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Why do you think that Conan Doyle's crime stories have been so popular?

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David Brown 11QU Why do you think that Conan Doyle's crime stories have been so popular? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was best known as the creator of perhaps the most famous and successful fictional stories. I think that Conan Doyle's crime stories were among the most popular, and they still are to the present day. The story that Conan Doyle wrote was amazingly powerful and hooked the reader in a way that I thought was fantastic. When Conan Doyle was writing his stories, there was near enough always a scene of weirdness and mysterious tension being built up in the background. This was one of the best techniques Conan Doyle had in his style of writing, because by doing this he made the reader want to read on and so successfully hooks the reader to the story. Conan Doyle also had another technique. This was to enable the reader to play detective whilst reading through the story and I found that nine out of ten times if the reader finds themselves playing detective, they are endoughtley hooked to the story and above all the mystery. Conan Doyle was in my opinion an excellent crime story writer and I believe that one of the main techniques that he had was to engage his readers with an excellent mysterious plot, this being one of the main ingredients of any successful crime story. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22nd, 1859 in Edinburgh, 28 years later in England 1987 Conan Doyle started to write his stories. ...read more.

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So the reason why the people hired him was to get Jabez Willson out of his house so that they could dig a tunnel across to the bank so that they could rob it. The readers start to put the case together because the readers are endoughtly hooked to the mysterious and misleading plot. The readers at this stage in the story start to ask more questions such as: how is it going to end? Are they going to get away with it? We the readers are now playing detective. We the readers are so engrossed in Holmes's passion for weird and mysterious mysteries that we start to share this passion with Holmes. In the third story, the adventure of Black Peter there is a huge amount of tension that is being built up and so there is a lot of suspense which engages the reader further. Black Peter has an excellent plot and excites the reader when they find out about the murder. Conan Doyle has thoughts going through our heads. The whole story is twisted but n a good way especially when we find out about the man being hooked up on a wall with a harpoon, this disturbs the reader and sends a shiver up their spine just by thinking about it, this encourages the reader to carry on so that they can find out why, and who it was. By now the reader likes the story and wants to read on, so the readers are hooked to the story. ...read more.

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People are interested in Holmes simply because of his level of intelligence and because he sticks up for weaker people especially women as most women were treated wrongly back then. These things keep the reader interested in Holmes and the story. It is pointed out a number of times that Holmes is not interested in the money that is involved, he is interested in the mystery as he has a passion for mysterious crime. As the story progresses it is clearly show that the reader starts to share this passion with Holmes When Conan Doyle wrote his stories his intensions were clear; these were to engage the reader with an excellent plot and to build up tension and suspense as the story progresses. A successful crime story must have something to hook the reader, a mystery that keeps the reader hooked to the story, clues as the story continues, a surprise that the reader like so that they read on and the solution at the end which tell the reader who and why the person done the crime. These are the elements that are needed for a successful crime story. I also think that the language is used well as an image is automatically put into the readers head by reading through the story and so the reader takes a bit at a time to bring themselves to their own conclusions. Another reason why I think Conan Doyle's stories have been so popular is because the reader interacts with the story and so they try and solve the mystery themselves. This is why I think Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's crime stories have been so popular. ...read more.

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