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Sherlock is a literary character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the 1880’s. He is a fictional consulting detective for Scotland Yard and is based in London, England. He uses his intelligence and logic reasoning to solve cases. Although not the first fictional detective, Sherlock's use of forensics and acute deductive reasoning makes him perhaps the seminal figure in the detective literary genre, and his methodologies continue to influence contemporary approaches to investigating and solving crimes.

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