Nameplate found at the real location of 221B Baker Street in London, England
Source: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
Copyright by Flora Breen Robison
Sherlock Holmes was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle during the Victorian Era;
His detection methods were based upon logic, reason, and solid physical evidence.
Eventually Doyle grew tired of his creation and decided to kill him off at the
Reichenbach Falls in a fatal battle against the evil Professor Moriarty.
London, England and the rest of the world plunged into deep mourning
Over the death of this fictional detective whom they loved and admired;
Conan Doyle was eventually forced to resurrect the beloved detective
Killing Holmes was a bad mistake; Doyle couldn’t escape his creation.
Holmes had a loyal sidekick and biographer in Dr. John Watson
Over time Watson was spoofed in Hollywood and seen as inferior
Logic fails there as Watson was a doctor-just blame Nigel Bruce
Medical men must be quite intelligent and Holmes wouldn’t tolerate
England’s favourite narrator if he was unable to respect Dr. Watson
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson continue to “live” and solve new cases.
P.S. My favourites:
My favourite Holmes novel is The Hound of the Baskervilles.
My favourite Holmes short story is “The Dancing Men.”
My favourite Holmes actor is Jeremy Brett.
My favourite Jeremy Brett performance of Sherlock Holmes is “The Resident Patient.”