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The book begins with a brief examination of the effect that the stories have had on modern crime literature. It goes on to examine the origins of the character of Holmes himself from his appearance to his drug use and supposed dislike of women. We then move onto a mini-biography of some of the significant characters in the series. Each of the original stories by Conan Doyle is examined in an effort to explain some of the more esoteric aspects and an examination is made of the attempts to form a proper chronology for the stories - as Doyle did not write the stories in strict chronological order. The second half of the book focuses on Holmes's career on the screen. There is a brief examination of some of the more notable actors to have portrayed Holmes and the films in which they appeared. Finally we look at the possible requirements for a definitive screen portrayal of the canon.

©2010 Alistair Duncan (P)2017 MX Publishing

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A good book :D

I liked it, but I'm pretty sure I'd have liked it more if I hadn't previously listen to David McGregor's Sherlock Holmes: The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Volume One and Sherlock Holmes: The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Volume Two.

There is a lot of information about different incarnations of the Great Detective and there is also an attempt of dating the stories from the canon using the different annotated editions. It's really interesting reading/listening about it, particularly when it comes to authors who are playing 'The Game'. I love that, I love the playfulness of it and how much effort they put into it :D

All in all, a good book for those who are immersing themselves into the vast world of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.