detective stories

India
August 30, 2009 8:46pm CST
do sherlock holmes the detective written by sir aurthor conandoyle really existed? in his stories the house address of sherlock holmes in london was always mentioned.
2 responses
@dodo19 (39167)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
31 Aug 09
Sherlock Holmes was actually based on a real person. Sherlock Holmes himself didn't exist, but was based on a real person, as far as I'm concerned. This is what I've read about the character.
@Angelwriter (1955)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Sherlock Holmes himself didn't exist. He was fictional. But, he was based on a real person. A doctor, named Joseph Bell. There is a Baker St, where Sherlock Holmes lived, but when the stories were written the actual address, 221B, wasn't a real one. It exists now and it's where the Sherlock Holmes museum is.