Sherlock Holmes

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Noun1.Sherlock Holmes - a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan DoyleSherlock Holmes - a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
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When Gregson or Lestrade or Athelney Jones are out of their depths--which, by the way, is their normal state--the matter is laid before me.
He is assisted by the Scotland Yard cop Athelney Jones, another creation albeit a minor one in the actual factory of Conan Doyle's characterisation.
Surveying the scene, Scotland Yard detective Athelney Jones (who has learned a great deal since his less-than-auspicious appearance in Doyle's The Sign of Four) and the American Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase find a clue on Moriarty's corpse to the whereabouts of Clarence Devereux, an American criminal with his sights set on taking over the London underworld in Moriarty's absence.