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'Sherlock' wins big at the Emmys, but its stars are no-shows at the ceremony

'Sherlock' wins big at the Emmys, but its stars are no-shows at the ceremony

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) --"Sherlock" won big at the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, but its stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman weren't on hand to celebrate.
Karen Butler
Experts: U.S. copyright law needs renewal

Experts: U.S. copyright law needs renewal

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) --Experts discussed the merits of copyright length and resale royalties in a hearing Tuesday as part of an ongoing series discussing copyright law in the United States.
Curtis Sprung, Medill News Service
Ian McKellen to portray a retired Sherlock Holmes in 'Mr. Holmes'

Ian McKellen to portray a retired Sherlock Holmes in 'Mr. Holmes'

LONDON, July 14 (UPI) --Bill Condon's "Mr. Holmes" reimagines Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) as a 93-year-old retiree, and follows the detective as he revisits an unsolved mystery.
Annie Martin
Sherlock Holmes to get a new partner on 'Elementary'

Sherlock Holmes to get a new partner on 'Elementary'

NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) --Ophelia Lovibond has landed a recurring role on the detective drama series "Elementary," CBS announced.
Karen Butler
'Sherlock' returning to the BBC in 2015

'Sherlock' returning to the BBC in 2015

LONDON, July 2 (UPI) --Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are returning to the small screen in 2015 as BBC One is bringing back "Sherlock" before the show's fourth season.
Veronica Linares
Largest private collection of John Lennon poems and artwork sells for $3 million at Sotheby's

Largest private collection of John Lennon poems and artwork sells for $3 million at Sotheby's

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) --Sketches and poems written by former Beatle John Lennon sold for a combined $2.9 million at Sotheby's auction house on Tuesday.
Matt Bradwell
Lucy Liu helmed May 1 episode of 'Elementary'

Lucy Liu helmed May 1 episode of 'Elementary'

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Actress Lucy Liu will make her small-screen directorial debut with an upcoming episode of her popular TV detective series, {i:Elementary}, CBS announced.
Karen Butler

Inspiration for Sherlock Holmes found, writer says

LONDON, March 16 (UPI) -- A new biography of Jerome Caminada, a detective in Victorian England, suggests he was the model for fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
Benedict Cumberbatch appears in 'Sesame Street' video

Benedict Cumberbatch appears in 'Sesame Street' video

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A "Sesame Street" video featuring British actor Benedict Cumberbatch alongside Count von Count and Murray the monster has become an Internet sensation.
'Sherlock' Season 3 premiere seen by 9.2M in the U.K.

'Sherlock' Season 3 premiere seen by 9.2M in the U.K.

LONDON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- About 9.2 million viewers tuned in for Wednesday's Season 3 U.K. premiere of "Sherlock," the mystery series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
'Sherlock Holmes' declared part of public domain

'Sherlock Holmes' declared part of public domain

Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Judge rules any "Sherlock Holmes" elements written prior to Jan. 1, 1923, are in the public domain in the United States.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
'Sherlock' special to air on PBS Jan. 12

'Sherlock' special to air on PBS Jan. 12

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- PBS says it plans to air a special called "Unlocking Sherlock" Jan. 12, a week ahead of the U.S. premiere of Season 3 of the British mystery series, "Sherlock."
'Sherlock' debuts third season trailer, in which Watson has grown a mustache

'Sherlock' debuts third season trailer, in which Watson has grown a mustache

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Benedict Cumberbatch's wry detective is back from the dead in the hit series' season three trailer.
Kate Stanton
Sherlock Holmes exhibition headed to Ohio science museum

Sherlock Holmes exhibition headed to Ohio science museum

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, a tribute to the fictional sleuth, is to open Feb. 8 at Ohio's Center of Science and Industry.

It's now Merkel's Europe

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Like the dog in Sherlock Holmes that failed to bark in the night, the significant event of the latest European summit was what did not happen. It did not concentrate on American bugging of the phones and emails of European leaders.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
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American actor Robert Downey Jr. attends the world premiere of "Sherlock Holmes" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on December 14, 2009. UPI/Rune Hellestad
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Sherlock Holmes ( /ˈʃɜrlɒk ˈhoʊmz/) is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based "consulting detective", Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to take almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases.

Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. The first story, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887 and the second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two novels published in serial form appeared between then and 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914.

All but four stories are narrated by Holmes's friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson; two are narrated by Holmes himself ("The Blanched Soldier" and "The Lion's Mane") and two others are written in the third person ("The Mazarin Stone" and "His Last Bow"). In two stories ("The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Gloria Scott"), Holmes tells Watson the main story from his memories, while Watson becomes the narrator of the frame story. The first and fourth novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Valley of Fear, each include a long interval of omniscient narration recounting events unknown both to Holmes and to Watson.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sherlock Holmes."
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