Sherlock Holmes I Presume

Sherlock Holmes is the product of the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s very creative mind. The great private detective first made his mark on the literary scene in 1887 in the first of four novels in a short series. The private eye has since then been seen on television, movies, and even the stage. There have been over 200 movies made that feature the character, with over 70 lucky actors getting to play the part. Conan Doyle was said to have derived his inspiration for Holmes from Joseph Bell, a surgeon for whom Conan Doyle had worked under before.
It was said that he had a very bohemian lifestyle, but was very clean and orderly in most aspects of his life. He also had a habit of smoking tobacco, and there are even some instances to him uses some harder drugs.
The fictional history of Sherlock Holmes is somewhat vague, as Conan Doyle never went into too much detail, but it is said that he was born in 1854. He then became somewhat of a private investigator during his undergraduate time at the college he attended, and some of his very first cases were said to have come from those classmates of his that needed help. It was through this work, and his eventual financial need of a partner, that he came into contact with John H. Watson and that is really when the Sherlock Holmes stories started.
After joining with Watson, the doctor joined him for at least 17 years of private detective work. It is said that Holmes was in the private detective game for 23 years total. They were roommates and worked together on many cases that were brought to them for whatever reason that they needed to be solved. They were of course, one of the best literary pairs of crime solvers and some of the best friends as well.
At one point in his life, Holmes was killed off by his creator, Conan Doyle, only to be brought back a few years later after public outcry at his death. It was explained that he faked his death to trick those who were against him. He then retired for good in what many believe to be sometimes before 1904, and not much is known about his later days and his death. But what can be for certain is his legacy he left on all the private detectives that came after him, both in literature and on screen.