The Adventure of the Crooked Man
What is in your opinion typical of a good detective story? Does it involve a lot of action or a complex plot? Sherlock Holmes and his good fried Watson seem still to have a good hold on young and old readers and viewers.
Read and listen to this dramatized story and meet the legendary detective and his faithful friend.
Sherlock Holmes is the archetypical private detective who brilliantly solves all the criminal puzzles he is presented with. He was created by the British doctor and author Arthur Conan Doyle (1851 - 1930) more than a hundred years ago. Sherlock Holmes and his friend and assistant Dr Watson appear in more than 60 novels and short stories. The novel The Hound of the Baskervilles, published around the turn of the century, is probably the best known. As portrayed in these works, Sherlock Holmes suffers from bouts of depression, is addicted to cocaine and is a confirmed bachelor.
A far cry from most of today's cynical and hard-boiled detective heroes, Sherlock Holmes, with his gentle manners, his pipe and his deer stalker cap, still enjoys wide popularity with readers of detective fiction. Through many TV adaptations, Sherlock Holmes has also reached a large TV audience.