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Sherlock Holmes stories became extremely successful and were enormously popular amongst people

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Done by: - Dhara Bakhai Sherlock Holmes detective stories have been known and loved by people all around the world. Something magical was about the character of Sherlock Holmes that makes him so famous all around the world. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote Sherlock Holmes stories. The author was a young age doctor in 1886 when he set up a medical practice in South sea, Hampshire. With fewer patients, making their way to his surgery there was a lot of free time when he scribbled down some ideas for a story involving a brilliant detective. Conan Doyle had already previously published some short stories and articles and had been working on two other novels when he became fascinated in writing an original detective novel. A Study in Scarlet was the first novel of Sherlock Holmes and was published in 1887. Despite establishing those characteristics of Sherlock Holmes, which was to make it so fascinating to read, the story attracted little attention. About 44 stories and novels have been published of Sherlock Holmes. These stories have been translated to nearly every language. Sherlock Holmes stories became extremely successful and were enormously popular amongst people. There were many reasons for the story to become so popular. The first and the main reason was that Sherlock Holmes was the man who solved all the crimes and always caught criminals. ...read more.


He tells Holmes all the history of how he joined the company. The main point in that story is that the company only employs people with red hair and people earn money by just copying the encyclopaedia. In one of the early stories The Red Headed League, Holmes character different from what he is generally seen as. "Holmes chuckled and wriggled in his chair, as was his habit when in high spirits." P.g25. this quote suggests that Holmes is acting like a kid who gets happy and playful and senses fun and humour when Mr Jabez Wilson told him about the advertisement of The Red Headed League - "I really wouldn't miss your case for the world. It is most refreshingly unusual." P.g30. We also discover some of Holmes mannerism, which people normally would not expect a detective like him to have. Holmes is very observant and quick to notice things - "Sherlock Holmes' quick eye took my occupation and he shook his head with a smile as he noticed my questioning glances" p.g23. Another mannerism of Holmes we discover in the story is that he likes to smoke a pipe while he is thinking about the case - "it is quite a three-pipe problem", p.g33. We also realize that Holmes likes to be alone when he is think "and I beg that you won't speak to me for fifty minutes" pg.33. ...read more.


This comes to a deduction that Helen is now also in risk because she is engaged to be married. For the same reason Julia's engagement gave Dr Roylott a motive to kill her strep daughter for her money. Another clue in the story is the shrill whistling at 3am, which Julia heard several nights before her death. This can be a signal from someone to call an animal or to make someone aware of something. In her story Helen, mentions that her sister smelled cigar smoke, which means that there must be a passage between the two rooms through which air can pass. The last thing that we discover is that the room was dark when the murder took place because Julia had a matchstick and the box in her hand when she was found. Dr Roylott is a very violent man because Helen's wrist was bruised. He can also bend metal bars that suggest that he is very strong. Juliet's last words were "Speckle Band" which means that whatever that was responsible for her death must be linked with Speckle and Band. This makes Dr Roylott a prime suspect because he has a desire to collect animals such as the cheetah and the monkey, which could mean that he might have some other animals which we don't know about and could have been used as a weapon to kill Juliet. ?? ?? ?? ?? 2 - 2 - 2 ...read more.

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