British author Conan Doyle created the imaginary private detective Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is outstanding at observation, deduction, forensic science, and logical reasoning. His skills border on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for many clients.
Many authors have since written stories and full-length novels adding to the repertoire. These ten short stories by two Sherlockian authors should not be missed.
Though not the first fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes may well be the best known. Guinness World Records lists him as the most portrayed literary human character in film and television history. Many believe that he is a real individual; numerous literary and fan societies have been founded on this idea. The character and stories have had a profound and lasting effect on crime writing and popular culture.