Created by the Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes is now a world-renowned fictional detective who first appeared in print in 1887. Famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases, the detective skills of Sherlock Holmes border on phenomenal. Since his creation in the late 19th century, Sherlock Holmes’ character grew in popularity enormously and remains today a famous character in 21st century popular culture, along with Dr Watson of course. Tje Guinness World Records has consistently listed Sherlock Holmes as the most portrayed movie character with more than 70 different actors playing the part in over 200 films. This Little Book of Sherlock Holmes looks at the birth of the man, his habits and personality, his methods of detection and his influence on literature, right up to his place in our lives today, including museums, societies and the recent BBS series Sherlock, a thrilling, funny and fast-paced contemporary reimagining of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson’s adventures in 21st century London.