Finding Sherlock Holmes

Do you have any biographies of Sherlock Holmes?
(asked by a 12-year-old boy)

Sherlock Holmes – the fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – was “born” sometime in 1887 and featured in more than 50 novels and short stories and dozens of other works.

His first appearance came in the novel A Study in Scarlet in November 1887 and his legend lives on today in print and movies, including the recent “Sherlock Holmes” starring Robert Downey, Jr.

Learn more about Holmes and his creator in Biography in Context.


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