Sherlock Holmes; the fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a Scottish author and Physician. A consulting detective based in London, whose skill set was widely considered to be fantastic, Holmes is famous for his attention to detail and logical reasoning, his ability to adopt nearly any disguise, and his use of forensic science to solve difficult cases.
Holmes first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in 56 short stories and four novels. The first novel, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887. The second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning with "A Scandal in Bohemia" in 1891; further series of short stories and two novels published in serial form appeared between then and 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914.
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