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Holmes was not always a famous detective. In Holmes's very first case, a simple letter shocked a man to death. Holmes explains to Watson how a voyage upon a ship called the Gloria Scott tortured a man for the rest of his life.
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About the Author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859. He became a doctor in 1882. When this career did not prove successful, Doyle started writing stories. In addition to the popular Sherlock Holmes short stories and novels, Doyle also wrote historical novels, romances, and plays.
JT Morrow has worked as a freelance illustrator for twenty years and has won several awards. He's done advertisement work for Fortune 500 companies, editorial work, book covers, and art for packaging.
French artist Sophie Rohrbach began her career after graduating in display design at the Chambre des Commerce. She went on to design displays in many top department stores, including Galeries Lafayette. She also studied illustration at the Emile Cohl school in Lyon, France, where she now lives with her daughter. Rohrbach has illustrated many children's books.