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Sherlock Holmes

In high school I read some Sherlock Holmes and laughed to see that this was the same battle where Dr. Watson was wounded before becoming partner to the great detective.
Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  fictitious detective introduced in stories by Arthur Conan Doyle (1887) and appearing in numerous film adaptations
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Strongly Associated with:   Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles
The first stories were collected in the book The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. For a list of Arthur Conan Doyle’s favorite stories or for those of his fans, click on the Wikipedia link.
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  • In high school I read some Sherlock Holmes and laughed to see that this was the same battle where Dr. Watson was wounded before becoming partner to the great detective.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • It looked like Sherlock Holmes’s pipe, curved and drooping from her lips.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • When I found out her story I figured I’d march myself right up to Hollywood and get a Sherlock Holmes job.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  Ellen Foster
  • Sherlock Holmes and Jem Finch would agree.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • I laughed incredulously as Sherlock Holmes leaned back in his settee and blew little wavering rings of smoke up to the ceiling.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Then what happened, Sherlock Holmes?
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Hilly’s wearing a red wool A-line dress with a cape coat over it, Sherlock Holmes-style, even though it’s hot as fire in here.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • A big easy chair by the window looked like the kind of place Sherlock Holmes would sit smoking a pipe.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • In those days Mr Sherlock Holmes was still living in Baker Street and the Bastables were looking for treasure in the Lewisham Road.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew

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  • And Sherlock Holmes would think so, too.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Feeling just about as smart as Sherlock Holmes, I headed for the store.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Thinks he’s Sherlock Holmes.’
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • In The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson get a visit from James Mortimer, who is a doctor 7O from the moors in Devon.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • Delinko is no Sherlock Holmes, thought the police captain, but he’s got a point.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • "You want to play Sherlock Holmes?" asked Horace.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • It was all a little like the dog in the Sherlock Holmes story , the one that didn’t bark.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • She continued to read to him almost every evening, just as she had been doing from the time he had come to live with her, stories of adventure and suspense like Sherlock Holmes and Tom Sawyer, as well as poetry—Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes and many others.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • "Oh, yes," said Doctor Dohmler, nodding his venerable head, as if, like Sherlock Holmes, he had expected a valet and only a valet to be introduced at this point.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • You fix upon me a look of doglike devotion and demand of me a pronouncement a la Sherlock Holmes!
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • There were Snow White and some of the seven dwarfs, Mary Poppins and Sherlock Holmes, Peter Pan and Pippi Longstocking, Little Red Ridinghood and Cinderella.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Rafi is the Sherlock Holmes of Chandrapore.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Do you remember how the great Sherlock Holmes doped things out in his room on Baker Street?
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • When he rode the bicycle he would wear acrobat’s tights, gaudy socks, and a Sherlock Holmes cap, but when he was on foot he would dress in a spotless natural linen suit, white shoes, a silk bow tie, a straw boater, and he would carry a willow stick in his hand.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • (He grins at Larry.) From what I heard, Larry, you’re not so good when you start playing Sherlock Holmes.
    Eugene O’Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • I’ve always been considered pretty smart (a genius, if you ask me) but I consistently play Watson to SarahByrnes’s Sherlock Holmes, and from where I stood at the time—petrified by fear—her thinking seemed sound.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • …oysters (shells included), heals several sufferers from king’s evil, contracts his face so as to resemble many historical personages, Lord Beaconsfield, Lord Byron, Wat Tyler, Moses of Egypt, Moses Maimonides, Moses Mendelssohn, Henry Irving, Rip van Winkle, Kossuth, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Baron Leopold Rothschild, Robinson Crusoe, Sherlock Holmes, Pasteur, turns each foot simultaneously in different directions, bids the tide turn back, eclipses the sun by extending his little finger.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Miss Whitefield tracked you at every stopping place: she is a regular Sherlock Holmes.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • A quip from Mr. Sherlock Holmes.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • And are you going to tell me what it means, Sherlock Holmes?
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • Thereafter he read all Sherlock Holmes stories, scanning film in Luna City Carnegie Library.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • You didn’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to deduce that.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • No, it couldn’t, Sherlock Holmes.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • I’m no Sherlock Holmes, you know.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • By now Geyer was a national fascination, America’s Sherlock Holmes.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • It would not require a Sherlock Holmes to deduce that you have been cooking over a camp-fire, to say nothing of trying out seal-blubber.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • The address of the club Charles leads John and Jack to—221B Baker Street—is well known to any Sherlock Holmes reader as the detective’s home.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Either way, my father had been affected by his given and almost-given names; he was forever quoting Tennyson or telling me in great detail a Sherlock Holmes plot.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • However abstracted and impractical, Gottlieb would have made an excellent Sherlock Holmes—if anybody who would have made an excellent Sherlock Holmes would have been willing to be a detective.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Merlyn put his fingers together like Sherlock Holmes and replied immediately, "I prefer the chaffinch.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • But Sherlock Holmes isn’t here, is he?
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • So Sherlock Holmes sends Doctor Watson to Devon with Sir Henry Baskerville and James Mortimer.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • The house was just such as I had pictured it from Sherlock Holmes’ succinct description, but the locality appeared to be less private than I expected.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • He remembered the insult: Sherlock Holmes.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • And Sherlock Holmes says he will stay in London, but he travels to Devon secretly and does investigations of his own.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • He was searching his pockets for the key when someone passing said: "Good-night, Mister Sherlock Holmes."
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • What does Dr. James Mortimer, the man of science, ask of Sherlock Holmes, the specialist in crime?
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • And Sherlock Holmes and Watson and Lestrade from Scotland Yard catch him.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • And these are some of the Red Herrings Sherlock Holmes and Watson are followed when they are in London by a man in a coach with a black beard.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
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