A new edition of the pocket guide to one of English literature's best loved and finest creations, Sherlock Holmes. Holmes was the brainchild of Portsmouth GP Arthur Conan Doyle. A writer of historical romance, Doyle became unhappy that the detective's enormous success eclipsed his other work, and killed him off. But, faced with an enormous backlash from the public, he had no choice but to bring him back from the grave to face more puzzling mysteries. Holmes is an iconic fictional creature, and has been immortalised in countless film, TV and radio productions.