Sherlock Holmes is 124 years old, and he’s never been in such high demand. The iconic detective from 221b Baker Street has inspired films, numerous television series, and now, two new books.
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Sherlock and Sci-Fi Christmas — This week, we’ll follow the clues to decipher how Sherlock Holmes has stayed fresh for more than a century. We’ll meet "Sherlock Holmes in sneakers" — 5th grade detective "Encyclopedia Brown" — and also the creator of hit TV show House, whose powers (and weaknesses) are modeled on Holmes’. Plus, we’ll hear a sci-fi tale with a holiday twist written by Kurt Andersen.
Arthur Conan Doyle wasn’t the first person to write a mystery novel, but his focus on scientific methods and brilliant protagonist made the stories of Sherlock Holmes world-famous. Yet is Sherlock Holmes based on a real person? Tune in to find out.