From Holmes to Sherlock - Mattias Bostrom

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Title
From Holmes to Sherlock - The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon
Author
Mattias Bostrom
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Mysterious Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20180821

Winner of the Agatha Award for best nonfiction work A finalist for the Edgar Award for best critical/biographical work A finalist for the Anthony Award for best critical/nonfiction work A finalist for the Macavity Award for best mystery-related nonfiction work Everyone knows Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created a unique literary character who has remained popular for over a century and is appreciated more than ever today. But what made this fictional character, dreamed up by a small-town English doctor in the 1880s, into such a lasting success, despite the author's own attempt to escape his invention?In From Holmes to Sherlock, Swedish author and Sherlock Holmes expert Mattias Bostrm recreates the full story behind the legend for the first time. From a young Arthur Conan Doyle sitting in a Scottish lecture hall taking notes on his medical professor's powers of observation to the pair of modern-day fans who brainstormed the idea behind the TV sensation Sherlock, from the publishing world's first literary agent to the Georgian princess who showed up at the Conan Doyle estate and altered a legacy, the narrative follows the men and women who have created and perpetuated the myth. It includes tales of unexpected fortune, accidental romance, and inheritances gone awry, and tells of the actors, writers, readers, and other players who have transformed Sherlock Holmes from the gentleman amateur of the Victorian era to the odd genius of today. Told in fast-paced, novelistic prose, From Holmes to Sherlock is a singular celebration of the most famous detective in the world?a must-read for newcomers and experts alike.

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Mattias Bostrm, born in 1971, is a Swedish author, publisher, and Sherlock Holmes expert. He is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars and has been an active Sherlockian for thirty years. He lives outside Stockholm with his wife and two daughters.

Type
BOOK
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages
608

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