The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was written by Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle. The novel was first published in 1892. A Scandal in Bohemia was
a short story about a woman who has pictures of herself and a high English
nobleman. She used them to blackmail him.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a novelist, a detective-story writer, and a
physician. He was born on May 22, 1859 and died on July 7, 1930. He began
writing The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in 1890 and finished writing it in
1892. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was so successful in his writing that he gave up
his career as a physician only five years after the creation of Sherlock Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson were created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
in a bar in England when Doyle was having legal problems.
The story took place in March of 1888. Sherlock Holmes resided at 221B
Baker Street in London, England. Inside his room were all the materials he
needed to use to solve his cases:
One night, it was on the twentieth of March 1888, I was
returning from a journey to a patient, when my way led me
through Baker Street. His rooms were brilliantly lit, and, even as
I looked up I saw his tall, spare figure pass twice in a dark
silhouette against the blind.

The second half of the story took place at Briony Lodge. This is where Irene
Adler resided. Her house had a small garden and was two stories high.
The story began when Doctor Watson visited Sherlock Holmes. Holmes
told Watson that he needed his help on a case. The case involved pictures of
the King of Bohemia and a woman named Irene Alder. The King of Bohemia
was going to marry a woman he loved, but Irene Alder blackmailed him with
the pictures. Irene Alder was in love with the King and did not want him to
marry another woman.
Sherlock Holmes came up with a plan to get the pictures back from Irene
Alder. Holmes had a group of his friends cause a commotion with Irene in front
of her house. Then, Holmes dashed into the crowd to pretend that he was
protecting the woman and was punched by one of the men. He had concealed a
small amount of red paint in his hand. When the fight was broken up, Holmes
was on the ground with the paint on his face. He pretended that he was
seriously injured and was brought into Irene's house.
While Holmes was being cared for by Irene and a small crowd of people,
Doctor Watson sent a smoke rocket into her house and started yelling "fire!".
Irene ran to a sliding panel just above the right bell-pull in order to save the
pictures from the fire. When Holmes saw the place where she had run, he knew
where the pictures were and told the people that it was a false alarm.
The next morning the King of Bohemia and Sherlock Holmes found out that
Irene Alder married a man named Godfrey Norton. Irene had left England the
night before with her husband. Holmes went to her house and opened the sliding
panel to find only a picture of Irene and a letter adressed to Sherlock Holmes.
The letter said that the King of Bohemia did not have to worry about the
pictures, for she loved another man better than he. It also said that she kept the
pictures only to protect herself. The King of Bohemia then asked Sherlock
Holmes what he wanted for his services and offered him a ring. Holmes told the
King he did not want the ring, but only the picture of Irene.
Count Von Kramm was the King of Bohemia. He was extremely tall and
was a well built man. His clothes were that of the best fabric available at the
time. He wore a broad brimmed hat with a black vizard mask that concealed the
upper part of his face:
A man entered who could hardly have been less than six feet six
inches in height, with the chest and limbs of a Hercules. His
dress was rich with the richness which would, in England, be
looked upon as akin to bad taste. He carried a broad brimmed
hat in his hand, while he wore across the upper part of her face,
extending down past the cheekbones, a black vizard mask, which
he had apparently adjusted that very moment,