Review of ‘The Great Detective’ by Zach Dundas

Zach Dundas, The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015). Hardcover | Kindle Arthur Conan Doyle published A Study in Scarlet in 1887. Nearly 130 years later, Sherlock Holmes and John H. Watson continue to attract followers. But while Conan Doyle’s four novels and 56 short stories are canonical, the Sherlockian universe has expanded (with no end in sight) to include stage and screen adaptations, spinoff stories, and fan fiction. The question is why. “Why have Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, and the mysteries Conan Doyle challenged them to solve not … Continue reading Review of ‘The Great Detective’ by Zach Dundas