Perspectives

Literary genre

The story “A Scandal in Bohemia” by Arthur Conan Doyle belongs to the detective fiction genre. 

Even though the action in this story does not follow the typical crime fiction pattern – for instance, there is no murder and no criminal – the story does revolve around a case…

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Works by the same author or in the same genre

“The Red-Headed League” is another detective story by Arthur Conan Doyle which also features Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson solving a case. Unlike in “A Scandal in Bohemia”, where Holmes ends up admiring and respecting the person he chases, in “The Red-Headed League”, the adversary is a criminal who plays a prank on an innocent man and is eventually brought to justice. Both cases are opportunities for Holmes to successfully use his powers of observation and deduction. 

A different example of crime fiction is “The Good Samaritan” by Charles Ardai. In the story a detective is searching for a killer who is mu…

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