Created by the British author and physician, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes is a London-based detective. He is, arguably, one of the best detectives to exist in the fictional world, using his powers of logic and observation to solve even the toughest of cases. Here’s a look at the nine of the most famous quotes of Sherlock Holmes.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Scandal in Bohemia (1891) is the third overall work featuring Holmes and introduces Irene Adler. It is a short story in which King Wilhelm of Bohemia hires Sherlock Holmes to stop his former lover from publishing compromising photos. Whether Holmes succeeds is the question.
The Sign of Four (1890) was the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A damsel-in-distress, Mary Morstan, whose father vanished ten years ago, visits Holmes. Four years later, she began receiving an expensive pearl as a present annually. Now her unknown benefactor wants her to meet him; hence, she requests Holmes and Watson to accompany her. This results in an investigation into a complex puzzle.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901) is one of the best-known works of Doyle featuring Holmes. The story is set in the moors at Baskerville Hall, which has gained the notoriety of being a haunted manor, and the nearby Grimpen Mire. Following Sir Charles Baskerville’s death with his face twisted in stark terror, Holmes is asked to protect his heir, Sir Henry Baskerville. Does Holmes succeed in saving him?
Doyle’s The Final Problem (1893) features a confrontation between Holmes and his nemesis, Moriarty. This was supposed to be the last story to feature Holmes, However, due to public demand, Doyle was forced to bring Holmes back.
The Man with the Twisted Lip (1891) deals with the abduction of a rich, opium-addicted investor. His wife saw the kidnapping, and although, a beggar, Hugh Boone, has been arrested in the case, Sherlock Holmes has other ideas in his mind.
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (1892) follows Holmes and Watson as they try to find out how a blue gem ended up in a Christmas goose.
The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot follows Holmes as he tries to solve the tragic murder of a lodger’s family and subsequently, the lodger’s too.
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