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There are many different books in many different genres There are horror novels love stories suspenseful books and detective stories The detective storys evolution has been a long and eventful process The man responsible for the biggest leap in the detective story was Arthur Conan Doyle He gave the world Sherlock Holmes who could be considered the greatest investigator in detective story history Holmes was unique in detective story history The readers interest is captivated not only by the detectives unique methods but to perhaps to even a greater degree by the singular personality of this remarkable man Sayers 10 Doyle also gave the world Dr Watson Holmes sidekick Other authors could have written about this pair but none could match Doyle Doyle was a master storyteller Snow 8 Without Doyle the detective story would never have been what it is now Cresterton states With Conan Doyle the detective story at last came to full fruition Cresterton 170 This statement is true All detective stories after Doyles had some of the aspects of his stories Sir Arthur Conan Doyle shaped the way detective stories were written in the twentieth century by using a third person limited perspective using a structured plot line and by having Holmes investigate crimes other than murder Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was the first detective story author to make good use of the third person limited perspective Holmes sidekick Watson is a smart man but he could not compare to the brilliance of Holmes When Holmes was figuring out a mystery he often left Watson very confused Holmes would do things that to Watson would make no sense At the end of the story however Watson would see the logic behind Holmes actions This quote is Watson thinking about the case he and Holmes were working on Here I had heard what he had heard I had seen what he had seen and yet from his words
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