Readers love detective stories and smart, shrewd detectives. Commissioner Megre, Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple and many others are perceived not as literary characters, but as people who have lived for themselves. Many refuse to believe that such people never really existed, and that they are just a figment of the imagination of the writers of the detective genre. But without any exaggeration, we can say that the most beloved detective of all times and peoples remains Sherlock Holmes - a hero who came from the pen of the famous English writer Arthur Conan Doyle.
The fame of Sherlock Holmes is truly enormous; there is a museum named after him on Baker Street in London. It is to the address of the museum that the famous detective receives thousands of letters, in which not only children, but also quite adults address him as a real person. That is, the most famous English detective also lives his own life, separate from the book and writer Arthur Conan Doyle.
At some point, Arthur Conan Doyle felt that Sherlock Holmes, as a character in his works, had exhausted himself. That is why he decided to kill him. But the writer arranged the death of his hero beautifully - he died in a battle with one of the leaders of the London underworld - Professor Moriarty. They both fell into the Reichenbach Falls. It seemed that the story of the famous detective was over …
But it was not there! Readers literally filled up Conan Doyle with bags of letters, demanding the resurrection of their favorite detective. And the writer could not stand such pressure, gave up and gave Sherlock Holmes the opportunity to escape.
In general, the works about Sherlock Holmes became the writer's day and fame and a kind of curse. After all, Conan Doyle strove to write serious historical novels, plays and not even the worst poetry, but this was not in demand. And Sherlock Holmes, meanwhile, was only gaining popularity and generally healed, as mentioned above, with his own life.
The famous detective reappeared in The Return of Sherlock Holmes and not only neutralized Professor Moriarty's associate, Colonel Sebastian Moran, but also told Dr. Watson how he managed to escape. It turns out that, falling into the waterfall from Moriarty, Holmes was able to catch hold of the rock, and while hanging on the rock above the waterfall, he managed to feel the ledge, on which he leaned with his feet, and later got out. This is how he managed to survive in this most life-threatening situation. The famous detective did not get into such bindings again. No, he stood at the dangerous line several times, but Arthur Conan Doyle had the foresight to keep his character alive and well.