The „Sherlock‟ Impact
Probably the most popular fictional character ever
First series of short stories in The Strand Magazine,
beginning with "A Scandal in Bohemia" in 1891
Trace evidence used by Holmes- shoe and tire
impressions, footprints, etc. became reality later on
The Guinness Book of World Records has
consistently listed Sherlock Holmes as the "most
portrayed movie character" with more than 70
actors playing the part in over 200 films
BBC one TV series replaced the Victorian setting to
the shady and violent present-day London
January 12, 2014 saw 8.8 million viewers for
Began as a fictional character and ended up as an
entertainer for millions of viewers
Sherlock Holmes was walking down the streets when he found
many people gathered around a woman's dead body.
He examined the body and found a purse with her license.
He called up her residence number. Her husband picked up the
phone and Sherlock said “Your wife is dead”
”No way !!” said the husband
“Please come and confirm” said Sherlock. Husband said Ok
and hung up
After 10 minutes husband came. Sherlock looked at the police
officer and said “The husband is the murderer”.
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