With many colour plates and featuring Holmes' best-loved cases, this Facsimile Edition of the Strand stories is a must for all fans of the great detective.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the inventor of Sherlock Holmes, He was born in Edinburgh in 1859. He used one of his professors from university, Dr Joseph Bell, as his model for Sherlock Holmes, as it was Bell who drummed into Sherlock the importance of using his powers of observation to help deduce the nature of a patient's affliction. His first Sherlock Holmes was 'A study of scarlet' which was published in 1887 in 'Beeton's Christmas annual' and was so successful that he was encouraged to write more stories which involved Sherlock Holmes. The second book he wrote was 'the sign of four' in 1890. The first Sherlock Holmes short story was 'a scandal in bohemia' and appeared in the Strand Magazine in 1891 and was followed by more over several years. He did kill of Holmes in 189 in 'the final problem' but there was such a public outcry that Holmes was resurrected and continued writing stories about Sherlock Holmes over the next 23 years. He wrote other books also but is more famous for his Sherlock Holmes books.