Killing Sherlock

The historian Lucy Worsley charts the extraordinary love-hate relationship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his most famous creation – Sherlock Holmes.

Killing Sherlock

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Lucy reveals how Doyle’s early experiences contributed to the invention of Holmes – only for the author to kill off his “monster” six years later. However, the fictional detective’s popularity proved irrepressible, forcing Doyle to resurrect his creation. Holmes took on a life of his own and the roles reversed as Sherlock started influencing his creator. The author was not only solving crimes h…

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