The story of the most famous detective in the world; a fast-paced and exciting living portrait of a phenomenon and icon of popular culture.
Everybody knows about Sherlock Holmes, the unique literary character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who has remained popular over the decades and is more appreciated than ever today. But what made this fictional character, dreamed up by a small-town English doctor back in the 1880s, into such a great success? This is the fascinating and exciting tale of the man and people who created the Holmes legend.
The book was winner of the Best Non-fiction Award by The Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy 2013 and shortlisted for The Great Non-Fiction Book Prize (Sweden’s biggest nonfiction award) in Sweden 2013.