Sherlock Holmes is a fictional London-based detective created by Scottish author
and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Holmes is famous for his logical reasoning, his ability to take on almost any
disguise and his use of forensic science to solve difficult cases. He first
appeared in publication in 1887, and is featured in four novels and 56 short
stories. All except four stories are narrated by Holmes' friend and biographer,
Dr. John H. Watson.
Sherlock Holmes grew tremendously in popularity with the first series of short
stories published in the Strand Magazine, beginning with A Scandal in Bohemia in
1891; further short stories and novels appeared