Want to write a character that transcends the centuries? A character whose reach extends far beyond the pages of a book?
A new book, Arthur And Sherlock by Michael Sims, tells the story of the creation of the world-famous detective and explores the traits that continue to make him fascinating. From the publisher’s website:
“As a young medical student, Arthur Conan Doyle studied in Edinburgh under the vigilant eye of a diagnostic genius, Dr. Joseph Bell. Doyle often observed Bell identifying a patient’s occupation, hometown, and ailments from the smallest details of dress, gait, and speech. Although Doyle was training to be a surgeon, he was meanwhile cultivating essential knowledge that would feed his literary dreams and help him develop the most iconic detective in fiction.”
Learn more about the book.
QUESTION: Why do you think Sherlock still captivates?