifestyle. He is the famous fictional detective known to many people as Sherlock Holmes. But really, […]

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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a very wanted man. Many go look for him for help and assistance in a case or a problem they are having. With this said you would more likely think that he does it for money, that he uses his special gift of solving mysteries as a way of getting money. But […]

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The Adventure of the Retired Colourman

Sherlock Holmes is hired by a retired art supply dealer from Lewisham, Josiah Amberley, to look into his wife’s disappearance. She has left with a neighbour, Dr. Ray Ernest, taking a sizeable quantity of cash and securities. Amberley wants the two tracked down. Holmes is too busy with another case at the moment; so he […]

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A Comparison of Poe and Doyle

It was well documented in his Biography that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle based his character, Sherlock Holmes on his teacher and mentor, Doctor Joseph Bell, a surgeon that Doyle studied under at Edinburgh University (Hodgson 4). We can see another influence on the stories written about “the great detective” in the works that came some […]

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