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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes were set and written in Victorian England by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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SHERLOCK HOLMES COURSEWORK All typical detective stories have features in common. They all contain a detective, also the stories contain a crime and a criminal, also in typical detective stories the criminal usually has a motive. Another detail in a murder story is: the detective always begins an investigation and this leads to the discovery of the criminal. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes were set and written in Victorian England by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Hound of the Baskervilles is about a big black vicious hound that is haunting the Baskerville Family and after the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville; the legend of the hound was revived. A man goes to tell Holmes and Watson. Holmes and Watson take up the case. The Speckled Band is about a woman who tells Holmes that her sister has died. The woman thinks it's her stepfather, Dr Roylott. She believes that he has killed her for her inheritance The Man With The Twisted Lip is about a woman who sees her husband in a window of an opium den and goes in to see him but he isn't there. She asks Holmes to investigate. Sherlock Holmes stories are unusual in that they are not written from the detective's point of view. ...read more.

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The criminals in Sherlock Holmes are not typical because they have obscure ways of doing things. We know that Dr Roylott has a criminal nature because he is aggressive and shows his strength when he comes to see Holmes. This quote shows Dr Roylott when he bends the poker in Holmes apartment "He bent it into a curve with his huge brown hands." This shows his strength and aggressive nature." Another quote that shows how everyone became scared of him, because when ever he went out he either got into brawls or quarrelled with the locals. "He became the terror of the village" We doubt Hugh Boone as a criminal because he doesn't really commit a crime, he was a man in lots of debt so he ran away and disguised himself as a beggar and started life again. Which suggests he is a proud man but not a criminal Sherlock Holmes is a typical detective in the following way. He's observant and intelligent. He also has a good reputation because when he investigates a crime he always gets to the bottom of it. He is observant in that he always thoroughly observes things: for example: he smells the letter, in The Man with the Twisted Lip, and looks at objects very closely using a convex lens. ...read more.

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Roylott in The Speckled Band and he was a believable criminal, whereas in The Man with the Twisted Lip there was not really a major crime and it was obscure in the way that the clues went together. In the Hound of the Baskervilles the hound was the "criminal. My most preferred setting out of the stories was the Manor House and the moors in Hound Of the Baskervilles because they created the most tension and were the most mysterious of all the settings. My least preferred setting was the manor house in The Speckled Band because there was no real cause of tension by the house and the surrounding area. In conclusion I don't think that Sherlock Holmes stories are typical murder mystery stories because they don't all contain the main parts of a Mystery/detective story. The Hound of the Baskervilles is missing a motive and a real criminal. The Man with the Twisted Lip didn't have a criminal or a crime either, but on the other hand The Speckled Band is a typical murder mystery story because it contains all of the aspects of a typical murder story. ?? ?? ?? ?? Tony Thatcher Sherlock Holmes Coursework 10BM Page 1 of 3 ...read more.

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