|Sir Arthur Conan Doyle|
|Basil Rathbone as Holmes|
Obviously Sir Arthur seriously underestimated Holmes’ popularity. Shocked to the point of wearing black armbands, Doyle’s readership launched a stunning protest. Even Queen Victoria was not amused, personally requesting the author to revive the legendary detective.Caving to the outcry, Doyle penned The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901, as a prequel to previously published adventures. But that wasn’t good enough. Clamoring fans wanted Holmes alive.
|"We are not amused"|
Sherlock holmes, however, is still going strong.