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The relationship between Chief Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis in connection with Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson First I want to pick out some detective elements of the ealiest times of literature From the time people started to write literary works mystery and the solution of mystery can be traced in the history of literature In the Bible the story of Cain and Able is the first where the reader can observe a crime a murderer a motive for the murder The only necessary characteristic missing is the detective God solves the enigma and of course God doesnt need any deductive method to do this Another mystery might be the story of Susana in the Bible Daniel 13 Here the detective can be Daniel though God helps him to resolve the enigma Of course it lacks the strict regulations of a detective fiction but the mystery and the solution can be observed clearly From the middle of the 19th century till recent years detective fiction has developed to be a widely accepted and popular literary genre Though some literary theorists claim that it should not be taken so seriously Edgar Allan Poe was the first writer who introduced the basics of detective fiction though mainly in the United States At the end of the 19th century in the 1880s and 1990s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle began to publish the stories of Sherlock Holmes First Doyle became pupular in the United States but this success gave him incitation to continue writing By the 20th century Doyle made the detective stories popular in England as well His method of solving a mystery was the human logic and deduction His main figure is Sherlock Holmes who sometimes clears up the secrets merely from his Baker street residence in London Holmes often gives armchair solutions which means that the detective solves the secret by sitting in his study and drawing the conclusion from the
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