Sherlock Holmes and the Pursuit of the Criminal Mind

One of the most popular genres in literature is the mystery. A good book can grab the readers attention and bring them on a journey of highs and lows where criminals attempt to get away with a crime, and the detective works to solve the crime and bring the criminal to justice. While many fictional detectives have been featured in mysteries, arguably the most popular is the detective known as Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective that was created and advanced by Scottish writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The first appearance in print by Sherlock Holmes was in 1887 and over the years he has been featured in several novels and short stories. Holmes along with his associate Dr. John Watson, would take on the toughest cases and through the use of logic and forensic science would eventually solve the case and bring the guilty party to justice.

Over the years, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective has appeared in print, radio, television and movies. While each of the various media has varied slightly from each other, the basis of the Holmes and Watson characters have essentially remained the same. Through the use of logic in seeing the crime scene and victims, Holmes would eventually determine who committed the crime. In addition, Dr. Watson would use his skill and training in forensic science to analyze the crimes. With the work of the two detectives, they would generally solve the crimes that the police can’t solve.

For over one hundred years, the character of Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most popular in the mystery and crime genres. In addition, the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the use of logic and forensic science to solve crimes, set the standard for future police and detective work. To learn more about the famous detective, his author and his origin, please review the following information.

By Ted Burgess