Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Since Doyle created the immortal Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson, no other mystery writer has come close to eclipsing him as the standard bearer in crime fiction. A brilliant London-based "consulting detective", Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess and renowned for his skillful use of astute observation, deductive reasoning, and inference to solve difficult cases.



I have found that it is usually in unimportant matters that there is a field for the observation, and for the quick analysis of cause and effect which gives the charm to an investigation. The larger crimes are apt to be the simpler, for the bigger the crime the more obvious, as a rule, is the motive.

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It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

There is a danger for him who taketh the tiger cub, and danger also for whoso snatches a delusion from a woman.

Never trust to general impressions, my boy, but concentrate yourself upon details.

Strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.

The more bizzarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be.

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It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.

Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.


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