It was 1887, and a manuscript of a story - after several rejections - was sold for L25 to a publisher who performed the signal service of bringing out A Study in Scarlet in which a character who thereafter disappears forever makes an historic introduction "Dr. Watson, Mr. Sherlock Holmes."
Adventure of the Abbey Grange:
" ... Come back to this lady in a year, and may her future and yours justify us in the judgement which we have pronounced this night!"
Indisputably the greatest fiction detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes lives on-in films, on television, and, of course, through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's inimitable craft. These 22 stories show Holmes at his brilliant best.
@KeepDiggingWatson Why are the lights at 221 Baker Street so damn bright in the morning? Why does Watson talk so loud? Elementary, my dear STFU!
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Collects some of the fictional detective's adventures, including "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Crooked Man," "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons," "The Musgrave Ritual," and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band."