All the other details are broad-stroke points that take about one paragraph to remind everyone of. Holmes, who loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul, remained in our lodgings in Baker Street, buried among his old books, and alternating from week to week between cocaine and ambition, the drowsiness of the drug and the fierce energy of his own keen nature. So we learn, in two sentences, that Holmes is:
Auguste Dupin is generally acknowledged as the first detective in fiction and served as the prototype for many that were created later, including Holmes. Where was the detective story until Poe breathed the breath of life into it?
Conan Doyle repeatedly said that Holmes was inspired by the real-life figure of Joseph Bella surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburghwhom Conan Doyle met in and had worked for as a clerk.
Like Holmes, Bell was noted for drawing broad conclusions from minute observations. Littlejohn, who was also Police Surgeon and Medical Officer of Health in Edinburgh, provided Conan Doyle with a link between medical investigation and the detection of crime.
It is not known if Conan Doyle read Maximilien Heller, but he was fluent in French,  and in this novel sixteen years before the first adventure of Sherlock HolmesHenry Cauvain imagined a depressed, anti-social, polymath, cat-loving, and opium-smoking Paris-based detective.
Nevertheless, mentions of his early life and extended family paint a loose biographical picture of the detective. Mycroft has a unique civil service position as a kind of human database for all aspects of government policy. Holmes says that he first developed his methods of deduction as an undergraduate; his earliest cases, which he pursued as an amateur, came from fellow university students.
Watson as a fellow lodger.
The two take lodgings at B Baker StreetLondon, an apartment at the upper north end of the street, up seventeen steps.
Holmes worked as a detective for twenty-three years, with physician John Watson assisting him for seventeen. Their residence is maintained by their landlady, Mrs. Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science and should be treated in the same cold and unemotional manner.
You have attempted to tinge it ["A Study in Scarlet"] with romanticism, which produces much the same effect as if you worked a love-story Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.
The only point in the case which deserved mention was the curious analytical reasoning from effects to causes, by which I succeeded in unravelling it. It was worth a wound; it was worth many wounds; to know the depth of loyalty and love which lay behind that cold mask.
The clear, hard eyes were dimmed for a moment, and the firm lips were shaking. For the one and only time I caught a glimpse of a great heart as well as of a great brain. All my years of humble but single-minded service culminated in that moment of revelation.
He is known only in select profession circles at the beginning of the first story, but is already collaborating with Scotland Yard. The first set of Holmes stories was published between and Wishing to devote more time to his historical novels, Conan Doyle killed off Holmes in a final battle with the criminal mastermind Professor James Moriarty in "The Final Problem" publishedbut set in However, there is no known contemporary source for this; the earliest known reference to such events comes from InConan Doyle wrote "The Adventure of the Empty House", set in ; Holmes reappears, explaining to a stunned Watson that he had faked his death to fool his enemies.
Sherlock Holmes blue plaque in East Dean Holmes aficionados refer to the period from to —between his disappearance and presumed death in "The Final Problem" and his reappearance in "The Adventure of the Empty House"—as the Great Hiatus.
The move is not dated precisely, but can be presumed to predate since it is referred to retrospectively in "The Second Stain", first published that year. The story features Holmes and Watson coming out of retirement to aid the war effort. Described by Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles as having a "cat-like" love of personal cleanliness, Holmes is an eccentric with no regard for contemporary standards of tidiness or good order.
In many of the stories, Holmes dives into an apparent mess to find a relevant item. Although in his methods of thought he was the neatest and most methodical of mankind He had a horror of destroying documents Thus month after month his papers accumulated, until every corner of the room was stacked with bundles of manuscript which were on no account to be burned, and which could not be put away save by their owner.
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character, Sherlock Holmes has always been known as the classic detective. He solves his cases through the use of the most logical methodologies, basing his investigation on deductive reasoning and observation to the right details.
Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of Sherlock Holmes is a mystery period action film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The film was directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey, and Dan Lin.