The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes

By Zach Dundas
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015, 320 pages, $26


Missoula native and UM School of Journalism graduate Zach Dundas has been a rabid SherlockHolmes fan his entire life, going back to his founding of a fan club as a geeky pre-teen. Dundas nowlives in Portland, Ore., where he’s co-executive editor of the Portland Monthly. As an adult and ajournalist, he became interested in the mystique of Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective character, whohas appealed to generations since 1887. In reporting for his book, Dundas visited two continentsand both U.S. coasts, including London and Dartmoor, the eerie setting for The Hound of theBaskervilles. Among his discoveries: “It’s all about Watson.”

Book Cover: The Great Detective
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