Everyone knows Sherlock Holmes, but what made this fictional character, dreamed up by a small-town British doctor in the 1880s, into such a lasting success? In this Agatha Award-winning history, Mattias Boström tells the full story behind the legend, from a young Arthur Conan Doyle taking notes on his professor's powers of observation to the pair of modern-day fans who retooled the sleuth to create the TV sensation Sherlock. Not surprisingly, the cast of contributors is diverse, and includes the publishing world's first literary agent and a Georgian princess, plus thousands of actors, writers, and readers, who collectively transformed Holmes from the gentleman amateur of the Victorian era to the sociopathic genius of today.
From Holmes To Sherlock
Author: Mattias Boström. Michael Gallagher, trans.